HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA Compliance

DoctorsManagement has developed a comprehensive suite of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) compliance products designed to empower and safeguard your medical or dental practice. Navigating the complex landscape of healthcare regulations is crucial, and our products and services are tailored to assist you in comprehending the intricacies of HIPAA.

Who Must Comply With HIPAA?

HIPAA applies to the following:

  • Covered entities, such as health plans, healthcare providers, and healthcare clearinghouses
  • Business associates 
  • Hybrid entities

Under HIPAA, certain rules have been developed over the years in order to guard the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI) and establish the rights of the individuals who are the subject of that information.

  • Administration Simplification: Requires covered entities to use standard codes and identifiers and follow operating rules when conducting electronic transactions
  • Privacy Rule: Requires safeguards to protect PHI in any format, including paper, electronic, and oral forms, and grants patients the right to keep their information confidential
  • Security Rule: Requires covered entities to secure confidential patient information and protect information from misuse through administrative, physical, and technical safeguards
  • Omnibus Rule: Requires healthcare providers to update their business associate agreements and gives individuals more rights to access their own electronic PHI
  • HITECH Act: Incentivised the meaningful use of EHRs and strengthened the privacy and security provisions of HIPAA
  • Breach Notification Rule: Requires covered entities and business associates to notify the affected individuals if there’s a security breach involving PHI and established guidelines for reporting the breach
  • Enforcement Rule: Establishes the civil and criminal penalties for violations of HIPAA

Why Is Compliance With HIPAA Important?

Covered entities that fail to protect PHI are subject to strict fines and, in some cases, criminal penalties. HIPAA compliance encourages organizations to maintain and improve their policies, which can have a positive impact on their practice. Here’s how:

  • Protect your patients’ confidential information — and their trust.
  • Avoid criminal penalties, fines, and other disciplinary actions.
  • Manage vendors with access to PHI.
  • See improved patient engagement, outcomes, and satisfaction.
  • Protect your practice’s reputation.

HIPAA Compliance Solutions and Training

With a dedicated focus on excellence, our team is committed to ensuring your practice not only understands the rules and regulations set forth by HIPAA but also excels in implementing policies and procedures that seamlessly align with these requirements.

Explore our training and educational products, and let us simplify the compliance journey for your practice.

HIPAA Manuals cover the following topics, and HIPAA Documentation Kits provide forms, templates, basic policies, and compliance audit plans that are customizable to reflect your site-specific information: 

  • Administrative Simplification
  • Privacy Rule
  • Business Associates
  • Patients’ Rights
  • Security Rule
  • Contingency and Emergency
  • Breach Notification Rule
  • Enforcement
  • Training
  • Mobile Device Privacy

One of the most critical aspects of HIPAA compliance is training. By implementing a compliance training program for employees, you can decrease the risk of a violation and have evidence of your effort. You’ll also build a more efficient workplace.

You don’t have to create a training program alone. In fact, we’d love to do it for you. As a full-service consulting firm specializing in the medical industry, we have the knowledge and experience to develop an effective HIPAA compliance training program for you and your employees. 

DoctorsManagement can help your practice:

  • Take the confusion out of HIPAA requirements.
  • Maintain up-to-date awareness of the current status of HIPAA Rules.
  • Implement a HIPAA program.
  • Provide appropriate employee training.
  • Research and answer difficult HIPAA questions.

Please contact us today to discuss how we can help you.

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