2015 starts enforcement of the requirements of HIPAA and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH ACT) by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Because these audits will be conducted randomly, making sure your organization is compliant is key. The audits will cover the […]

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It’s important to make sure your mobile devices are HIPAA compliant. As technology continues to become an integral part of the healthcare environment, it is common for healthcare professionals to communicate with their colleagues via text message or mobile device. Many facilities and practitioners use tablets and other software to transfer and record patient information, […]

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Making sure your organization stays HIPAA complaint is an essential part of your risk management strategy. Although you may have policies and procedures in place, have conducted employee training and attempt to stay abreast of any breach activity, many organizations unknowingly experience HIPAA violations on a consistent basis. There are extensive fines tied to HIPAA […]

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Start off 2015 by ensuring your HIPAA compliance requirements are in order. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) has a number of compliance measures that must be followed through the development of informational security and operational documentation by covered entities and business associates that create, receive, maintain, or transmit protected health information (‘PHI’) […]

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Key Notes of Health Care Compliance From HIPAA Exams, Inc. May 2014   HIPAA Privacy and Security Training If you are a HIPAA Covered Entity (CE), you must provide training to all new hire personnel, as well as, ongoing training for your entire workforce, and documentation of compliance.   The Privacy Rule: requires a CE […]

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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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