Everyone who participates in the United States healthcare system either as a patient, provider business associate, or subcontractor either knows or should know about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104-191 (Aug. 21, 1996). Industry participants should also have implemented requisite standards espoused by the Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Breach Notification Rule and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, Pub. L. 111-5 (Feb. 17, 2009).
HIPAA provides patients with fundamental rights to access, inspect, and obtain a copy of their health information for as long as the information is maintained by the healthcare provider regardless of the date created, format of the PHI or where the PHI originated. In responding to these requests, providers should be aware of the requirements under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
First Healthcare Compliance is excited to co-host the HIPAA Privacy and Security Summit with Delaware Law School at the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm on November 8, 2018
View this infographic busting five common HIPAA misconceptions about business associates, medical records access, breaches and more!
Grant Elliott, President, and CEO of Ostendio discusses the basics of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance for those in healthcare. Check out this Q and A session to learn more.
Healthcare compliance professionals frequently face confusing situations about sharing of protected health information (PHI). The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) supports the protection of privacy of medical records. However, even when a patient does not authorize sharing of his record there are permitted uses and disclosures such as for the purpose of treatment, payment or healthcare operations (TPO).
If a patient voices a concern of privacy violation, do you know how to handle the complaint? View our infographic for the seven steps you need to take immediately to reduce your risk exposure. Take this opportunity to improve your compliance program so that it promotes prevention, detection and resolution of unlawful conduct. Click here for a sample
Business Associate Agreements are a key component to your compliance program and overall HIPAA compliance. But how do you know which vendors need to sign them? Check out our latest infographic and make sure you are covered!
Early this month Uber introduced the launch of Uber Health, a new service that allows healthcare organizations to provide transportation for their patients. Within days, Lyft and Allscripts announced a partnership to allow healthcare providers to schedule patient rides using Allscript’s electronic health record network. The move into Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) services is an
This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a $100,000 settlement with Filefax, Inc., an out of business company that once provided medical records storage and disposal services. Based on an anonymous complaint, OCR’s investigation uncovered HIPAA Privacy Rule violations due to the company’s failure to