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How Does HIPAA Impact Your Practice?

No medical office, and even other types of offices, can escape HIPAA.
HIPAA, or The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, protects the information of patients in all 50 states. This applies not […]

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.

New […]

Monthly Update: October 2020 HIPAA Violations

The amount of information that we give employers, insurance companies, and our medical professionals can seem invasive.
Oftentimes we want to cling to our privacy and dread the rather intimidate questionnaire that can come from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Guide to HIPAA Violations Associated With Social Media

While HIPAA isn’t that old of a law, it does predate the rise of social media. Still, social media isn’t immune to the effects of HIPAA.
HIPAA violations associated with social media are just as […]