Changes to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules focus of program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently released the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability Act) "Mega Rule."

Butzel Long attorneys will discuss the HIPAA "Mega Rule" and what healthcare providers and vendors need to know during a Breakfast Briefing program presented in partnership with Automation Alley from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 22, at Automation Alley located at 2675 Bellingham Drive in Troy.

Featured presenters will be attorneys from Butzel Long's Health Care Industry team. Panelists include Debra A. Geroux, Mark R. Lezotte, Claudia Rast, and Robert H. Schwartz.

Program participants will learn how to comply, how to avoid penalties, what to expect in agreements, and what to require of subcontractors.

"These are significant changes that impact those who not only service patients, but those who are vendors to providers at all levels who come into contact with protected health information," said Schwartz. "Now is the time for healthcare providers and those who otherwise come into contact with health information to fully understand the implications of the HIPAA 'Mega Rule.'"

The registration fee for the briefing is $25 and includes continental breakfast.

Seating is limited for the program and registration is required. To register, visit For inquiries, call Jonathan Spencer at (313) 983-6995.

Published: Fri, Mar 15, 2013