HIPAA Rights: Is COVID-19 a Challenge to Privacy?

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the Office of Civil Rights has effectively commissioned a paper trail that traces a tested individual’s health status across various areas of their life. This article discusses findings from The National Law Review that explore whether certain aspects of The CARES Act violates people’s …

How to Report a HIPAA Violation: The Complete Guide

Many companies are required by law to it here to the standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This aims to protect a patient’s medical records and other sensitive information. If the company commits a HIPAA violation, it’s essential to report it. But, not everyone knows how to go …

HIPAA and Healthcare Compliance: How COVID-19 Is Changing the Healthcare System

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic. Since COVID-19 began spreading throughout the world, it has been wreaking havoc on several different sectors. There have even been changes in the healthcare industry. Many people are questioning whether the movement to telehealth methods of seeing patients …

What You Need to Know About HIPAA Training During COVID-19

We all know that the HIPAA privacy rule is strict. Your teams need HIPAA training to make sure they know the law to avoid violations and the huge fines that come with them.  The coronavirus pandemic likely put a spanner in your training plans. Not only are healthcare teams exceptionally …

The Ultimate HIPAA Compliance Checklist

The Ultimate HIPAA Compliance Checklist In 2018, Anthem suffered a series of cyberattacks that led to the most significant health data breach in U.S. history. The breach exposed the protected health information of nearly 79 million people. As a result, Anthem agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services …

What is a HIPAA covered entity?

To be HIPAA compliant, there are certain rules and regulations. HIPAA covered entities are those who must comply, and they can be a person, institution or organization. Currently, there are three categories of covered entities: Health plans These entities include health insurance companies; HMOs, or Health Maintenance Organizations; employer-sponsored health …

HIPAA Clarifications Coming as a Result of Twenty-First Century Cures Act

Shortly before the end of his term on December 13, 2016, President Obama signed the Twenty-First Century Cures Act into law. This legislation, designed to promote medical advancement, also contains several provisions that apply to protected health information (PHI) and HIPAA. Earlier versions of the bill proposed including medical research …