Hogan & Hartson’s Marcy Wilder will be presenting on "HITECH’s Impact on Business Associate Agreements with Healthcare Providers: Complying With New HIPAA Requirements and Preparing for Touger Enforcement" in a CLE Teleconference on Thursday, September 24, 2009, at 1pm EDT.
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) dramatically expands the scope and application of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. These changes have the greatest impact on business associates and on agreements that providers reach with them. For the first time, business associates will be directly subject to many of the HIPAA rules. To ensure compliance with the new requirements, counsel to healthcare providers and business associates must examine the implications of HITECH for all existing and future agreements. This program will examine the new HITECH requirements as they relate to business associates and business associate agreements, discusses evaluating existing agreements, and offers best practices for developing and negotiating new agreements.