HIPAA Celebrates A Birthday: COVID-19, HIPAA and Your Rights

Electronic Health Reporter

RHIA, RHIT, CHPS, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, AHIMA ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer As August 21, 2020 marks the 24th anniversary of Bill Clinton’s HIPAA Law, it is not a bad time […]. Editorial Dr. Phyllis Miller HIPAA and COVID-19 HIPAA anniversary HIPAA business associates

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HIPAA Compliant Email for Therapists

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Compliant Email for Therapists Although email is a convenient means of communication, using email to communicate sensitive information poses some risk. The post HIPAA Compliant Email for Therapists appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

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What is HIPAA for Healthcare Workers?

Telebehavioral Health Institute

What is HIPAA for Healthcare Workers? HIPAA for healthcare workers is the practice of maintaining … Read more. The post What is HIPAA for Healthcare Workers? HIPAA Uncategorized HIPAA compliance HIPAA for Healthcare Workers HIPAA Privacy Rule

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HIPAA Compliant Video Chat: Requirements after COVID

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HIPAA Compliant Video Chat Basics: Requirements for HIPAA after COVID Although the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has extended the public health emergency until October, telehealth providers need to look at what’s next.

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Potential HIPAA Security Violations

Electronic Health Reporter

The article Potential HIPAA Security Violations appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Adrian Johansen Common HIPAA security violations How to stay HIPAA compliant managing a HIPAA violationThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Adrian Johansen, freelance writer; @AdrianJohanse18. Your health is the most personal part of your life.

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HIPAA Data

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HIPAA Data Storage Requirements and HIPAA Compliance The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) set forth industry standards for the proper handling of protected health information (PHI). The post HIPAA Data appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPA

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Penalties For Violating HIPAA

Electronic Health Reporter

If your organization handles protected health information (PHI) or electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI), you should be well aware of the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act known commonly as HIPAA. The HIPAA compliance is regulated by the federal government and failure to comply with it can attract […]. The article Penalties For Violating HIPAA appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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HIPAA and Telehealth FAQ from HHS

Healthcare IT Today

We wrote previously about HIPAA enforcement being suspended for telehealth during COVID-19 and more details on how to implement it. The good news is that HHS released a HIPAA and Telehealth FAQ that addresses some of those […].

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HIPAA Designated Record Set

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HIPAA Designated Record Set Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, behavioral health specialists are required to provide patients access to the protected health information (PHI) contained in their designated record set. The post HIPAA Designated Record Set appeared first on TBH Institute Blog.

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HIPAA Compliant Telehealth

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HIPAA Compliant Telehealth and Apple AirPlay As more providers turn to telehealth, they are looking to new technologies. The post HIPAA Compliant Telehealth appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAASince many providers weren’t previously offering telehealth services they have opted for an easy solution, using their iPhones to conduct sessions. The … Read more.

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HIPAA Postcard Scam: Communication Alert from OCR for Organizations

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HIPAA Postcard Scam: Communication Alert from OCR for Organizations A fraudulent HIPAA postcard scam is being sent out, first-class, to healthcare organizations. The post HIPAA Postcard Scam: Communication Alert from OCR for Organizations appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA fraudulent hipaa hipaa email scam hipaa postcard hipaa postcard scam OCR OCR communication OCR postcard scam Office for Civil Rights

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HIPAA Security Rule

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The HIPAA Security Rule Applies to Telehealth Practices Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), telehealth practices are considered covered entities (CEs). As a HIPAA covered entity, the HIPAA Security Rule applies to telehealth practices.

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HIPAA Compliant – Telehealth Features Series

Healthcare IT Today

Ambulatory C-Suite Leadership Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System LTPAC Security and Privacy Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring BAA HIPAA HIPAA Compliant Telehealth OCR Telehealth Telehealth Features TelemedicineIn this Teleahealth Feature Series, we’re going to cover the long list of potential telehealth features available today.

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HIPAA Compliance Checklist

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HIPAA Compliance Checklist Completing a HIPAA compliance checklist should be the first step when assessing whether or not your behavioral health practice is HIPAA compliant. The post HIPAA Compliance Checklist appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Violations

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$100,000 HIPAA Settlement Reached for HIPAA Violations In its first HIPAA settlement of 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) fined a sole practitioner $100,000 for HIPAA violations. The post HIPAA Violations appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Medical Release Form

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HIPAA Medical Release Form There are certain circumstances in which it is required for behavioral health professionals to receive a HIPAA medical release form before they are permitted to disclose protected health information (PHI). HIPAA

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FaceTime HIPAA

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FaceTime HIPAA Privacy Concerns Apple’s FaceTime has recently been revealed to contain a major bug that significantly impacts the privacy of iPhone users everywhere. Among these concerns are issues specifically regarding FaceTime and HIPAA compliance for health care providers across … Read more. The post FaceTime HIPAA appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Right of Access

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As a HIPAA covered entity, behavioral health practices have an obligation to uphold the standards set forth by the HIPAA Privacy Rule, including the right of access. The post HIPAA Right of Access appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Compliance and The Cloud

Electronic Health Reporter

The article HIPAA Compliance and The Cloud appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial Adrian Johansen cybersecurity HIPAA HIPAA and the cloudThis article is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. Illegal copying is prohibited. By Adrian Johansen, freelance writer; @AdrianJohanse18. Developments in technology have had a profound impact on nearly every aspect of our lives.

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Faxing: How to Stay HIPAA Compliant When Working Remotely

Healthcare IT Today

What has not been covered is faxing from home, especially when it relates to faxing medical records or Protected Health Information (PHI) Utilizing a HIPAA Compliant cloud fax […]. Administration Ambulatory Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Doug Clayton eFax Healthcare Scene Featured HIPAA Breach HIPAA Compliant Fax Cover Pages HIPAA Compliant Faxing HIPAA Fines Secure Fax WestFax

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HIPAA Privacy Rule

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Privacy Rule Overview Although the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996, the HIPAA Privacy Rule wasn’t added to the regulation until 2002. The post HIPAA Privacy Rule appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Compliant Video Conferencing

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HIPAA Compliant Video Conferencing Telehealth is growing rapidly as more healthcare providers are choosing to treat patients virtually. The post HIPAA Compliant Video Conferencing appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Minimum Necessary Standard

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The HIPAA Minimum Necessary Standard The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires covered entities to adhere to the minimum necessary standard in regards to the use and disclosure of protected health information (PHI). HIPAA

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HIPAA Changes 2020

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HIPAA Changes 2020: HHS Privacy and Security Since 2013, there hasn’t been any significant changes to HIPAA, however there have been proposed changes. The post HIPAA Changes 2020 appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAAThe Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that they are revisiting previously proposed changes … Read more.

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2019 HIPAA Fines

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Year End Review: 2019 HIPAA Fines The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the enforcement body for HIPAA compliance, announced eleven settlements in 2019. Each of the eleven organizations received HIPAA fines, varying in amounts based on the severity of their … Read more. HIPA

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HIPAA Violations, How to Prevent Them

Electronic Health Reporter

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) applies to all companies in the United States. Healthcare providers, covered entities and their business associates should understand HIPAA and take compliance steps to avoid monetary fines and even prison time. HIPAA violations in the workplace can occur in […]. The article HIPAA Violations, How to Prevent Them appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com.

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HIPAA certification

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HIPAA Certification? When it comes to HIPAA compliance, many healthcare professionals are searching for a way to certify their efforts. The post HIPAA certification appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAAHowever, it must be noted that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) currently … Read more.

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HIPAA Quiz

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Would Your Organization Pass a HIPAA Quiz? When it comes to assessing your HIPAA compliance, tools exist to help you find out where your behavioral health practice stands. The post HIPAA Quiz appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Violation Consequences

Telebehavioral Health Institute

What are HIPAA Violation Consequences? The post HIPAA Violation Consequences appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Fine

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Average HIPAA Fine Reaches $1.5 Million HIPAA fines have changed significantly since HIPAA enforcement first began. Regardless of the type of violation or the scope of the data breach involved, the consequences of a HIPAA fine can have long-lasting impacts. HIPAA

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Mobile Fax Apps and HIPAA Compliance

Healthcare IT Today

Administration Ambulatory Healthcare IT Hospital - Health System IT IT Infrastructure and Dev Ops Doug Clayton eFax Healthcare Scene Featured Healthcare Security HIPAA HIPAA Compliant Faxing HIPAA Security Secure Fax WestFaxThe following is a guest article by Doug Clayton from WestFax.

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HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

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HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices Behavioral health practices are considered covered entities (CEs) under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The post HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA ePHI

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Understanding HIPAA ePHI HIPAA regulation identifies a national set of standards meant to protect the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). The post HIPAA ePHI appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA: A Primer And A Reminder For Those In Healthcare

Electronic Health Reporter

The article HIPAA: A Primer And A Reminder For Those In Healthcare appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial ePHI HIPAA TatvasoftThis content is copyrighted strictly for Electronic Health Reporter. By Vikash Kumar, manager, Tatvasoft.

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HIPAA Enforcement Discretion for HIPAA Business Associates to Share Health Data with Public Health Organizations

Healthcare IT Today

OCR (Office for Civil Rights) inside of HHS which is in charge of HIPAA enforcement has issued another notice of enforcement discretion.

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Telehealth HIPAA

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Telehealth HIPAA Telehealth providers are at the cutting edge of new opportunities for bettering quality of care. The post Telehealth HIPAA appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Medical Records Release

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Medical Records Release The HIPAA Privacy Rule grants patients or their personal representatives the right to receive, inspect and review their health information. Covered entities, to comply with the Privacy Rule, must follow HIPAA medical records release rules, … Read more. The post HIPAA Medical Records Release appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Training Requirements

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Training Requirements Conducting annual HIPAA training is a key component of maintaining HIPAA compliance. The post HIPAA Training Requirements appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAAHowever, hosting a practice-wide training day is not sufficient, mainly because if an employee is hired after your practice’s annual training day, they could go … Read more.

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HIPAA Privacy Rule Waiver

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Emergency HIPAA Privacy Rule Waiver During an emergency or public health crisis, some elements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule may be waived. The post HIPAA Privacy Rule Waiver appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAAAs of March 15, 2020, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), issued an … Read more.

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COVID- 19 Group Therapy and HIPAA Privacy

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Group Therapy and HIPAA Privacy Rule Under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, a healthcare provider may use and disclose protected health information (PHI), without individual written authorization, if the use or disclosure is a treatment disclosure. The post COVID- 19 Group Therapy and HIPAA Privacy appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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