HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Enforcement Update: Implications for Urology Practices
In the past year, the healthcare sector has seen a dramatic rise in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enforcement, settlement agreements, and the resumption of the Office of Civil Rights audit protocol. Read More ›

As we move into another year, it is important now more than ever for medical practices to ensure that they have a robust Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance program in place. In 2009, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) was appointed as the enforcement arm for HIPAA, and with that appointment came a mandate by Congress to begin auditing entities that fall under the HIPAA rules.

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What does a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-related “incident response” mean to your organization and your oncology practice? Read More ›

HIPAA Incident Response: A Team Approach to Protecting Patients’ Health Information
What does a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-related “incident response” mean to your organization and your oncology practice? Multiple articles and letters have been written on the subject, and the one thing that almost every author agrees on is that incident response must be a team approach: it must be embraced by the top, and permeate throughout the rest of any organization for it to work. Read More ›

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