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HHS Issues New Guidance, Delays Enforcement on “Refill Reminders” Under HIPAA

On September 19, the Department of Health and Human Services issued new guidance on the “refill reminder” requirements under HIPAA. The new final HIPAA regulations, most of which go into effect on September 23, 2013, limit the remuneration that a covered entity may receive in exchange for making communications to patients about a drug or biologic currently prescribed to that patient.