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Proposed 2021 HIPAA Changes and How They Can Affect a Medical Practice

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) dropped the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for HIPAA in December of 2020. Since then, everyone in the medical community has been wondering about the future of the medical field.

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HIPAA Answers: Who Does HIPAA Apply To?

Are you wondering if HIPAA applies to you or your workforce? Are you wondering to what degree is your personal health information protected? If that’s the case, you’re in the right place.
In essence, HIPAA […]

What Are HIPAA Breach Notification Requirements?

When it was first implemented in 1996, one of HIPAA’s core goals was to improve Americans’ awareness of and control over their protected health information (PHI). Over time, the OCR has added to and […]

HIPAA Guidelines on Telemedicine: A Complete Guide

 
In February of 2020, the CDC noted that the level of telemedicine visits skyrocketed to about 154 percent more than in 2019.
No doubt, with the COVID-19 pandemic plaguing the world, the need for socially […]

What Are the HIPAA Administrative Simplification Regulations?

Imagine this, you are going about your day working in the medical industry. Suddenly, you receive notice that you’ve broken the law.
You have violated a part of HIPAA, maybe a part that you didn’t […]

When Was HIPAA Enacted, by Whom and Why?

HIPAA has a lot of moving parts, but you may not think to learn when about HIPAA history. You may not know, when was HIPAA enacted? To explore this question, What is HIPAA Certification?
It’s […]

What Does HIPAA Protect?

Did you go into health care with the goal of working with people and helping them get healthy? That’s a great reason to, but you also need to understand and follow HIPAA.
What does HIPAA […]

5 Benefits of HIPAA Compliance

If you work in the healthcare industry, the words “HIPAA” and “compliance” are likely a part of your everyday vocabulary. You’ll hear them thrown around in the context of patient paperwork, records, and more.
As […]

What Are the Penalties for HIPAA Violations and How to Avoid Them

Committing HIPAA violations as a medical worker can lead to a career end. Oddly enough, these violations are quite common and can occur without direct knowledge of the event.
HIPAA violations are categorized by tier, […]

Everything You Need to Know About a HIPAA Violation

Between 2005 and 2019, healthcare data breaches affected nearly 250 million people. And when data breaches like this occur, it’s usually because of a HIPAA violation.
HIPAA violations are not uncommon. In fact, even a competent healthcare facility […]