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Evidence of HIPAA Compliance
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HIPAA Policies & Procedures
Best practices that our industry experts have formulated to comply with the technical requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule
HIPAA Management Plan
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HIPAA requires that covered entities such as small medical practices train their staffs in patient privacy issues, establish policies and procedures for handling patient information, plan for the fallout from data breaches and implement a bevy of security measures.
The early results from the HHS’ audit of HIPAA compliance revealed that many small medical practices were having trouble bringing their infrastructures, procedures and policies in line with the law. The audit found that smaller medical practices in particular struggled to comply with HIPAA regulations, and that healthcare providers generally had a tougher time following the regulations than did insurers and other entities.
Civil penalties for HIPAA violations are reaching into the millions – and those dollars can be better spent improving health outcomes. Violations and fines associated with PHI breach can also damage long-established public trust and may even lead to jail time. That’s why maintaining a secure, compliant health data environment is so important.
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We believe the future of value-based patient care will be powered by HIPAA compliant, scalable, interoperable infrastructure. Our service exists to help all of healthcare transition to that future.
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Checkuptech provides HIPAA compliant, infrastructure for small medical practices. Checkuptech relieves the burden of compliance so small medical practices can focus on bettering patient outcomes. We think compliance should be the last thing doctors think about, and not a barrier to progress.
We relieve the burdens of compliance so you can focus on the important things, patient care. Schedule your HIPAA Compliance Assessment today.
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The HIPAA Privacy Rule for the first time creates national standards to protect individuals’ medical records and other personal health information.
It gives patients more control over their health information.
It sets boundaries on the use and release of health records.
It establishes appropriate safeguards that health care providers and others must achieve to protect the privacy of health information.
It holds violators accountable, with civil and criminal penalties that can be imposed if they violate patients’ privacy rights.
And it strikes a balance when public responsibility supports disclosure of some forms of data – for example, to protect public health.
For patients – it means being able to make informed choices when seeking care and reimbursement for care based on how personal health information may be used.
It enables patients to find out how their information may be used, and about certain disclosures of their information that have been made.
It generally limits release of information to the minimum reasonably needed for the purpose of the disclosure.
It generally gives patients the right to examine and obtain a copy of their own health records and request corrections.
It empowers individuals to control certain uses and disclosures of their health information.
- Health plans
- Health care clearinghouses
- Health care providers who conduct certain financial and administrative transactions electronically. These electronic transactions are those for which standards have been adopted by the Secretary under HIPAA, such as electronic billing and fund transfers.
These entities (collectively called “covered entities”) are bound by the privacy standards even if they contract with others (called “business associates”) to perform some of their essential functions. The law does not give the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) the authority to regulate other types of private businesses or public agencies through this regulation. For example, HHS does not have the authority to regulate employers, life insurance companies, or public agencies that deliver social security or welfare benefits. See our business associate section and the frequently asked questions about business associates for a more detailed discussion of the covered entities’ responsibilities when they engage others to perform essential functions or services for them.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will publish guidance regarding implementation of these other HIPAA rules as their compliance dates approach. Information regarding compliance with the non-privacy HIPAA rules is available on the HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Web site.
Responsible health care providers and businesses already take many of the kinds of steps required by the Rule to protect patients’ privacy. Covered entities of all types and sizes are required to comply with the Privacy Rule. To ease the burden of complying with the new requirements, the Privacy Rule gives needed flexibility for providers and plans to create their own privacy procedures, tailored to fit their size and needs. The scalability of the Rule provides a more efficient and appropriate means of safeguarding protected health information than would any single standard. For example,
The third set of audits will be onsite and will examine a broader scope of requirements from the HIPAA Rules than desk audits. Some desk auditees may be subject to a subsequent onsite audit.
The audit process will employ common audit techniques. Entities selected for an audit will be sent an email notification of their selection and will be asked to provide documents and other data in response to a document request letter. Audited entities will submit documents on-line via a new secure audit portal on OCR’s website. There will be fewer in person visits during these Phase Two audits than in Phase One, but auditees should be prepared for a site visit when OCR deems it appropriate. Auditors will review documentation and then develop and share draft findings with the entity. Auditees will have the opportunity to respond to these draft findings; their written responses will be included in the final audit report. Audit reports generally describe how the audit was conducted, discuss any findings, and contain entity responses to the draft findings.