HIPAA Security

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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Why Dentists Should Be Concerned about HIPAA Laws and the Security of Their Patient Records

Back in 1996, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) became federal law. The United States government acknowledged the need for people and businesses in healthcare fields to better protect patients’ healthcare records because they are sensitive documents and every patient has a right to privacy and security. The Healthcare community, health insurance plans and …

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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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What’s The Difference Between A Covered Entity & Business Associate?

Knowing the distinction between a covered entity and a business associate is essential because the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule is administered differently between the two. If you understand the difference, then you understand who has access to your medical data and what authority they possess to do with that medical information. …

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