Compliance

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.

Security

How secure is your computer? Do you have a password on your computer? Do you have the automatic log offs turned on? Is your computer encrypted? Are your off-site storage files encrypted?

This document is designed to give some basic information about making your office a little more secure. It is not a substitute for a thorough HIPAA assessment.

However, there are some steps you can take right now to help cut your risk of identity theft, or security breaches. Take steps TODAY!

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