EHR and practice management for mental / behavioral health

HIPAA Misinformation

by Donna Koger, 2.11.17 The Plain HIPAA Facts How do you know what is true and what is false in the HIPAA world? Many people have been confused about HIPAA information that could interfere with their total compliance. Here are five samples of compliance misinformation: 1. Over & Out Compliance...

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MACRA Quality Payment Program Finalized

The MACRA Quality Payment Program – aka QPP – is part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which was passed in 2015. As the name suggests, MACRA applies only to Medicare. The goal is to ultimately change Medicare payments from quantity to quality based. It also...

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Disaster Recovery Plan: Are You Prepared?

Considering the increase in extreme weather events over the past decade – and continued natural disaster increases projected for the future – what’s your data backup plan? The HIPAA Security Rule requires all Covered Entities (CEs) to draft a disaster recovery plan, by service definition,...

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MACRA, MIPS, QPP, APMs – huh?!

MACRA, MIPS, PQRS, MDP, ADMs, QPP, APMs… what!? How do you make sense of the variety of acronyms currently being used for the clinician incentive program? Let us help you break it down: MACRA In 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was passed. The goal is to ultimately...

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HIPAA Privacy Statements: Are You Compliant?

by Donna Koger, 6.13.16 Most of you are probably aware that HIPAA requires your health organization provide a Privacy Statement or Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) to all your patients. However, many of you are probably using an outdated version of this document that doesn’t measure up to the most...

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HIPAA Compliance in a Nutshell

It’s that time of year: flowers blooming, birds chirping, weather warming – and HIPAA audits increasing. Word on the street is that HIPAA audits are increasing early this year.  Thankfully, we’ve got you covered: our HIPAA Compliance Officer, Donna Koger, has put together a clear...

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Top 10 Myths of HIPAA Security Risk Analysis

As with any new program or regulation, there may be misinformation making the rounds about Security Risk Analysis (SRA). The following is a top 10 list distinguishing fact from fiction. 1. The security risk analysis is optional for small providers False. All providers who are “covered entities” (CEs)...

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Why Am I a HIPAA Target?

by Scott Koger, 2.24.16 Did you know health data is the number one type of data sought by hackers? One reason it is so popular is because health information is usually much more detailed personal information than say, credit card data. There is a lot of PHI that goes beyond name, address and phone...

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Woot Woot! PIMSY Team Earns 2016 HIPAA Certification

As you can tell from our blog, we take HIPAA very seriously and make every effort possible to keep our clients educated and empowered to meet compliance. We also give away complimentary content on our website, in an effort to elevate and empower the mental & behavioral health industry as a whole. Two...

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How Can PIMSY Help Keep You HIPAA Compliant?

It goes without saying that HIPAA compliance is of the utmost important to mental & behavioral health care agencies. While most EHR software helps increase data protection, how specifically can PIMSY help you keep HIPAA compliant? Keeping your data safe & secure is one of PIMSY’S foremost...

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