Secure Confidential Medical Data With A Cost-Effective HIPAA Solution And Security Compliance Services
Passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, established national standards and for health insurance providers and electronic healthcare transactions. The Final Rule on Security Standards was issued as a compliment to the bill in 2003.
HIPAA is now federally mandated for over 7,000,000 doctor’s offices, insurance companies, healthcare clearing houses and anyone else who deals with legally Protected Health Information (PHI) and EPHI Electronic Protected Heath Information. PHI can exist in written, oral, and electronic formats.
With the new Omnibus Rule, business associates and subcontractors such as billing companies, lawyers, accountants, cloud storage services, shredding companies and managed IT services providers who do business for companies who handle protected heath records are now required to comply with the HIPAA security rule.
Why Should Your Company Worry About Not Being HIPAA Compliant?
If you’re a health insurance company, medical practitioner, or anyone else who deals with legally Protected Health Information (PHI) or especially Electronic Protected Health Information (EPHI), compliance with these rules are of the utmost importance, but it isn’t an impossible task. HIPAA is a Federal Regulation and enforcement and penalties are on the rise. Record fines levied as of August of this year are $20,264,800, three prison sentences, medical licenses revoked.
Many Covered Entities And Business Associates Believe They Are HIPAA Compliant, But Most Are Not Compliant With All The Regulations.
A common misconception is that companies think just completing a risk assessment or using a proprietary medical software that is HIPAA complaint, makes themselves HIPAA compliant and that is just not true. According to the Government:
• 70% of Covered Entities are not compliant.
• 79% of Covered Entities fail their Meaningful Use Audit.
Penalties for violations under HIPAA can range from $100 per instance in the case of accidental violations through as much as $50,000 for willful or malicious neglect. Under the HITECH Act those same violations can extend up to $1.5 million (source).
How Confident Are You About Your Compliance?
Being HITECH or HIPAA compliant doesn’t have to be a painful, costly struggle! Comprehensive HIPAA and HITECH compliance might seem like it would be a daunting challenge, and trying to adhere to all of HIPAA’s rules and regulations internally requires resources and staff that would burden any company. If you would like to know if your medical practice or company is HIPAA compliant, then fill out the form on the right and get your FREE HIPAA Compliance Checklist today!
Good News! Help With Your HIPAA Compliance Is Just a Phone Call Away!
Comprehensive HIPAA and HITECH compliance can be a daunting, time consuming challenge, but help is here! Trying to adhere to all of HIPAA’s rules and regulations internally requires resources and staff that would burden any company. We have a great solution for your Connecticut or South Florida medical practice or business and we’ll be by your side to help you with your culture of compliance journey. Our compliance solution along with our HIPAA network IT security services, you can now have a total solution to meet your requirements.
If you are not 100% sure that your medical office is 100% HIPAA Compliant, then download your Free HIPAA Compliance Checklist today or contact us to schedule a 30 minutes call to find out how easily and cost effectively you can be HIPAA Compliant.
Our HIPAA Compliance Solution Includes:
- Security, Privacy and Administrative Risk Assessments.
- Administrative Privacy Audit.
- Business Associate Agreements/Management.
- Document and Version Control.
- A Compliance Coach and Unlimited HIPAA Hotline support.
- Self Auditing, Gap Identification, and Remediation Plans.
- Incident Management.
- Policies, Procedures, Training & BAA Templates Included.
- Training and Attestations Tracking
Get Your Free HIPAA Compliance Checklist Today!
Areas Served in Connecticut
– Meriden & Wallingford
– Greater New Haven
– Greater Hartford
– Fairfield County
– Litchfield County
Areas Served in South Florida
– Boca Raton
– Delray Beach
– Boynton Beach
– Deerfield Beach
– Pompano Beach
Are You Confident You Can Pass A HIPAA Audit Today? If not, learn how we can help you with your culture of compliancy today.
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