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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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. HIPAA

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Why Are HIPAA Risk Assessments Important?

Electronic Health Reporter

It is a HIPAA law created to ensure that all of […]. The article Why Are HIPAA Risk Assessments Important? Editorial Atlantic.Net Chase Higbee Covered Entity Final Omnibus Rule HIPAA What is a risk assessment

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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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What is HIPAA for Healthcare Workers?

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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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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 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.

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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 WestFax

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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. 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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Manage HIPAA Compliance For Your Business

Electronic Health Reporter

The HIPAA outlines the standard security practices that organizations handling protected health information (PHI) need to adhere to. Whether your business is compliant with the HIPAA or not can have a huge impact on how you handle your business. The article Manage HIPAA Compliance For Your Business appeared first on electronichealthreporter.com. Editorial HIPAA HIPAA security Ken Lynch managing HIPAA compliance Reciprocity

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HIPAA Violations

Telebehavioral Health Institute

$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 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 Compliant Appointment Scheduling for Mental Health Professionals

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HIPAA Compliant Appointment Scheduling for Mental Health Professionals Online appointment scheduling tools are a convenient way for patients to book appointments. The post HIPAA Compliant Appointment Scheduling for Mental Health Professionals appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. However, when using a software platform that has access to protected health information, it is important to consider its … Read more.

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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 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 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 […]. Plus, we shared the expansion of Medicare coverage and payment for telehealth. However, there were still many questions.

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Lifespan Health Hit With $1 Million HIPAA Fine

Healthcare IT Today

Usually, HIPAA violations are part of the background noise of the healthcare business, and few are so large that they prove catastrophic for the entity involved.

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HIPAA Designated Record Set

Telebehavioral Health Institute

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. 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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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. The post HIPAA Security Rule appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Security: Managing Risk in Your Practice

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HIPAA Security: Managing Risk in Your Practice Managing risk in your practice has never been more important. With the rise of healthcare breaches, the success of your practice comes down to your HIPAA security measures. Assessing Your HIPAA Security There … 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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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. A HIPAA compliance checklist lays out what is required under the Health Insurance Portability and … Read more. The post HIPAA Compliance Checklist appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Training Requirements

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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 Password Requirements

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Password Requirements For behavioral health professionals, HIPAA password requirements are an important part of keeping your sensitive health data safe and avoiding HIPAA fines. But what does HIPAA regulation have to say about implementing secure passwords? HIPAA regulation is … Read more. The post HIPAA Password Requirements appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Medical Records Release

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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 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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HIPAA Marketing

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Marketing Tips for Behavioral Health Professionals When it comes to HIPAA, marketing your behavioral health practice can be tricky. HIPAA marketing standards specifically dictate the kind of information that can and can’t be used in marketing efforts of all … Read more. The post HIPAA Marketing appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Tips

Telebehavioral Health Institute

HIPAA Tips Every Behavioral Health Professional Should Know HIPAA compliance can be a complex web of interlocking regulatory requirements. Behavioral health professionals in particular need to be wary of HIPAA violations and data breaches just because of the sensitive nature … Read more. The post HIPAA Tips 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 medical release form requirements are … Read more. The post HIPAA Medical Release Form appeared first on TBH Institute Blog. HIPAA

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HIPAA Penalties Suspended for Telehealth During Covid-19 National Emergency

Healthcare IT Today

Today, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the news that enforcement of HIPAA penalties around telehealth, patient communication, and remote communication technologies will be suspended during the Covid-19 National Emergency and will go into effect immediately.

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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. HIPAAThe right of access mandates that patients have the right to request copies … Read more.

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