The American Medical Association has created a resource for physicians to understand the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and their changes as a result of the 2009 economic stimulus package.
This resource outlines new requirements:
- Protection of patient information;
- How to comply with patients’ requests to access their information; and
- Administrative protections physicians must have in place.
It also provides the compliance schedule and all relevant compliance deadlines.
The web address is as follows: www.ama-assn.org/ama1/pub/upload/mm/368/hipaa-guidance.pdf.