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HIPAA – Can You Afford to be Compliant?

HIPAA – Can You Afford to be Compliant?

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Maybe the question should be, “Can your organization afford not to be compliant?” Just in the last two months of 2015, three HIPAA settlements were announced that totaled over $5 million in payments to the government. Leading the list was Triple-S Management Corporation’s $3.5 million settlement for widespread non-compliance issues discovered during an investigation after a breach notification. Avoiding fines and penalties does not need to be a costly proposition.

HIPAA – This Risk of Complacency

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Let’s face it. For any organization, following all the HIPAA requirements can be an enormous challenge. The larger the organization, the more complex these challenges can get, especially when it comes to educating and training a workforce.

An OIG Mandate for Increased HIPAA Oversight and Enforcement

An OIG Mandate for Increased HIPAA Oversight and Enforcement

by Bevon Findley (SU)
The HIPAA enforcement winds have been blowing for a while. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agency responsible for enforcement, has attempted to be proactive when it comes to making sure healthcare providers and business associates are meeting their compliance requirements.

HIPAA Policy and Procedures – The Backbone of a Comprehensive Compliance Program

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Within the Code of Federal Regulation (CFR), there is a HIPAA requirement that calls for the implementation of reasonable and appropriate policies and procedures to comply with the standards, implementation specifications or other requirements of the code.

The HIPAA Privacy Rule – What is Often Confusing About Some of the Requirements?

by Bevon Findley (SU)
A great deal of attention is given to protecting electronic health records. The HIPAA Security Rule defines all the administrative, technical and physical safeguards that must be in place in order to be compliant. But, what about paper documents containing protected health information (PHI), required verbal conversations that need to take place in a healthcare practice and marketing?