By Matt Fisher – The HHS Office for Civil Rights announced another monetary penalty and settlement for the failure of an entity to fully or competently comply with HIPAA requirements. More particularly, the entity in question offers yet another example of the absence of a risk analysis.
Designed to help providers implement HIPAA rules and regulations,HIPAA Tool Kit is an ideal resource for creating a new compliance program or conducting a compliance assessment. Pre-order you 2019 version today!
By Kayla Matthews – Doctors’ offices and hospitals have to take the time to market themselves to attract new patients. The advertisements also have to be compliant with HIPAA regulations regarding patient privacy and protection.
Providers and health plans use a variety of different formats for conducting electronic transactions. HIPAA Administrative Simplification transaction standards work towards reducing the variable formats, making it easier for data to be shared and transferred.
By Lee Barrett – Some say there’s nothing like a little controversy to spark interest in your organization. Others say there’s no such thing as bad publicity. Call me old fashioned, but I contend, in healthcare, being featured on the Office for Civil Rights’ Wall of Shame or plastered on a news headline about a breach of personal health information (PHI) bad publicity, bad business and bad medicine.
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