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5 Tips to Follow When Handling PHI

One of the most common causes of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations involves the mishandling of Protected Health Information (PHI). Whether you're a doctor, chiropractor, dentist or any other covered entity, you should follow these tips when handling PHI to avoid violations.
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HIPAA Security Rule Tips for Covered Entities

With the OCR conducting the second phase of its HIPAA audits, doctors and other covered entities should put forth the effort to ensure they are in full compliance with HIPAA. As you may already know, HIPAA consists of the Security Rule, Privacy Rule and Breach Notification Rule. Of those three, covered entities experience the greatest difficult with the Security Rule. So, what steps can you take to ensure your practice complies with the HIPAA Security Rule?
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21st Century Cures Bill Lacks Wording for HIPAA Privacy Rule Changes

The House of Representatives voted in favor of the 21st Century Cures Act earlier this month, with 392 representatives voting “yes” and 26 voting “no.” However, this bill lacks the necessary wording to allow changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.
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5 Quick Tips for HIPAA Compliance

The OCR is currently conducting the second phase of its HIPAA audits. This means doctors, physicians, chiropractors, dentists and other covered entities – along with their business associates – can expect to see greater enforcement efforts. While a nuisance for many healthcare practitioners, HIPAA audits play an important role in protecting the privacy and confidentiality of patients. So, what steps can you take to ensure compliance with HIPAA and its rules?
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OCR Warns of Phishing Email Scam Disguised as HIPAA

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has published a warning over a new phishing scam disguised as a HIPAA-related email sent from the OCR itself. The email features a phony letterhead with the OCR's Director Joceyln Samuels, and is being sent to doctors, physicians and other covered entities along with their business associates. The email contains a link, asking the recipient to click for inclusion in the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Rules Audit Program.
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Can Responding to Negative Reviews Trigger HIPAA Violation?

As a healthcare provider, you want to ensure your brand has a positive image. After all, most people look up a physician or practitioner's name on the Internet before making their first appointment. And if your practice has a negative image, it could deter those prospective patients from visiting your practice. However, you should think twice before responding to negative reviews about your practice, as this could be a violation of HIPAA.
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UMass Amherst to Pay $650,000 HIPAA Settlement

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has agreed to pay $650,000 and implement a corrective action plan as part of a settlement over allegations that it violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.
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Questions to Ask When Performing a HIPAA Risk Analysis

Doctors, chiropractors, dentists and other covered entities are required by law to conduct regular risk analyses. As per the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule, a risk analysis is intended to asses potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, privacy and integrity of Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). When conducting a risk analysis, though, you should ask, and answer, the following questions.
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Conducting a HIPAA Audit

As the first quarter draws to a close, there's no better opportunity for healthcare practitioners to conduct an internal audit of their practice's Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) policies. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has been increasing its HIPAA enforcement efforts in recent months, handing out more fines to covered entities and business associates who violate this federal law. So, what steps can you take to ensure compliance with HIPAA?
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