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.
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!
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been around for quite some time. There are many misconceptions about HIPAA compliance that our office still gets calls about. This page is to help clear up some of these misconceptions.
The associates in the provider’s world and healthcare society are filled with loads of potential business associates and endless Individual identifiable health information.
There have been so many questions about business associates, I thought I would go to the source and put together some information from HHS.gov, otherwise known as U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Hopefully this will clear up a few common questions and give you some other resources to do your own research if you would like.