“Covered Entities” are required to comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Covered entities are healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses, which must ensure they are fully compliant with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules.
There is a common misconception that HIPAA only applies to these entities, when compliance is mandatory for virtually all companies and individuals who work in healthcare in any capacity. There have been many fines imposed on organizations and companies that did not believe compliance was necessary or failed to fully grasp what compliance entailed.
Any company or individual that either handles protected health information (PHI) or otherwise comes into contact with PHI is required to comply with the HIPAA Rules, even if they do not fall under the classification of covered entity. That includes any business that provides goods or services to covered entities that requires contact with PHI.
To clear up confusion about whether compliance with the HIPAA Rules is required, Compliancy Group will be hosting a webinar on August 19, 2021 and will explain to whom the HIPAA Rules apply.
If you are in any doubt about whether you or your company need to be compliant with the HIPAA Rules, be sure to attend the upcoming webinar.
Follow the link below to sign up from the webinar to discover if you are currently at risk of a financial penalty for noncompliance and, if so, what you need to do to become HIPAA compliant.
Do I Need to be HIPAA Compliant?
Thursday, August 19, 2021
2:00 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
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