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HIPAA Security for Meaningful Use : Myths and Facts

After you spend enough time in one position, role or subject, it is human nature to assume for a fleeting moment others know what you are “geeking” about.  This is particularly true when it comes to Meaningful Use and to “Protect electronic health information created or maintained by the certified EHR technology (CEHRT) through the …

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Think PCI Can Replace HIPAA? 6 Points That Will Change Your Mind

Outline: Health records are to be secured, exchanged and portable ,while credit card numbers are to be secured. Covered entities and their business associates (receiving any government reimbursements for healthcare treatment, payment or operations) are required to comply with HIPAA. Unlike finite PCI requirements, HIPAA encompasses security, privacy and rights, safety, quality improvement and eliminating …

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Data Security Audits Required For Covered Entities Involved With Medicaid Reimbursements

UPDATED 3/9/2015 For those who are unaware, as of October 2013, the state of Arizona has joined forces with the federal Medicaid funding program to manage distribution of reimbursements. The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is the name of the Medicaid program in the state of Arizona. As with all Medicaid programs, this is …

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Weren’t Business Associates Already Subject to HIPAA Before September 2013?

Before September 23rd, 2013, business associates were subject to upholding the provisions in the contracts by which they were governed. That meant that the contracts controlled the type, amount, and use of protected information a business associate was able to handle. Now through the new HIPAA policy changes, covered entities no longer determine the liability …

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