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HIPAA Requirements for Group Health Plans and Sponsoring Employers (PDF)
Clearwater Compliance Link to more items from this source
[Guidance Overview]
Feb. 25, 2014
"[T]he 2014 OCR HIPAA Audits are expected to be about enforcement and disciplinary action. OCR officials have indicated that [group health plans] will be on the audit list again this year ... along with their service providers.... [T]he plan documents must provide that, before any disclosure of [protected health information (PHI)], the plan sponsor must certify that the plan documents: restrict uses and disclosures of PHI without authorization, ensure that any agents, including a subcontractor, to whom it provides PHI received from the group health plan agree to the same restrictions and conditions that apply to the plan sponsor; provide for certain rights of individuals ... and ensure adequate separation between the group health plan and plan sponsor."

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