Aug 10th, 2017
Telepsychology is a way to treat more patients in more areas. There are patients who live in rural areas where access to treatment is not feasible, and there are others who are disabled and cannot get around. For them, telepsychology is a good option. And sometimes, the patient feels more at ease being in their ...
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 ...
Build a good defense against a HIPAA audit or breach. The HIPAA Security Rule makes a risk analysis mandatory for all HIPAA covered entities (CEs) and business associates (BAs). This section of the rule is found in the Administrative Safeguards and states: “Conduct an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to ...
See if your knowledge of Privacy and Security Rules is a help or a hinderance to your practice’s compliance. Take this quiz and then score yourself to find out if you are a HIPAA expert, a HIPAA flunky, or somewhere in between. (Note: You will not earn any continuing education units (CEUs) for taking this ...
Apr 11th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) unveiled a fact sheet to improve understanding of HIPAA’s least-known provision, Administrative Simplification. The FAQ helps explain the three-pronged approach to simplification: electronic transactions, code sets, and unique identifiers. CMS said the fact sheet explains how Administrative Simplification standards streamline day-to-day t...