In Audit
Jul 13th, 2017
Think your healthcare covered entity doesn’t need to establish and maintain Business Associate Agreements (BAA) with companies who can access your patients’ protected health information (PHI)? Think again. Cases in Point March 2016 — North Memorial Health Care agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $1,550,000 to settle charges that it potentially ...
May 1st, 2014
What changed in 2013 for business associates? By Marcia L. Brauchler, MPH, CMPE, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CPHQ One of the most significant changes under HIPAA’s final rule, effective September 23, 2013, was that business associates of HIPAA covered entities became directly liable for compliance with certain Privacy and Security Rule requirements. This means that the ...
Feb 22nd, 2013
Dramatic modifications to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules that will impact your practice are finalized and begin to take effect next month. The omnibus final rule, developed to help implement HITECH regulations in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and shore up electronic privacy rules ...