HIPAA Compliance Services

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Need help with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliance? We make the process simple for you by guiding you along the way, providing customizable templates, and working with you to ensure you quickly become HIPAA compliant and stay compliant.  

HIPAA was enacted in 1996 with two main goals - Portability and Accountability. The goal of Portability is to protect health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs. The goal of Accountability is to protect health data integrity, confidentiality, and availability.

 There are 4 rules for HIPAA compliance. We provide assistance with each of these rules:

  1. HIPAA Privacy Rule
  2. HIPAA Security Rule
  3. HIPAA Enforcement Rule
  4. HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

The goal of the HIPAA Privacy Rule is to assure that individuals’ health information is
properly protected while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide
and promote high quality health care and to protect the public's health and well being.

Electronic Medical Records (EMR) System

The HIPAA Security Rule requires appropriate Technical, Physical, and Administrative Safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and security of ePHI (electronic Protected Health Information).

The HIPAA Enforcement Rule contains provisions relating to compliance and investigations, the imposition of civil money penalties for violations of the HIPAA Administrative Simplification Rules, and procedures for hearings.

The HIPAA Breach Notification Rule requires HIPAA covered entities and their business associates to provide notification following a breach of unsecured protected health information.

Contact us or use the form on this page for more information about our HIPAA Compliance services or to begin the HIPAA Compliance process with us.

HIPAA compliance FAQs

Who needs to be HIPAA compliant?

HIPAA Covered Entities.  Source: http://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/covered-entities/index.html

HIPAA Rules apply to Covered Entities and Business Associates.  A Business Associate is any entity that helps a Covered Entity carry out health care activities and functions.

Where can I find the latest HIPPA Information?

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) HIPAA website is the best place.

What is HITECH?

HITECH stands for Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health. HITECH mandates audits of health care providers to investigate and determine if they are compliant with the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the HIPAA Security Rule. 

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