Feb 15th, 2013
Most health care facilities have safeguards in place to keep transmission of patients’ protected health information (PHI) private between health care employees and business associates. Being compliant with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy laws shouldn’t stop there, however. It’s also wise to review your volunteer policies and procedures before PHI becomes public ...
Feb 15th, 2013
With so many Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) changes coming down the pike, it’s a great time to look at how privacy and security laws may impact your practice and compliance plan. In a recent U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) press release, HIPAA expands the individual rights of patients to ...
Oct 10th, 2012
By Julie E. Chicoine, Esq., RN, CPC New federal rules add additional responsibilities and accountabilities affecting those who allow a breach of privacy or security. Knowing these new rules and concepts in case patients’ information is released may ease a provider’s recovery from the crisis. The Office of Civil Rights generally defines a breach as ...