The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange recently published guidance on required steps to take to determine if a breach of protected health information must be reported to affected patients and the Department of Health and Human Services.

The guidance covers the HIPAA Omnibus Rule enacted in 2013 that changed some breach notification procedures, including a presumption that a breach is presumed to have occurred when discovered, until an entity can demonstrate a low probability that PHI has been compromised.

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