Back during tax season, we talked about the importance of a “Financial Risk Assessment” – a great method of evaluating how you are handling your practice’s financials, and how to… read more →
This question seems to plague therapists… it’s hard to get a straight answer! I’ll start by noting that HIPAA doesn’t answer this. When HIPAA cites a 6 year “record retention requirement,”…...
The Federal Guidelines of HIPAA do not require providers to use Electronic Medical Records, however there are other entities that have adopted stricter requirements. The state of Minnesota is one:…...
There are 4 tiers of penalties, based on the willfulness, response, culture or egregiousness of the violations.
Short video, produced by the OCR that gives basic information about how new HIPAA regulations affect providers.
Short video, produced by the OCR that gives basic information about how new HIPAA regulations affect consumers.
Spend a little time teaching yourself about HIPAA security, and you’ll discover that it’s pretty easy to get caught up in confusing, overwhelming technology advice.
Minnesota is unique in that providers in that state will be required to use an interoperable EHR by January 2015.
I have been contacted by a number of security professionals wanting to partner with me or sell me their product, and they always invariably spout a slew of technical jargon that makes me want to run the other way.
If you practice in Texas, consider reading the entire Texas statute. (It's not nearly as long as HIPAA!) It’s notable for the way that it drastically expands the definition of Covered Entity.