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How Breaches Add Up to Millions for Failed HIPAA Compliance

How Breaches Add Up to Millions for Failed HIPAA Compliance

by Yenny (SU)
It’s no secret that Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations cost businesses money – and their reputation – when they’re found to be non-compliant. The guidelines of HIPAA provide strict standards for the electronic exchange of health information for covered entities and business associates.

Do the proposed changes to “meaningful use” mean the end of risk assessments?

Do the proposed changes to “meaningful use” mean the end of risk assessments?

by Yenny (SU)
Technology sometimes changes faster than regulations can keep up. Laws and incentives that are part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) were designed to encourage the adoption of electronic health records to replace paper and streamline communications.

The Benefits of HIPAA Compliance Services for Physicians

The Benefits of HIPAA Compliance Services for Physicians

by Yenny (SU)
As a doctor, you have your hands full just taking care of your many patients, running a practice, and providing quality healthcare service. The last thing you need to worry about is whether your practice is being managed properly when it comes to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance.

The End of HIPAA Audits?

The End of HIPAA Audits?

by Yenny (SU)
Recently, Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights Director Roger Severino signaled an end to the latest wave of HIPAA audits – but “no slowdown in our enforcement efforts.”

What is Considered a HIPAA Breach

What is Considered a HIPAA Breach

by Yenny (SU)
In order to prevent irreparable financial and reputational harm to your company, it’s worth having a healthy discussion with your employees about what is considered a breach of HIPAA. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), a breach of Protected Health Information (PHI) is defined as “an impermissible use or disclosure under the Privacy Rule that compromises the security or privacy of the protected health information.