HIPAA Compliant — Are You?

The Importance of Compliance to HIPAA Well, are you HIPAA compliant? If not you might have some problems shortly because you should have been compliant by now with a comprehensive HIPAA policy written up and all the procedures and processes in place that are needed to comply.  You should have regular review meetings set up…

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HIPAA 5010 Extension – Why Was it Necessary?

The HIPAA 5010 extension from 1st January to 31st March 2012. It was found necessary due to the very small proportion of covered entities that predicted they would be fully compliant by the beginning of the year. These totaled just 4.5% of the number surveyed, so it was decided by the CMS (Centers for Medicare…

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What is HITECH and to Whom Does HITECH Compliance Apply

HITECH Act applies to businesses keeping personal health data HITECH Act is the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, a large part if which extends the reach of HIPAA to what are referred to as ‘Business Associates’ of those health entities to which HIPAA Act applies. What that means to you in…

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Curiosity and HIPAA Compliance Don’t Mesh

HIPAA Compliance does need to be taken seriously and followed. Is it really a crime to have wandering eyes?  In short, yes.  Well, at least when it comes to the personal health information of other people.  HIPAA has, at least to some degree, been scoffed at over the last several years.  It seemed to be…

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