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Countdown to Compliance

by Rebecca Morehead, 9.8.13 The January 17, 2013 release of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule ushered in several important changes to the privacy and security requirements and gave medical practices until September 23, 2013 to meet those requirements. Today, I’d like to focus on the requirement for covered entities...

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Are You Ready for the 9/23/13 HIPAA Omnibus Deadline!?

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 9.8.13 We’ve been talking about it for a while: the 563 page HIPAA Omnibus revision that went into effect on January 17, 2013 and that you must be compliant with by September 23, 2013.  To recap the highlights what this means for your mental & behavioral health care practice: Update...

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New Required HIPAA Omnibus Revisions for NPPs

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 6.24.13 In a previous post, we touched on how the HIPAA Omnibus Rule requires businesses to revise their notices of privacy practices (NPPs) by the September 23, 2013 compliance date: covered entities will most likely need to create and distribute a revised notice of privacy practices...

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The HIPAA Omnibus Has Teeth

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 3.28.13 There’s been a lot of talk about the new Omnibus rule: a 563 page amendment to HIPAA released in January that went into effect on March 26, 2013.  Covered entities (CEs) and business associates must comply with its regulations by September 23, 2013, which means that...

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What is PII (covered by HIPAA) and what is not?

One of the most important determining factors in HIPAA compliance is the nature of the information being transmitted: if it’s not sensitive PII (personally identifiable information), it can be securely transmitted electronically. What is PII and what’s not? What’s sensitive PII and what’s not? (Click...

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HIPAA Compliance Checklist

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 6.6.13 Using an EMR (electronic medical records) program can help your organization maintain HIPAA compliance: for example, PIMSY EMR has an automatic log-off feature that can be set to your specifications.  PIMSY also offers security profiles so you can control exactly what...

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HIPAA Omnibus Ruling

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 6.6.13 On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released its comprehensive (563 page) “Omnibus Rule”, amending the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Enforcement Rules.  The Omnibus Rule is effective...

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