HIPAA Text Messaging – How Compliant is it?

Since so many people use text messaging, healthcare organizations may ask, “Is texting HIPAA compliant? And if so, how can I ensure I’m doing it right?” Although the government has…

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Interim Compliance Officer in Healthcare

An interim (or full-time) compliance officer in a healthcare organization, is a person whose job is to prevent and manage compliance violations due to operations outside of internal and external…

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HIPAA Security Rule – 3 Required Safeguards

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) required that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) establish methods of safeguarding protected health information (PHI). To that…

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HIPAA compliance checklist 2021

Is your HIPAA compliance checklist for 2021 ready?  The Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) plays a critical role in healthcare organizations, and the end of the year is…

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HIPAA Regulations for Nursing Homes

Compliance with HIPAA regulations for nursing homes must include ongoing HIPAA risk assessments. Here’s how to ensure you comply. Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Risk Analysis, with their various…

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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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