Compliance

Protected Health Information De-Identification Standards

On November 26, 2012, the OCR released specific guidance regarding the de-identification of Protected Health Information (PHI). This guidance is the result of input from experts in various fields, workshops and in-depth research regarding various de-identification approaches. The intent of this guidance was to assist covered entities to understand:

HIPAA Compliance Resources (Resource 278)

For additional information on HIPAA, see Section F-Compliance in the Behavioral Health MultiBook.

Appointments, Reminders, Text Messaging, and HIPAA

March 2015

OSHA Penalty Information (Resource 271)

The following information by OSHA outlines the penalty structure for OSHA violations.  Emphasis has been added.

Health Care Fraud Summary 2012

The annual report of The Department of Justice Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program was issued in February 2013. The executive summary included the following statistics:

    Monetary Results

Compliance Resources (Resource 263)

Because compliance covers so many areas of a healthcare provider practice, a more thorough explanation is found in Section F-Compliance in the Behavioral Health MultiBook. Generally, healthcare providers need to understand:

HIPAA Violations---The Process Is the Answer

For some time, the ChiroCode Institute, InstaCode Institute and their consultants have warned subscribers that when it comes to HIPAA compliance, it’s not just the names and addresses that matter—it’s the compliance.

Are You Compliant with the New HIPAA Regulations?

September 23rd, 2013 was the deadline for HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule compliance. It seems to have just snuck up on everybody. We have spoken with some clincis who say that they don't need to worry about it because ”they are just a small practice.” Please, do not wait any longer to get compliant!

Are Text Messages HIPAA Compliant?

As more and more people are using mobile and wireless devices, a new buzzword has emerged: mHealth.

Windows XP No Longer HIPAA Compliant (Resource 312)

For anyone who is not a computer techie, the announcement by Microsoft about discontinuing support for Windows XP may not mean much.

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