HIPAA Law Timelines and HIPAA Regulations Deadlines
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HIPAA Law Timelines and HIPAA Regulations Deadlines

HIPAA laws are every changing and it is important to keep up to date with the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule and timelines of important dates relating to HIPAA Compliance. Following are the HIPAA timelines for achieving compliance with HIPAA Rules.

Mid to late, 2009Healthcare Claims Attachment
May 23, 2008Standard Unique Health Identifier for Healthcare Providers for small health plan (less than 5 million dollars in annual revenues)
May 23, 2007Standard Unique Health Identifier for Healthcare Providers for most covered entities
April 21, 2006SECURITY – Compliance deadline (small health plans)
August 1, 2005EMPLOYER IDENTIFIER STANDARD – Compliance deadline (small health plans)
May 23, 2005Standard Unique Health Identifier for Healthcare Providers Application available @CMS
April 21, 2005SECURITY – Compliance deadline (for all covered entities except small health plans)
July 30, 2004EMPLOYER IDENTIFIER STANDARD – Compliance deadline (for all covered entities except small health plans)
April 14, 2004PRIVACY – Compliance deadline (small health plans)
October 16, 2003Transactions & Code Sets – Compliance deadline (all covered entities who filed for an extension and small health plans)
April 16, 2003Transactions & Code Sets – deadline for starting software and systems testing
April 14, 2003PRIVACY – Compliance deadline (for all covered entities except small health plans)
13-Feb-03SECURITY FINAL RULE – date of publication
13-Feb-03ADDENDUM to TRANSACTIONS & CODE SETS FINAL RULE –  date of publication
16-Oct-02Transaction and Code Sets – deadline for compliance or request for one year extension
31-May-02Employer Identifier Standard Final Rule Published
28-Dec-00Privacy Final Rule Published
August  17, 2000Transaction and Code Sets Final Rule Published
21-Aug-96HIPAA becomes law

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