Category Archives: HIPAA for Eye Care Providers

What message does a $4.5 million fine and prison time send about HITECH and Meaningful Use?

Recently, the former CFO of the Shelby Regional Medical Center, Joe White, has been sentenced to 23 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $4.5 million in restitution. White oversaw the hospital’s implementation of electronic health records (EHR) and was responsible for Meaningful Use attestation to obtain incentive payments. He pleaded guilty to making… Read More »

HIPAA Police –Are They Coming For You?

As reported by Health and Human Services (HHS) HIPAA fines and audits are significantly on the rise. 5% of practices are being audited against the HITECH Act and Omnibus Rule. Are you compliant? “How do all these regulations affect me as a Healthcare Covered Entity or Business Associate?” To answer that question, let’s first look… Read More »

Risk Assessment for HIPAA Breach: The Elephant in the Room

Performing HIPAA risk assessments is among the list of priorities of practitioners, as it’s necessary to keep their practices and patients protected. However, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Security of patient data is an important part of government regulations that effect physicians’ business and safety of patients’ health data. What physicians forget most… Read More »

FREE HIPAA Education for Eye Care Professionals

Compliancy Group and Optometric Medical Solutions are offering a free HIPAA EYE CARE Education Series The Compliancy Group and Optometric Medical Solutions have partnered to bring a greater understanding and awareness of HIPAA regulations that affect the optometric community through a series of free webinars designed to assist Optometrists in becoming HIPAA compliant as regulations evolve… Read More »