SNF HIPAA Risk Assessment and Senior Care

A SNF focused HIPAA Risk Assessment is part of the essential security and privacy compliance program in senior care communities and (SNF) Skilled Nursing Facilities. Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability…

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OIG Self-Disclosure Requirements

What about OIG self-disclosure requirements?  The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) created a Self-Disclosure Protocol (SDP) to give healthcare providers the opportunity to disclose when they have uncovered evidence…

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Outsourcing Healthcare Compliance

What are the advantages of outsourcing healthcare compliance? How do you measure the effectiveness of your corporate compliance program?  There’s no question that you need a compliance program. The question…

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HIPAA Email Encryption Requirements

Does the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) require that you encrypt your emails? As it turns out, it’s not an easy question to answer. The reality of HIPAA…

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8 Point HIPAA Compliance Checklist!

Important items to include in your HIPAA compliance checklist, based on the latest updates.  Consider that in over 24 years since its implementation, there have been many updates. When HIPAA…

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HIPAA Compliance Certification – Really?

HIPAA compliance certification, what is it, who provides it, and who gets it!  The “author” of a HIPAA compliance certificate is always a “private” party or organization.  In that sense,…

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HIPAA Breach Notification Letter

If your business or organization experienced a HIPAA breach, one of the important responses includes a HIPAA breach notification letter, to notify the individuals affected by the breach. The HIPAA…

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What Does HIPAA Compliance Mean?

What exactly is HIPAA, and what does HIPAA compliance mean? Healthcare providers and their business associates are aware of the importance of maintaining HIPAA compliance. However, understanding the complete guidelines…

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HIPAA Compliance Requirements

HIPAA settlement payments hit an all-time high in 2018 following year-long HIPAA compliance requirements audits conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. These monetary…

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