http://www.officesafe.com/join.html HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Its original purpose was to protect people from losing their health insurance if they change jobs or have pre-existing health conditions. HIPAA has been expanded over the years to also help reduce the cost and administrative burdens of healthcare transactions, and most recently to develop standards and requirements to protect the privacy and security of personal health information. Its HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules that we’ll cover here. HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules require healthcare organizations to adopt processes and procedures to ensure the highest degree of patient confidentiality. It makes sense. Patient’s desire their information to be secure and rely on you to keep it safe and confidential. Protected Health Information or “PHI” can be created, stored or transmitted in many formats. Through verbal conversations, written documents, over computer software or hardware and in various other forms. All require security and confidentiality measures to be implemented. PHI may include anything in the patient health records such as lab results, medical history, images and more. It also includes other patient information like names, birthdates, social security numbers, e-mail addresses and other information that can be used to create identity theft. It seems like everyday we hear about another data breach. Keeping patient information safe is what HIPAA governs, and what you’re responsible to protect.
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http://www.officesafe.com/join.html What Protected Health Information, PHI, can your practice share without receiving a patient’s consent? Does your practice need special agreements in place before sharing patient information? What rights do patients have regarding their PHI? These are all questions covered and addressed under HIPAA’s Privacy Rule. The Privacy Rule creates specific standards to protect patient information. Patient privacy continues to evolve and practices must follow strict guidelines in order to protect patient information and the practice’s reputation. In order to comply with HIPAA Law, you must have specific policies and procedures in place to properly control, disclose and protect PHI. HIPAA’s Privacy Rule defines specific rights for individuals regarding their PHI and obligates covered entities and their business associates to comply with protecting their information. As a general rule, patients must authorize any disclosure of their PHI. This includes all individually identifiable health information. However, HIPAA’s Privacy Rule is not designed to interfere with the treatment of patients. Doctors, nurses, dentists, labs, specialists and other healthcare providers can all freely discuss treatment plans and health status. They can share information to treat us, get paid, and run routine healthcare operations. This is referred to as TPO, defined as Treatment, Payment and Healthcare Operations. However, patients do have rights. It makes sense because it’s their private information that’s at risk. Let’s go through some of the key patient privacy rights that your practice should be aware of.
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Join us as we discuss how to build real policies and procedures that you and your company can live with. Learn some pitfalls to avoid as well as best practices to help you build an effective foundation to your Security Rule compliance program. Feel free to ask questions here in the chat, or email your questions to email@example.com and we will try to answer as many as we can at the end of this presentation. Like subscribe and follow us at: https://www.youtube.com/user/MapleTro... https://www.linkedin.com/company/mapl.... https://www.facebook.com/mapletronics http://mapletronics.com/blog
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What is HIPAA LAW? What does HIPAA LAW mean? HIPAA LAW meaning - HIPAA LAW definition - HIPAA LAW explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. HIPAA is the acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that was passed by Congress in 1996. HIPAA does the following: Provides the ability to transfer and continue health insurance coverage for millions of American workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs; Reduces health care fraud and abuse; Mandates industry-wide standards for health care information on electronic billing and other processes; and Requires the protection and confidential handling of protected health information. Title I of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. The Administrative Simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA, Title II) require the Department of Health and Human Services to establish national standards for electronic health care transactions and national identifiers for providers, health plans, and employers. It also addresses the security and privacy of health data. Adopting these standards will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the nation's health care system by encouraging the widespread use of electronic data interchange in health care. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) develops and publishes the rules pertaining to the implementation of HIPAA and standards to be used. All health care organizations impacted by HIPAA are required to comply with the standards within two years of their adoption. Title III provides for certain deductions for medical insurance, and makes other changes to health insurance law. Title IV specifies conditions for group health plans regarding coverage of persons with pre-existing conditions, and modifies continuation of coverage requirements. Title V includes provisions related to company-owned life insurance, treatment of individuals who lose U.S. Citizenship for income tax purposes and repeals the financial institution rule to interest allocation rules. The portion of HIPAA addressing the ability to retain health coverage is actually overseen by the California Department of Insurance and the California Department of Managed Health Care. The links below will take you to useful information about retaining your health insurance. The HIPAA Privacy regulations require health care providers and organizations, as well as their business associates, develop and follow procedures that ensure the confidentiality and security of protected health information (PHI) when it is transferred, received, handled, or shared. This applies to all forms of PHI, including paper, oral, and electronic, etc. Furthermore, only the minimum health information necessary to conduct business is to be used or shared.
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The HIPAA Audits Are Coming! Here Are 12 Things The Government Will Be Looking At And Seven Things You Need to Do Right Now…http://starcomplianceservices.com Modified transcript: A few weeks ago, the National Law Review reported that “covered entities” under HIPAA (health providers, health plans or clearinghouses) are now receiving pre-audit screening surveys from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR). These surveys are part of the selection process for which organizations will be targeted for upcoming audits on their compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Standards. Should you be concerned? There are two good reasons why health care providers should be concerned. Back in 2011 and 2012, OCR hired KPMG, one of the world’s largest audit, tax and advisory firms, to develop an audit tool and conduct onsite audits of 115 organizations. KPMG found: 1. 90% of the audited entities were not fully compliant. 2. Health care providers made up 65% of the total organizations audited. 3. Almost 80% of audited health care providers lacked complete or accurate risk assessments. These audits highlighted the fact that smaller organizations struggled with complying with HIPAA, with some organizations totally unaware of some or all of the HIPAA requirements. These new audits will differ in many aspects from the first audit. While the older audit focused on covered entities only, Phase 2 Audits will include business associates and be a combination of comprehensive onsite inspections and “desk audits,” where OCR will determine an organization’s level of HIPAA compliance based on its review of requested documents. If you receive a letter from OCR telling you that your organization has been selected for an audit, you will have only two weeks to respond to the document request. The documents must be current and on time. Late submissions will not be considered. OCR will assess HIPAA compliance solely on the submitted documents. What OCR will request from YOU 1. Recently completed comprehensive risk assessment. 2. Recent management action plan with a reasonable timeline for completion as well as documented remediation activities. 3. A complete inventory of business associates. 4. Documentation that supports the organization’s decision to not implement addressable HIPAA Security implementation standards. 5. An implemented breach notification policy that accurately reflects the Breach Notification Standards and requirements. 6. A compliant and revised Notice of Privacy Practices BEYOND the usual website privacy notice and that reflects the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule changes. 7. Documentation that demonstrates reasonable and appropriate safeguards for protected health information (PHI) regardless of its form. 8. Documentation that demonstrates that workforce members have received HIPAA training that is necessary or appropriate to perform his/her job duties. 9. An inventory of information system assets, including mobile devices (whether corporate-owned or personal) that have access to PHI. 10. Appropriate encryption technology for systems and software that transmit electronic PHI or a risk assessment that supports the organization's choice not to use encryption. 11. A facility security plan for each physical location that stores or has access to PHI, as well as a security policy that requires a physical security plan. 12. HIPAA privacy and security policies. If OCR identifies major compliance issues, it will open an investigation which may result in settlements and financial penalties. WHAT YOU SHOULD DO NOW! In order to prepare for the possibility of a HIPAA audit, you must assess your organization’s HIPAA compliance posture and include the following activities as part of that assessment: 1. Review your organization’s most recently completed comprehensive risk assessment. 2. Ensure that issues identified in your organization’s most recent risk assessment and prioritized in its management action plan have been addressed and documented. 3. Maintain a complete inventory of business associates. 4. Ensure that your organization documents its decision to not implement addressable Security implementation standards. 5. Demonstrate that your organization has tested its incident response and breach notification processes. 6. Ensure that your organization has up-to-date and recently reviewed HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification policies and procedures that reflect the latest HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule changes. 7. Engage experts to ensure your organization’s compliance. To not do the above is playing with fire.
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Misconceptions of HIPAA revolve around the government not having the time or resources to enforce many of its regulations, but major crimes against the act result in large fines and jail time. Get information about HIPAA with information from an insurance representative in this free video on insurance. Expert: John Pinelli Bio: John Pinelli is a financial representative. Filmmaker: Bing Hugh Series Description: Medicare insurance benefits are quite limited, and they may only cover major procedures that are absolutely necessary for the patient to function in day-to-day life. Supplement Medicare with more extensive dental insurance and more with information from an insurance representative in this free video series on health insurance.
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http://bit.ly/Hcarecomply 3 links: 1) HCSI Website: http://hcsiinc.com 2) Download the presentation slides at: http://bit.ly/cultureofcompliance 3) Presentation Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo Creating a culture of privacy and security is one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare providers and business associates today. In this presentation, the viewer can expect recommendations for developing a culture of compliance, including how to develop risk analysis, develop policies and procedures, and develop a compliance plan in case of an audit.
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In order to protect patient privacy and adhere to federal law, your medical practice must be HIPAA and OIG complaint. The requirements for compliance are extensive, which is why it’s important to create and administer an effective compliance program or plan to protect your practice. Both OIG and HIPAA offer downloadable compliance forms on their respective websites in order to help healthcare professionals develop and monitor internal adherence to the required guidelines. But reviewing compliance requirements is not enough. In order to maintain HIPAA and OIG compliance, your practice must create a comprehensive plan that includes the following action steps: Conduct internal audits of current privacy-related procedures Develop and implement new compliance policies Designate a dedicated compliance officer on your staff Train your staff on HIPAA and OIG compliance requirements Create systems to address offenses and any subsequent disciplinary actions that may be required HIPAA and OIG compliance is required by Federal Law, so it’s important that your practice prepares a thorough examination of current procedures and documents any needed adjustments by following a complete compliance plan. Doctors Business Network is a free business resource for all health practitioners. Visit http://www.doctorsbusinessnetwork.com for discounts on medical supplies, practice setup guide, free marketing assistance, CME, credentialing...everything a healthcare provider needs to succeed. Membership is free, join today!
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Watch Robin interview Health Care Attorney and HIPAA trainer John Murdoch on the complex HIPAA Privacy Laws and hipaa guidelines. Find out what is hipaa. HIPAA Privacy Laws are very complex and have both a federal and state component. HIPAA Attorneys should be well versed in the law and need to be up to date on HIPAA law changes, hipaa violations, hipaa privacy, and HIPAA related court decisions. It is quite a task for HIPAA Attorneys to stay up to date on the HIPAA laws and virtually impossible for Health Care Professionals to know all the HIPAA rules to stay HIPAA Compliant. There are many HIPAA Violations horror stories in the news; one of the most popular is missing or stolen laptops. When a covered HIPAA entity loses or misplaces a laptop that is not considered secure, the covered HIPAA entity needs to notify all of its patients that may have data on the missing computer. This must be done in a public way, and is a nightmare situation for medical practices. Health Care Practices should be trained on the HIPAA Privacy Laws at least once a year, or when a key staff member leaves the practice. HIPAA training should be at least and hour and a half. Proper HIPAA training helps keep medical practices HIPAA compliant and avoids HIPAA penalties. It is good practice to attend HIPAA seminars and HIPAA training when possible to make sure your practice stays HIPAA compliant. Staying up to date with the complex HIPAA laws and following proper procedures will help your practice stay HIPAA compliant and avoid HIPAA violations. During the video Health Care Attorney John Murdoch covers some of the key points covered at the HIPAA seminar, which include: What is a covered HIPAA entity? Covered HIPAA entities are defined as health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, and healthcare providers who transmit any health information in electronic form in connection with a covered transaction. What is a covered HIPAA transaction? A covered HIPAA transaction includes the following: Healthcare claims, healthcare payment, healthcare remittance advice, coordination of benefits, healthcare claim status, enrollment and disenrollment in a health plan, eligibility for a health plan, health plan premium payments, referral certification, etc. Healthcare Practices must implement reasonable and appropriate HIPAA policies and HIPAA procedures to comply with the standards, implementation, specifications, or other requirements of the HIPAA Security Regulations. Healthcare Practices may change its HIPAA policies and HIPAA procedures at any time, provided that the changes are documented and are implemented in accordance with the HIPAA Security Regulations. HIPAA compliant documentation is required to maintain the policies and procedures implemented to comply with the HIPAA Security Regulations in written or electronic form. If an action, activity, or assessment is required by the HIPAA Security Regulations to be documented, the Medical Practice must maintain a written or electronic record of such activity, or assessment. This HIPAA standard has three required implementation specifications: A time limit of six years from the date of its creation or the date it was last in effect, whichever is later. Medical Practice must also make the HIPAA documentation available to those persons responsible for implementing the HIPAA procedures. Medical Practices must also periodically review its HIPAA documentation, and update as needed in response to changes. Proper Administrative Safeguard of HIPAA documentation is required under the HIPAA Security Regulations. Health Care Attorney HIPAA Specialist John Murdoch Wilentz, Goldman, & Spitzer 732-855-6008 firstname.lastname@example.org Produced by Business Chat In The Hat Robin Campbell 732-247-9800 ext. 2021 RobinC@PaveseMcCormick.com Jim Farrell 732-451-0820 ext. 102 FarrellJ@SingleThrow.com
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Healthcare EDI Transactions set by HIPAA for the electronic submission of Healthcare Information. Healthcare EDI Training - Basics of EDI(Electronic Data Interchange) || EDI Tutorials }} EDI Videos Course is offered by eLearningline.com https://www.elearningline.com/course/healthcare-edi-self-learning/ ********************************************** 1. Healthcare EDI Transactions Fundamentals • Introduction to Healthcare IT • Branching Of Healthcare • Framework of Healthcare Branches • Healthcare Statistics • Major developments in Healthcare 2. Office & Patient Management • Information Exchange • Medical Record • Managing New Patients • Managing Established Patients • Clean Claim 3. CMS 1500 • When To Use • How To Use • Sample CMS 1500 Form • Patient Information 4. Uniform billing • When To Use • How To Use • Sample UB 04 Form • Inpatient Information • Outpatient Information 5. Coding overview • CPT Coding • Modifiers • Unlisted Codes • HCPC National Level II Codes • CPT Coding with Manual 6. Overview of ICD codes • ICD History • Why ICD codes? • ICD Codes – What does it tell us? • Use of ICD codes • Anatomy and Terminology for Coders • Advanced Anatomy and Terminology for Coders • Coding for the Non-Coder 7. ICD 9 Vs ICD 10 History • Why ICD-10 over ICD-9 • ICD-9 Vs. ICD-10 • ICD-10 CM Diagnosis Code – Overview • ICD-10 PCS Procedure Code – Overview 8. ICD-10 codes • Preparation Analyzer • Anatomy and Terminology Essentials from an ICD-10-CM Perspective • Anatomy and Terminology Essentials from an ICD-10-PCS Perspective • General Equivalence Mappings (GEMs) • ICD 10 Implementation phases • ICD-10 Release Timeliness • ICD-10 Impact to Payer 9. Overview Of Electronic Data Interchange • History Of EDI Transactions • EDI X12 Transaction Sets • EDI HL7 10. What goes inside EDI TRANSACTIONS / MAPPING? • 270 – Health Care Eligibility Benefit Inquiry and Response • 271 – Health Care Eligibility Response • 276 – Health Care Claim Status Request • 277 – Health Care Claim Status Response • 278 – Health Care Services Review – Request for Review and Response • 837 – Health Care Claim Institutional, Dental, Professional • 835 – Health Care Claim Payment / Advice • 834 – Benefit Enrollment and Maintenance • 820 – Payroll Deducted and Other Group Premium Payment for Insurance Products 11. Health Insurance Exchange? • Introduction of HIX • Introduction to HUB • State Exchange Overview • 1095 Tax Form and its usage • 8962 Form & usage 12. Case Study 13. Resume & Interview Guideline Contact Us: Web: http://www.elearningline.com Facebook: https://facebook.com/eLearningLine Twitter: https://twitter.com/eLearningLine
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https://www.complyarena.com//webinardetails/HIPAA-Privacy-Officer-Training HIPAA Privacy Officer Training will uncover all HIPAA and HITECH expectations in protecting patient and member's right to privacy and the confidentiality of Protected Health Information (PHI) as you engage in treatment, payment, and healthcare operations (TPO) services. HIPAA Privacy Officer Training will cover all ongoing activities of a Privacy Program related to the development, implementation, maintenance of, and adherence to the organization's policies and procedures covering the privacy of, and access to, patient health information in compliance with federal and state laws and the healthcare organization's information privacy practices.
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http://www.officesafe.com/join.html There are 3 main components that make up HIPAA’s contingency plan requirement: They are: A Data Backup Plan. A Disaster Recovery Plan. And an Emergency Mode Operations Plan. First, a Data Backup Plan. A Data Backup Plan identifies where all ePHI is stored and how its being backed up. This may include medical records, digital x-rays, test results or any other ePHI. What technology are you using to backup ePHI, and how often are the backups taking place? Although HIPAA does not specify how you backup ePHI, ideally, all of your ePHI, should be backed up offsite, and in an encrypted format. Second, a Disaster Recovery Plan. Now that you have documented all your ePHI and how it will be backed up, you need to plan how your ePHI will be recovered after a disaster. It’s never about the backup, but it’s always about the restoration process. Who on your team will be responsible for restoring ePHI? What electronic systems will you need? The people involved, and the processes you take in responding to restoring your ePHI, is what will be included in your Disaster Recovery Plan. It makes sense, but it’s a safeguard that is often overlooked by many practices. And finally, an Emergency Mode Operations Plan. This plan defines how your practice will function during an emergency. It clearly documents the policies and procedures to enable continuation of critical business functions for the protection of ePHI while operating in emergency mode. For example, what systems and information will be needed during an emergency? Who will be included on the emergency team? And how will your practice adequately protect ePHI during an emergency?
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How to Develop Your HIPAA-HITECH Policies and Procedures | Bob Chaput, CISSP, HCISPP, CIPP/US | May 29, 2014
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3 links: 1) HCSI Website: http://hcsiinc.com 2) Download the presentation slides at: http://bit.ly/cultureofcompliance 3) Presentation Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo Creating a culture of privacy and security is one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare providers and business associates today. In this presentation, the viewer can expect recommendations for developing a culture of compliance, including how to develop risk analysis, develop policies and procedures, and develop a compliance plan in case of an audit.
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In this presentation for JurisIQ Learning Center, healthcare attorney Jenny Odom provides a general overview and training on the Security Rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, commonly referred to as HIPAA. The HIPAA Security Rule requires that you comply with your organization’s policies and procedures and participate in training to safeguard electronic Protected Health Information (PHI) — which is any PHI that is transmitted or maintained in electronic media — and maintain its confidentiality, integrity and availability. Topics include: • Protected Health Information (PHI) • Electronic PHI • Primary Requirements under HIPAA Security • Physical Safeguards • Administrative Safeguards • Technical Safeguards • Business Associate Obligations • Maintaining Documentation This presentation requires a subscription to the Healthcare Law Compliance training module of JurisIQ, a service of McAfee & Taft providing unlimited online, on-demand access to timely compliance training videos targeting all levels of a workforce — basic training for the general workforce and expanded training for supervisors, managers and supervisors, and detailed education and training for HR professionals, executives, and business owners. » For more information about JurisIQ: http://jurisiq.tv/
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HHS/OCR has signaled loud and clear that the focus on bona fide Risk Analysis & Risk Management is here to stay starting in the Phase II audits. May 29, 2014 Join healthcare industry experts -- Feisal Nanji, CISSP | Kamal Govindaswamy, CISSP, CIPP, CISA | John Christiansen, JD | Greg Ehardt, JD, LL.M. | Rick Kam, CIPP -- in this lively discussion, based on lessons learned from OCR audits, OCR enforcement actions and deep industry experience. Get your questions answered. Learn the big Risk Analysis & Risk Management DOs and DON'Ts. This session is moderated by Bob Chaput, MA, CISSP, HCISPP, CIPP/US. The Challenge Even though many Covered Entities are just now completing their first-ever formal HIPAA Security Risk Analysis and even though the Department of Health and Human Services has issued Final Guidance on Risk Analysis Requirements under the HIPAA Security Rule, much confusion exists as to what comprises a Risk Analysis, not to mention Risk Management. The Solution If you create, receive, maintain or transmit ePHI whether a Covered Entity or Business Associate, you should attend this live web event on HIPAA Security Risk Analysis & Risk Management DOs and DONTs. Specific questions that will be discussed include, but are not limited to: 1. What do the regulations require (HIPAA Security Final Rule and Meaningful Use)? 2. Is a Risk Analysis (45 CFR 164.308 (a)(1)(ii)(A)) the same as a Security Evaluation (45 CFR 164.308 (a)(8))? 3. Must organizations do both a Risk Analysis and a Security Evaluation? 4. What should be included "in scope" of the risk analysis? 5. What are the nine (9) essential elements of a risk analysis? 6. Upon what guidance or frameworks can one rely to meet the HIPAA Security Final Rule requirements? The Results No matter what size organization you represent, you will receive practical, actionable advice and approaches to ensuring you approach risk analysis and risk management properly and comprehensively.
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The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and state attorneys general have the power to issue penalties for HIPAA violations. Alongside the financial penalties, covered entities (CEs) are further required by law to adopt a corrective action plan to bring policies and procedures up to the standard. These standards are by HIPAA legislations. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 created requisites and standards to which HIPAA-covered entities were to adhere. The aim of this legislation was to keep Protected Health Information (PHI) of patients private. HIPAA offers strict guidelines as to with whom the PHI can be shared, and under what circumstances this is appropriate. Enforcement Final Rule of 2006 gave the OCR the power to issue financial penalties (and/or corrective action plans) to covered entities that fail to comply with HIPAA Rules. In March 2013, the HIPAA Omnibus Rule introduced charges in line with the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH), thus updating the policies and financial penalties. The new penalties introduced by the Omnibus rule state that HIPAA violations now apply to healthcare providers, health plans, healthcare clearinghouses and all other covered entities, as well as business associates (BAs) of covered entities that are found to have violated HIPAA Rules. Learn more about HIPAA Violation Penalties : https://www.hipaanswers.com/hipaa-violation-penalties/ More info here: https://www.hipaanswers.com/is-texting-a-violation-of-hipaa/ https://www.hipaanswers.com/what-happens-after-accidental-hipaa-violation/ https://www.hipaanswers.com/phone-call-hipaa-violation/
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In this presentation for JurisIQ Learning Center, McAfee & Taft healthcare attorney Patricia Rogers provides a general overview and training on the Privacy Rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, commonly referred to as HIPAA. The HIPAA Privacy Rule mandates that health plans, health care clearinghouses, and healthcare providers safeguard an individual’s protected health information. Topics include: • Protected Health Information (PHI) • Individual’s authorization to use or disclose PHI • Notice of privacy practices • Rights under HIPAA • Business Associates • Minimum Necessary Standard • Other Primary Obligations • Administrative Requirements This presentation requires a subscription to the Healthcare Law Compliance training module of JurisIQ, a service of McAfee & Taft providing unlimited online, on-demand access to timely compliance training videos targeting all levels of a workforce — basic training for the general workforce and expanded training for supervisors, managers and supervisors, and detailed education and training for HR professionals, executives, and business owners. » For more information about JurisIQ: http://jurisiq.tv/
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Provident Consulting 30600 Northwestern Highway, Suite 305 Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3172 (248) 957-0123 http://www.providentedge.com email@example.com Ensuring HIPAA and HITECH Compliance With increasing federal emphasis on patient privacy and security requirements, it is more important than ever to implement and maintain best practices for protecting patient data. Provident Management Consulting’s (“Provident”) HIPAA & HITECH assessment and advisory solution tests all policies, protocols, and data systems, identifying vulnerabilities and providing a roadmap to quickly achieve compliance. OVERVIEW HIPAA and HITECH compliance are receiving increasing scrutiny and attention from federal and state regulators. At the same time, consumers hold high expectations for providers to properly handle patient information, and providers that experience breaches are often punished in the marketplace. Nationally, research indicates that the average total cost per breach was $6.75 million, with an average cost of $204 per affected record. Sixty-six percent of those costs were due to lost business as a result of the breach. About Provident Consulting Provident Consulting is a leader in Healthcare Management and Compliance Solutions. We understand the diverse risks our healthcare clients face. Our proven solutions, expertise and specialized tools transcend traditional strategies and assumptions and focus on regulatory, operational and financial optimization to help clients thrive in the future of healthcare. Provident’s solutions are focused on the integrity of the clinical record to support quality patient care, manage compliance with law and regulation, secure appropriate reimbursement, and give healthcare leaders actionable clinical data to drive success. Provident Consulting 30600 Northwestern Highway, Suite 305 Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3172 (248) 957-0123 http://www.providentedge.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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This is part 1 of an 8 part series where we will educate our audience on the HIPAA Security Rule, securing ePHI (electronic protected health information) and achieving compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule. Healthcare providers and Business Associates of healthcare providers should attend this webinar series in order to: - Ensure the confidentiality of all electronic patient records; - Identify and protect against cyber security threats; - Protect against impermissible disclosures; - Ensure employees comply with policies and procedures.
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The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes national standards to protect individuals medical records and other personal health information and applies to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers that conduct certain health care transactions electronically. As such, a health care provider handing over apr 15, 2004 two important provisions of the hipaa privacy rule allow minors who are treated as 'individuals' to request special protections. Summary of the hipaa privacy rule hhs. It implemented many provisions etc), are required to ensure the privacy and security of our patients' protected minimum necessary rule. The value and importance of health information privacy beyond why is hipaa important? Catalyze content datica. How does the hipaa privacy rule apply to minors? Hipaa help and adolescents legal questions answers frequently asked nine key components of ahc refresher on security rules wiley rein llp. Googleusercontent search. Hipaa privacy rule hhs. What's so important about hipaa privacy and securitywhy security rules are needed. Summary of the hipaa privacy rule. Privacy rule hipaa and marketing thedma. Know patient rights provided under hipaa three important and related concepts are often used interchangeably in discussing a stated purpose of the privacy rule is to define limit like rule, security covers all healthcare providers, health one most risk management practices analysis, jan 23, 2015 it also remember though, that permits disclosure information necessary for certain reasons, breach notification rules protect gives patients with respect their information, sets floor providing baseline requirements preserve overall confidentiality protected (phi) regardless type summary when providers think what they almost 2) indicate entry points into where thing note grants parents access children's medical records. Hipaa basics for providers privacy, security, and breach cms. Dec 28, 2000 a major goal of the privacy rule is to assure that individuals' health information properly protected while allowing flow needed provide and promote high quality care protect public's well being hipaa establishes national standards medical records other personal applies plans, clearinghouses, those providers conduct certain transactions electronically but it important stress also has value at societal level, because beyond enhancing privacy, improving if you don't know already, very everyone, including. Govhipaa privacy rule summary hipaa survival guide. First how will the privacy rule affect your practice? We took practice, good faith effort to have policies and procedures in place be important feb 1, 2001 cms emergency preparedness why this is here a synopsis of what new hipaa rules mandate 1 health insurance portability accountability act (hipaa) security continue as compliance business challenges for. Gov hipaa for professionals privacy index. Html url? Q webcache. Hipaa has many parts to it, including rules like the hipaa privacy r
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Mercer’s Top Ten Compliance-Related Issues for Employers list has recently surfaced, bringing light to professionals in the medical field. In order to ensure your company’s Miami Group Health Plan is compliant, evaluate how it compares to the following highlighted considerations. 1. Make sure that preventive care under health plans that is not grandfathered in complies with ACA rules and regulations. 2. Group health plans must deliver the summary of benefits and coverages (SBCs) promptly to the consumer. The ACA has provided templates to assist in this process. 3. Identify if your benefits include spouses of the same sex to accommodate the nationwide legalization of same-sex marriage. Further, indirect implications should be taken into account for these spouses, as well. If your package does not include this component, be sure to update it immediately. 4. Peoplescape Consulting reminds you to check that plan designs and operations provide parity between medical/surgical and mental health/substance use disorder (MH/SUD) coverage. The final revisions of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) are now being enforced as of this year and complying with this segment will prevent legislation concerns. 5. Wellness programs should be compliant with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rules. In other words, participation should be voluntary and should not restrict incentives for those who complete honest health risk assessments. 6. Review fixed-indemnity and supplemental health insurance are compliant with current HIPAA and health insurance policy requirements. At iSure Brokers, we specialize in group health insurance plans. We will evaluate your risks and needs and provide a tailored solution that best fits your practice’s exposures. For more information about our products, contact our experts today at (855) 381-6123. http://www.isurebrokers.com/blog/health-plan-compliance-2016/
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For more information on HIPAA HIO-201 Practice Test Questions Please Visit: https://www.pass-guaranteed.com/HIO-201.htm What am I going to be tested for? The HIPAA HIO-201 exam tests the candidate's knowledge on basics of the Administrative Simplification portion of the legislation. Also examines Transactions and Code Sets, Identifiers, Privacy and Security. It is this provision of the regulation that is the watershed legislation for healthcare information systems. Which are some of the topics of the HIO-201 Professional exam? Test Topic 1: HIPAA Legislation WIIFM Questions (Exam Coverage 20%) Test Topic 2: Exam Privacy Rule Test Questions (Exam Coverage 25%) Test Topic 3: Transactions and HIO-201 Code Sets Questions (Exam Coverage 20%) Test Topic 4: National Provider System (NPS) Questions (Exam Coverage 10%) Test Topic 5: Security HIO-201 exam Rule Questions (Exam Coverage 20%) Test Topic 6: Physical Safeguards and Technical Safeguards Questions (Exam Coverage 5%) Who can attend the Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) test? The HIPAA HIO-201 Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) (HIO-201) exam is designed for all key members of a healthcare provider compliance team and focuses on specific aspects of the HIPAA Administrative Simplification Title. It addresses HIO-201 requirements in the areas of Transactions, Privacy and Security. Can you give me some in-depth information on the HIO-201 exam topics? • Understand why requirements will cause significant changes in policies, procedures • Examine how implementing test will affect the HIO-201 way healthcare entities • Achieve and monitor compliance with patient privacy/confidentiality needs. • Diagnostic and Test Procedure HIO-201 Codes • National Health Plan exam Identifier (NPlanID) • Policies, Procedures and Test Documentation HIO-201 Requirements • Security HIO-201 Rule Selection Criteria • Preventing health care fraud and HIO-201 test abuse • Application and Enforcement of Group Health Plan Requirements What’s the HIO-201 passing score and duration? The duration of this exam is 60 minutes (60 questions) and the minimum passing score is 75%.
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http://bit.ly/Hcarecomply 3 links: 1) HCSI Website: http://hcsiinc.com 2) Download the presentation slides at: http://bit.ly/cultureofcompliance 3) Presentation Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo Creating a culture of privacy and security is one of the biggest challenges facing healthcare providers and business associates today. In this presentation, the viewer can expect recommendations for developing a culture of compliance, including how to develop risk analysis, develop policies and procedures, and develop a compliance plan in case of an audit.
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http://dentalenhancements.com/category/products/individual-products-osha-hipaa/ IS YOUR DENTAL OFFICE PREPARED FOR A HIPAA AUDIT? To help you get your dental office comprehensively prepared for a HIPAA Audit, we’ve created this valuable & significant HIPAA Facility Protocol Checklist that will streamline your efforts for HIPAA Compliance Success. Make sure your facility is safeguarded and HIPAA Compliant in these areas. Remember: HIPAA Auditors will check these as their benchmark. (If you need additional guidance—feel free to give us a call.) The HIPAA made EASY Team On 941-587-2864 Ok, let’s get started with the Checklist: □ Evaluate your Patient Check-in & Check-Out Procedures to ensure Privacy. Safeguard them to HIPAA Standards ensure that there is no “overhear” or visual exposures. □ Ensure that your Office Server is Secure: If yours is “on-site”, place it in a secure well ventilated room or lock -it-down with a “server cage” or “server locker”. □ Make sure your Office Wi-Fi is partitioned or separate so that patients cannot access business Wi-Fi and Patient Records. □ Make your Copy Machine HIPAA- Secure: Place it in a management monitored location. Use HIPAA Compliant Copy Policies and have a shredder or copy storage protocol in place. □ Be sure your Our Out Going Emails are HIPAA Compliant---by using Either an Email Encryption Software Bridge or a adopt a strong Written Email Use Program with Testing Protocol (tested on every email—before using that email address. □ Use a HIPAA Compliant Text-App on all Cell Phones that share Patient PHI so that patient information is sent securely over text or simply abstain from sending patient information via texts. . □ Be sure your Fax Machine is operating to current HIPAA Standards. Convert Facsimile to Fax-to Email to ensure faxes are encrypted when sent. Or, traditional faxing will require that you write a detailed Fax Safeguard Plan and implement it to the current HIPAA standards! □ Do away with take-along data back-up drives and go fully cloud-based. Lost or stolen take-along drives prove to be a major risk to healthcare facility owners. Theft of a device risks a $150K HIPAA fine + 18-month audit! Automatic, encrypted, cloud back-up is Best Practices. Research & choose a reputable cloud hosting service. □ Get a HIPAA Manual written to HIPAA Omnibus Rule Standards: Make sure your manual is up-to-date, customized per your office location with HIPAA Officer and Compliance Committee listed. Physical, technical & administrative aspects of HIPAA protocols need to be written and clearly defined for your office. Periodically review & update these protocols. □ Have detailed HIPAA Reports—Up-to-Date: Risk Assessment Report & Data Back-Up & Contingency Reports need to be Up-to-date, detailed, customized per your office location. □ Make sure All Employees are trained to HIPAA Omnibus Rule Standards prior to allowing them to handle patient PHI. Proof of this training is required to be documented. Update employees regularly on HIPAA rules to keep up with evolving HIPAA laws and □ Have all applicable Business Vendors sign Business Associate Agreements with your office. This is a Vendor Confidentiality Agreement, that is required for all vendors who “see or use” your patient PHI. □ Update and use other required in-office HIPAA Forms written to Omnibus Rule Standards. These would include, but may not be limited to: Patient Acknowledgement Agreement, Notice of Privacy Practices, Third Party Release Form, etc. □ Align your office with a reliable HIPAA Resource. Search out a reliable HIPAA Trainer or join a HIPAA Web-Group that will provide support, updates and tutorials on these ever-evolving HIPAA laws. □ Have HIPAA Practice Drills with your team: HIPAA requirements will always be evolving and changing in relation to our advances in technology. Be sure to practice with your team, how you should handle various scenarios with regards to patient PHI, internet use, etc. Establish and update your HIPAA office protocols periodically or at least annually. Don’t forget, you can call us if you have questions about any of the protocols on this checklist. Many healthcare professionals feel overwhelmed when they have to tackle an update to their current HIPAA program. If you have questions about your current HIPAA Protocol set up, or if you would like information on our HIPAA COMPLETE PKG or ALL-IN-ONE OSHA & HIPAA TRAINING PKG, please feel free to contact us at any time for a confidential, complimentary consultation. We love this stuff! And are here to support your success with HIPAA protocols. To view our comprehensive range of Hipaa compliance training packages – click on the link here. http://dentalenhancements.com/category/products/individual-products-osha-hipaa/
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In this presentation for JurisIQ Learning Center, McAfee & Taft healthcare attorney Patricia Rogers provides a general overview and training on the Breach Notification Rule under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, commonly referred to as HIPAA. The HIPAA Breach Notification Rule governs what constitutes a breach of protected health information (PHI) and what a covered entity or business associate must do if it believes that there may have been an unauthorized use, acquisition, access or disclosure of PHI. Topics include: • Protected Health Information (PHI) • Electronic PHI • Breach of Unsecured PHI • Presumption of Breach and Risk Assessment • Breach Exceptions Specified in HIPAA • Reportable Breaches and Notice Obligations • Burden to Demonstrate Compliance This presentation requires a subscription to the Healthcare Law Compliance training module of JurisIQ, a service of McAfee & Taft providing unlimited online, on-demand access to timely compliance training videos targeting all levels of a workforce — basic training for the general workforce and expanded training for supervisors, managers and supervisors, and detailed education and training for HR professionals, executives, and business owners. » For more information about JurisIQ: http://jurisiq.tv/
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Today’s regulatory environment for health care and health care business associates is increasingly uncertain and complex. One thing is for certain though: compliance is compulsory… And, there are no short cuts. You are required to prove compliance in the event of a complaint or an audit. So, how do you balance regulatory compliance and ensure your business’ continuing welfare? Simple: EPICompliance Epicompliance and our Complete Compliance Suite is your Virtual Compliance Officer. Our web-based, automated, modular platform provides healthcare associated businesses comprehensive coverage for all four mandatory US federal compliance regimes. We cover Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) mandatory compliance - both HIPAA Privacy and HIPAA Security. Note that Privacy and Security are governed separately under Title two of HIPAA and each area requires a separate and unique system in order to be compliant. One HIPAA compliance process is simply not enough… In addition, the Complete Compliance Suite protects you with modules for: Medicare, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Billing Compliance and office-based Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations. Our system provides all components to prove compliance, including: Continually updated Policies and procedures Operational and transactional Forms and Templates Required notifications and scheduled compliance tasking Business associate and contractor tracking and management Secure document management and mandatory archiving: We archive your data for six years after a business closes, a person retires or an OSHA event occurs – another record keeping mandate. Mandatory yearly compliance education courses with completion certification. Our platform automates the complex process of healthcare-related regulatory compliance – where the stakes are high. So, what does this come down to and why is Epicompliance necessary? The Stakes are High. Simple HIPAA Privacy or Security violations will cost fifty thousand dollars per incident. And, it is not just doctors or business owners who have to pay these fines anymore – responsibility for paying these fines has been expanded to include office managers and other decision-making employees. Compliance Mandate Expanded Beyond Physicians: Since 2009, it is not just doctors who need health care regulatory compliance. Any person or any business that touches a medical record – even just once – is, at the very least, subject to HIPAA Privacy and HIPAA Security compliance and regulation. So, whether you are a pharmacy, medical billing company, estate attorney, plaintiffs or defense attorney, dentist, physical therapist, surgery center, group medical practice or solo physician - You must have a compliance program. At Epicompliance we are dedicated to providing a cost-effective alternative to the traditional expensive, labor-intensive and frankly confusing compliance environment. You spend your time on your business. Let us take care of compliance and give you the peace of mind you deserve. Epicompliance – your Virtual Compliance Officer. EPICompliance Sign Up, Access, Be Secure Starting at $19.95/month Find out more: Call: 877 560 4261 Click: EPICompliance.com Contact: Info@EPICompliance
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where can i find the legalities for being a MSP network engineer? I had a lead tech who was stickler for HIPAA and SEC and MASS IT and other legal IT laws. i’ve always flown by the seat of my pants. -Frank P. Further Reading: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/ http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/ https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org To Ask Questions Email: Question@EliTheComputerGuy.com Patreon Campaign for a Geekier world: http://www.patreon.com/elithecomputerguy Signup for our email list at: http://www.elithecomputerguy.com/email-signup/ (#Microstopped... We will never forget) For Classes, Class Notes and Blog Posts: http://www.EliTheComputerGuy.com Visit the Main YouTube Channel at: http://www.YouTube.com/EliTheComputerGuy Follow us on Twitter at: http://www.Twitter.com/EliComputerGuy
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In this Medical Practice Trends video podcast, Mike Meikle of Hawkthorne Group Consulting discusses recent changes in the enforcement of the HITECH Act and how medical practices should be prepared. Subscribe to the audio version on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/medical-practice-trends /id286494996?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Transcript: Dr. Polack: This is Peter J. Polack, M.D. with Medical Practice Trends and in our podcast today our guest is Mike Meikle of Hawkthorne Group consulting firm. So welcome Mike! Mike Meikle: Good afternoon sir! Dr. Polack: Today we are going to be talking about recent changes in the enforcement of the HITECH Act. So this is something that physicians want to really pay attention to, although right now it doesn’t seem to be an issue, we need to be aware that there’s certainly some significant potential penalties – is that right? Mike Meikle: That’s correct - $50,000.00 per record breach. Dr. Polack: Well, can you talk to us a little bit about this recent case that occurred and what are the implications for the typical medical practice? Mike Meikle: Certainly. Very recently, or up until this year, the HIPAA – the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, which has been around since 1996, though didn’t have a lot of teeth in the overall law, most medical practices and even large healthcare providers sort of recognized it was there about protected health information but they really didn’t put in their standard business process and practices to be concerned about it. But with the advent of the HITECH Act in 2009, the enforcement of HIPAA has become more prevalent, and in February of this year, Health and Human Services assessed a $4.3 million penalty against Cignet Health in Prince George’s County, Maryland and then two days later, HHS levied another one million dollar settlement against Massachusetts General Hospital in the same type of HIPAA privacy complaint. Dr. Polack: What exactly did they do? Was it one of these accidental breach of information where someone took a laptop and lost it or what exactly happened in the case of Cignet? Mike Meikle: Well with Cignet, the issue basically revolved around the fact that the organization was denying 41 patients access to their medical records when they had requested them, and this was between September 2008 and October 2009. So what the patients did, and the HITECH Act and HIPAA encourages this, they filed individual complaints about this to Health and Human Services. Then of course HHS decided to investigate. Well, what really added fuel to the fire was that Cignet refused to cooperate with HHS when HHS requested records from Cignet. Instead of sending the 41 records to the organization they backed up a truck full of thousands of medical records and had HHS sort through them for the 41 they needed, and then they basically stonewalled and obfuscated and kind of skated around the issue and finally HHS got so fed up that they went ahead and penalized them for the $4.3 million. So that was a huge wakeup call to the healthcare provider – large healthcare provider industry. It was just unheard of for this level of penalty to be levied. Dr. Polack: And this was a civil penalty, right? This is not just a fine or a fee. Mike Meikle: Yeah, it was a civil monetary penalty. Dr. Polack: And in the case of Massachusetts General? Mike Meikle: Well this is another interesting issue, and like you had just mentioned, so how did it get lost – was it stolen? Was the laptop taken? Did somebody leave a backup tape in a car? Well, what really happened here was an employee of Mass General left documents on the subway and in the documents there was protected health information of 192 patients that had been diagnosed with HIV and AIDS and also had medical record numbers, health insurance and policy numbers, date of birth, of course with name, and they were never recovered. So HHS stepped in and levied the one million dollar fine on Mass General and then of course they had to do a corrective action plan and they had to basically do a whole comprehensive set of policy and procedure adjustments to protected PHI because this is not in the actual business practices of the organization. So not only did they get this one million dollar fine but they had to retool their business processes and technology processes to protected PHI which they hadn’t been addressing. So there was an additional cost which is now reported........
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They are put in place to ensure the following identify and analyze potential risk phi that there jun 2, 2017. Html url? Q webcache. Gova review of common hipaa administrative safeguardshipaa compliance safeguards stratis health. Specifically, covered entities must ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all e phi they create, receive, maintain or transmit;; Identify protect against security rule defines administrative safeguards as, actions, policies procedures, to manage selection, development, implementation, maintenance measures electronic protected health information conduct entity's workforce in are a special subset hipaa that focus on internal organization, policies, patient. Summary of the hipaa security rule series #2 administrative safeguards hhs. Patient health information needs to be available authorized users, but not improperly accessed or used. Apr 1, 2009 this is the seventh administrative safeguard standard of hipaa simplification security rule. The three types of safeguards are not only a federal requirement, but they all play an important role in ensuring that sensitive health data remains secure tier3md helps keep practices up to date with hipaa policies and procedures make sure administrative place actions, policies, procedures, manage the selection, development, implementation maintenance security measures protect electronic protected information conduct covered entity's workforce relation protection. Hipaa security and the administrative safeguards part 2 hipaa 1. Contingency plan what this hipaa security rule administrative is the rule? Online tech. In this article, wewill cover the remaining administrative safeguard standards indetail and how each one will affect your o&p organization. The security rule requires covered entities to maintain reasonable and appropriate administrative, technical, physical safeguards for protecting e phi. Administrative safeguards are designed to protect electronic protected health information broadly speaking, the hipaa security rule requires implementation of three types 1) administrative, 2) physical, and 3) technical. It has five implementation specifications data backup planemergency mode operation planand applications and criticality the hipaa security rule requires covered entities to implement measures protect ephi. We then listed all the standards and their implementation specifications, identifying whether they were required or addressableHipaa security series #2 administrative safeguards hhs. Gov hipaa for professionals security index. Companies like accountable can help with the administrative components of a oct 18, 2017 covered entity may permit business associate to crea
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http://hipaacomplianceusa.net/training-hipaa-road-to-compliance/ In this webinar we guide you through the simple process of taking the HIPAA Diagnostic®, a complimentary online assessment and explain how our services will help you on the road to HIPAA compliance. Upon completion, participants receive a Certificate of Completion for one hour of HIPAA Training and two complimentary customizable Policy and Procedures Templates!
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http://clearwatercompliance.com - The Truth About HIPAA-HITECH and Data Backup | Bob Chaput, CISSP, CIPP | January 13, 2013
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HIPAA Breaches & Desk Audits What is a breach? In simple words, the loss of patient protected health information, either printed or electronic. How common are breaches within pharmacies? There are two types of pharmacies and pharmacy owners, The first are the ones who know they have had a breach The later are the ones who have had a breach and don’t know about it How can I have a breach and not know about it? Simple, has your pharmacy clerk ever given a patient another patient’s medication? That is a breach Can you give me examples of breaches? Pharmacy is robbed and the will call bin is stolen Pharmacy is robbed and the server is stolen Staff pharmacist has a laptop stolen Delivery driver has their vehicle stolen which is full of prescriptions to be delivered Billing manager has a jump drive with patient files for billing to work at home and loses it on the bus What do I do when a breach occurs? First, don’t panic Get the facts Complete a Potential Breach Evaluation and a Risk Assessment Determine whether the breach is reportable or non-reportable to HHS/OCR Document everything What are OCR Desk Audits Tested in 2016 Launched on January 1, 2017 Notification via U.S. Mail and Email Also conducting no notice on-site inspections What is the OCR asking for? Notice of Privacy Practices (date must be after 07/01/2013) Risk Analysis Risk Management Plan Disaster Recovery Plan/Contingency Plan Annual Privacy and Security Assessments Random Policies and Procedures On-Site Inspections Same as above, but in person First question is to the person at your counter, normally your clerk Can I have a copy of your Notice of Privacy Practice? They have to know the answer and provide the NOPP Penalties for Non-compliance Fines up to 1.5 Million Dollars Is there help available to pharmacies? Yes, but you get what you pay for You can buy a set of policies and procedures, but if you have breach, especially a reportable breach: Will the consultant stay with you when you need them the most? Will they charge you extra? Will they provide the correct advice? How do you know how to pick a consultant? Ask your peers Ask hard questions about how they have handled client breaches and inspections Do you get detailed answers from the consultant? Do you referrals from multiple people? CONTACT: Office: 724-357-8380 Website: www.rjhedges.com
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The Office of the Inspector General issued two reports this Fall finding that the Government needs to strengthen its oversight of compliance with HIPAA’s privacy standards. This means that “covered entities” such as doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, and health insurance companies can expect increased scrutiny by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights when it comes to their policies and procedures for protecting Patient Health Information. The OIG’s reports found that OCR needs to do a better job of tracking and following up on reported breaches, and tracking whether covered entities have previously been investigated for noncompliance or breaches. Most importantly, the reports recommended that OCR fully implement a permanent audit program, where OCR would proactively audit randomly selected covered entities to assess their compliance with HIPAA. So – if you are a healthcare provider or health plan handling Patient Health Information, you have GOT to have all of your HIPAA privacy and security ducks in a row. The consequences for failing to pay attention to HIPAA are severe, with mandatory minimum fines of between $10,000 and $50,000 per violation due to “willful neglect,” and even possible criminal penalties. A good way to help protect yourself from these penalties is to have a full HIPAA Compliance Assessment done BEFORE you are selected for audit. A Pre-Audit Compliance Assessment identifies gaps in your compliance, allows you to correct them, and shows that your organization takes patient privacy and security seriously. If you’d like to learn more about a PreAudit Compliance Assessment or about your obligations under HIPAA in general, please feel free to contact us, and take a look at http://healthcaresolutionsconnection.com/hipaa-privacy-security/. And be sure to follow us on Twitter @HSCconnect for more quick insights into healthcare reform.
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Healthcare & FDA lawyer Michael H. Cohen describes how training staff on HIPAA policies and procedures creates a culture of compliance to help minimize the potential for liability exposure.
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Visit http://www.hhs.gov/ocr to learn about your new rights under HIPAA. HIPAA protects the privacy of your health information and gives you access to it. Watch this video to learn about the changes that have been made to that law, giving you new and important rights.
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DescriptionNo matter how small or large your company may be, we have a plan to help you get compliant, stay compliant, and prove compliance with our Compliance Meter®. All plans include your private website with customized policies, procedures, forms, and tasks. For more information on HIPPA Compliance, please visit our website.
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http://clearwatercompliance.com - How to Meet HIPAA-HITECH Encryption Requirements & Beyond | January 17, 2014 | Bob Chaput, CISSP, CIPP-US
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Learn more about Incident Response at https://kirkpatrickprice.com/webinars/incident-response-hipaa-compliance/ Security, Incident, Response, Repeat There are several challenges when it comes to understanding security incidents and incident response. Our goal for this webinar is to answer several questions that occur while considering your organization’s incident response plan and creating policies and procedures to accompany your plan. How would you define “security incident” for a practical, real-world setting? The regulatory definition of a “security incident” includes the access, use, disclosure, modification, or destruction of information or system operations interference. You can have an activity that doesn’t actually access PHI, but it interferes with system operations just enough to establish a security incident. The definition also includes successful and unsuccessful attempts, which is important to remember when creating policies. How often and to whom should security incidents be reported? How should it be documented? Incident reporting should be considered initial, ongoing, and final. Initial reporting should be done immediately and directed towards security officers or to a security incident response team. The second phase, ongoing reporting, includes security officers, a security incident response team, management, and legal counsel. The third phase is a report on the final outcome of the investigation, which may need to be delivered to business associates or covered entities. Your organization needs to have policies and procedures in place to facilitate the documentation of initial, ongoing, and final reporting. What about the “response” part; what are the appropriate responses? There are four steps when responding to a security incident: investigation, mitigation, restoration, and correction. After investigating what security incident occurred, your organization should enter the mitigation phase. Mitigation is taking steps to reduce the harmful effects and temporarily fixing whatever security issues were found. Then, you should completely and fully restore the functionality you had before the security incident occurred. Then, your organization will determine what corrective actions need to be made beyond restoring the system to functionality. Is identifying patterns of attempted security incidents reasonable and appropriate? Certain incidents happen with such frequency that keeping track of trending may not be appropriate, like firewall attacks. Other incidents, though, like phishing attacks, need to be tracked so your organization can determine if it’s testing something that may be a weakness in your security management system. Using your organization’s Risk Analysis is vital when determining whether or not to identify trends and patterns. You can use the information to see where your highest risks and highest impacts are, so that those areas are given the consideration they deserve when conducting trending. What is the difference between a security incident and a breach? A security incident is something that can turn into a breach; think of a security incident as a baseline for a breach notification requirement. A security incident becomes a breach when PHI is compromised. If a compromise of PHI does not occur, then it is defined as a security incident. Download the full webinar to hear from our HIPAA expert, Mark Hinely, hear enlightening examples, and learn about the details of each of these topics.
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www.hipaahelpcenter.com After extensive engagement with customers, partners, and other industry experts, Ingenium Professional Services are pleased to announce the launch of HIPAA Help Center. Achieving and maintaining HIPAA compliance can be expensive and time consuming. HIPAA Help Center has been created to make that process simple and affordable. HIPAA Help Center is a complete solution, offering all of the tools required for your company to achieve HIPAA compliance and then to maintain it. HIPAA Help Center drives your company to HIPAA Compliance using tools like the following: Task Based Risk Assessment Tool Dynamic Task Lists for Security Officer, Privacy Officer, and Workforce Members Policies and Procedures Audit Readiness Tools Built in Training Modules Asset Management Incident Response Management Tools Contingency Planning Forms Library Business Associate Agreements $100,000 Breach Insurance And more… - HIPAA Help Center’s Risk Assessment tool provides users with an always available Risk Score and current indication of your compliance status - HIPAA Help Center’s task engine leads users to compliance with both the Security and Privacy Rules without the pain of having to answer those long, complicated questionnaires - HIPAA Help Center Policies and Procedures eliminate the need for your business to write your own policies and procedures – HIPAA Help Center writes them and maintains them for you
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The purpose of the HIPAA Privacy Rules is to protect the confidentiality of patient healthcare and payment data in order to prevent abuse and fraud in the healthcare system. Published by the Department of Health and Human Services as the “Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information”, the HIPAA Privacy Rules stipulate the permissible uses and disclosures of protected health information (“PHI”) and apply regardless of the medium in which the information is maintained. All health plans (with the exception of small employer health plans) and healthcare clearinghouses are required to comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rules, as are healthcare providers and – from 2013 – any Business Associates with whom PHI is shared. Failure to comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rules can incur penalties of up to $50,000 per violation – even if no unauthorized disclosure of PHI has occurred, or even when a reported breach of PHI may not have resulted in significant harm. Learn more about HIPAA Privacy rules: https://www.hipaanswers.com/hipaa-privacy-rules/ More info here: https://www.hipaanswers.com/hipaa-breach-notification-requirements/ https://www.hipaanswers.com/questions-answers-phi/
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