Under HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) every practice or healthcare organization must designate a privacy officer. Assigning the Privacy officer becomes the first and most important step in becoming HIPAA compliant.
In this article, we discuss the role and responsibilities of a HIPAA Privacy Officer.
The compliant HIPAA organization, is it a myth or a reality? In this article, I wanted to cover, at a high level, what you need to know if you manage or own a medical facility. As of December of 2016, there have been over 150,500 HIPAA complaints against medical facilities in the US.
With each complaint there are typically a multitude of other violations and patients who are unhappy because they believe regulations were not followed.
HIPAA compliance enforcement and how to avoid mistakes. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law enacted in 1996. The HIPAA privacy rule is a set of standards to protect the patient health information.
The privacy rules were required for medical entities by September of 2004 and their business associates by 2013.