If you are a health plan, health care clearinghouse, or health care provider, you are a HIPAA Covered Entity (CE).  If health plans or health care providers use services of other persons or businesses—business associates (BAs) —to carry out health care activities and functions, the HIPAA Privacy Rule allows CEs to disclose protected health information (PHI) […]

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Key Notes of Health Care Compliance From HIPAA Exams, Inc. March 2014 Is Your Organization Fully Omnibus Rule HIPAA Compliant? September 23, 2013 is long past, but compliance is still the priority!  With the rise of the mobile workforce, compliance may be difficult; however, it is absolutely necessary to avoid costly penalties.  Review the checklist […]

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Key Notes of Health Care Compliance From HIPAA Exams, Inc. February 2014 Health Information Privacy: A Case-Based Discussion       The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of personal health information (PHI). The Rule also establishes limits and conditions regarding the uses and disclosures that may be made of PHI without patient […]

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Why is Health Care Credentialing Important? Health care credentialing helps health care facilities, health care professionals, health care industry representatives, and business associates maintain awareness of health care regulations and accreditation standards. Health care credentialing ensures that workers in the health care arena are able to: Manage disruptive care and clinical competency issues Access information […]

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Health Information Privacy: A Case-Based Discussion The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of personal health information (PHI). The Rule also establishes limits and conditions regarding the uses and disclosures that may be made of PHI without patient authorization. The Rule gives patients rights over their PHI, including privileges to examine […]

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The HIPAA Security Rule: Get Serious About Compliance The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) 2014 audits are here. The September 23, 2013 HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule compliance date is past. If you have not fully complied, we suggest you comply now. Under the Final Rule, HIPAA penalties were increased and can now be as high […]

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Take Steps Now to Avoid Potential Liability Under the Amended Breach Notification Rule if You Are a HIPAA-Covered Entity, Business Associate, or Business Associate’s Subcontractor On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a final omnibus rule amending the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 in […]

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Does your organization understand the conditions of HIPAA Final Omnibus compliance with respect to Business Associates?  You had until September 23, 2013 to bring all Business Associate (BA) agreements into conformance with the new rules; however, BA agreements that were not renewed or modified between March 26, 2013 and September 23, 2013 are deemed compliant […]

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In the ever changing, highly technical health care environment of today, it is essential that medical groups, health systems, and other organized and integrated systems of care stay current with government mandates and standards that enhance population safety, health, and care for patients. HIPAA Exams, Inc. has been a leader in accredited health care training […]

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