The HIPAA Compliance Headache

HIPAA Compliance Introduced. “Hip…what?”  That was my reaction when I first encountered HIPAA.  I was working at a dental office while home from college for the summer.  I had worked at that office part time while in high school and was now receiving instruction about the “new way” to do things around the office.  I…

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HIPAA Compliance Equals Administrative Simplification?

HIPAA Administrative Simplification is intended to reduce costs. Subtitle F of title II of HIPAA is entitled “Administrative Simplification.”  Let’s just stop right there. Does anyone else find the title of this section of government imposed, convoluted and often times majorly confusing act to be bit of an oxymoron?  The passage of the Administration Simplification…

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What Does HIPAA Compliance Mean to You?

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Does that mean anything to you?  How about HIPAA.  Yes, by the cringe that likely just shot over your face, I can tell that HIPAA, even if the full name of the legislation doesn’t catch your eye, means quite a lot to you.  In some offices HIPAA is still…

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The Bite of HIPAA Compliance

Heath Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was signed into law, but only in 2010 did that law take effect. HIPAA just grew some teeth.  Well, actually the teeth started to first show in 2009 when the Heath Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act was signed into law, but…

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