What is the 21st Century Cures Act? The 21st Century Cures Act, going into effect on April 5, 2021, gives patients more control over their electronic health information and aims to prevent information blocking. More details are discussed below. What is Information Blocking? Information blocking refers to the interference of access, exchange, or use of… Read More »
MSP HIPAA Compliance The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) enacted in 1996 created industry standards for the use and disclosure of protected health information (PHI). PHI is any individually identifying health information including patient names, IP addresses, device identifiers or serial numbers, and biometric identifiers, to name a few. The HIPAA law applies… Read More »
Knowing who is a Business Associate can be difficult and confusing for Covered Entities. Through our surveys of the market BlogHIPAA has identified that most Covered Entities need help identifying their Business Associates, and do not understand how to confidently audit and determine if they are in compliance with HIPAA. We believe this webinar will… Read More »
Starting in November, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is slated to begin HIPAA compliance desk audits for business associates. This is just the beginning of OCR’s ongoing push for a permanent HIPAA audit program, which will kick into higher gear come 2017. OCR first began its Phase… Read More »
OCR outlined the specifics of their new Phase 2 HIPAA Audits back in Marc, stating that: “The Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Program reviews the policies and procedures adopted and employed by covered entities and business associates to meet selected standards and implementation specifications of the Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.” Compliancy Group is the… Read More »
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Webinar: Compliance as a Service new revenue streams for MSPs and Business Associates When: Thursday, September 24 at 2PM EST If you are an MSP or business associate working with healthcare providers – this webinar is for you! A panel of industry experts will discuss key tools to expand your portfolio to include ‘Compliance as… Read More »
The health care industry has seen big changes over the past couple of decades due to the enactment of HIPAA in 1996. These changes have not only raised the bar on how best to safeguard PHI, but it has also provided lots of business opportunities for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). Organizations that deal with PHI… Read More »