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What HIPAA Means For You

Posted by Ryan Richard on Nov 12, 2019 9:00:00 AM

HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY & ACCOUNTABILITY ACT – HIPAA


HIPAA was enacted in 1996 and provides data privacy and security provisions in order to safeguard medical information. HIPAA falls under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is broken down into 5 rules.

How to Dispose of Medical Records the Right Way

Posted by Dustin Rushing on Nov 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Your patients trust you and your staff to keep their medical records completely confidential. Unfortunately, many medical care facilities do not handle their records disposal the right way, and their patients lose their trust in their healthcare providers. It is estimated that 160,000 patients have had their confidential medical information breached since 2009 because the facility did not correctly dispose of the records.

HIPAA and Small Businesses

Posted by Ray Barry on Oct 29, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Want to know a quick way to receive a $50,000 fine (or more) for your business? It’s easy; don’t take the necessary steps to eliminate confidential client information, and wait to see what happens. This is not a step-by-step guide for how to close up shop, mind you, but rather a warning as to what could happen if your firm is not doing everything in its power to handle records. Passed into law in 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) set forth new standards companies are required to meet concerning transactions which pertain to patient medical records.