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OCR and ONC release model notices of privacy practices

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) recently teamed up to develop model notices of privacy practices (NPP) for healthcare providers and plans. The models are available on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) website. [1]

The NPP models reflect regulatory changes brought on by the HIPAA Omnibus Rule and should aid covered entities (CE) in complying with the requirements of the rule, according to OCR and ONC. CEs simply enter their information into the models and print or electronically post them.

The complimentary model NPPs are available to plans and providers in the following formats:

The HHS website also includes questions and instructions for entering your information into each of models.

Learn more about NPP requirements under HIPAA. [2]