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Keeping Medical Records Private 101: How to Follow HIPAA

Keeping Medical Records Private 101: How to Follow HIPAA

by Yenny (SU)
HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) became law in 1996 and revolutionized requirements and practices ensuring patient rights, privacy, and security. Instead of laws that were unclear or insufficient in some cases, HIPAA became federally mandated and regulated. However, the healthcare businesses that must comply have to navigate complex rules and make sure regulations are being followed.

HIPAA Risk Management Plan – Is it the Foundation of Your Compliance Program?

by ih-coc admin
A HIPAA Risk Management Plan is a compilation of an organization’s compliance policies, procedures, forms, logs and reports.

HIPAA Requirements – Time for a Major Regulatory Change

HIPAA Requirements – Time for a Major Regulatory Change

by Bevon Findley (SU)
It is only fitting that legislation that was created in the mid 1990’s be considered, as most HIPAA experts would agree, outdated. Even with changes brought about by HITECH and the Omnibus Act, the implementation specifications remain relatively unchanged. It is still one-size-fits-all when it comes to meeting the requirements.

HIPAA Settlement with Anchorage Community Mental Health Services

HIPAA Settlement with Anchorage Community Mental Health Services

by Bevon Findley (SU)
HIPAA Settlement Underscores the Vulnerability of Unpatched and Unsupported Software ACMHS will pay $150,000 and adopt a corrective action plan to correct deficiencies in its HIPAA compliance program.