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    Alan is a published commentator and attorney who concentrates his practice in health care, estate planning, employee benefits and real estate law. He regularly provides advice regarding business, corporate and regulatory ...

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Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This sage advice has never rung more true than it does in the context of the recent changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.  On Jan. 25, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the Department of Health and Human Services issued the final rule amending the HIPAA privacy, security, enforcement and breach notification requirements, signaling the most expansive change to HIPAA in more than a decade. The final rule notes that compliance with these requirements should be in place by September 2013.

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