Health and Human Services defines a Business Associate as, “any entity or person that is not directly employed by a provider, but who works with and on behalf of the provider and has access of the PHI of the provider’s patients.” Examples of Business Associates include: Accountants Attorneys Billing companies Coders Collection companies and their …
HIPAA Training is an important step in being HIPAA compliant.
A quick review of the HHS Breaches Over 500 list paints a pretty grim picture of the number of breaches affecting 500 or more individuals. Breaches have been steadily increasing and the culprit is clear: Hacking/IT incidents, namely email phishing attacks. Fraudsters and criminals are exploiting vast databases of compromised user credentials to make payroll.
First, do your HIPAA Security Risk Analysis immediately to reduce chances of a breach while maintaining compliance with all Federal reimbursement programs. With just mere days left before the March 31st MIPS submission deadline, if you have not already pulled together the necessary documentation for the previous calendar year, it is the time to do …
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