HIPAA

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 […]

Monthly Update: HIPAA Violations in November 2020

For healthcare data breaches involving 500 or more records, 2020 was a banner year. Unfortunately, 642 of these large breaches occurred this past year.
As it currently stands, hacking and other IT incidents tend to be […]

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 […]

OCR Announces Enforcement Discretion Regarding Use of Online or Web-based Scheduling Applications for COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments

During the pandemic, care providers face many challenges. One of those challenges is maintaining HIPAA compliance during COVID-19 vaccinations.
HIPAA security rules protect patient health information. They establish safeguards that care providers must implement for […]