HIPAA violations & enforcement

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HIPAA commonly known as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was brought by Congress in 1996 and this act was signed by President Bill Clinton. This law came into existence to provide privacy, security, and confidentiality to individual’s health care data, medical records and other health information provided to health plans, doctors, hospitals and other ….  Read More

HIPAA Regulations

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Any organization, agencies or health care provider that stores, processes or transmits medical records, medical claims, remittances, or certifications electronically have to comply with HIPAA regulations.  Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act states that the information and health care data of any individual must be safeguarded and protected by covered entities and individual should be ….  Read More

Who Enforces HIPAA?

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What is HIPAA? HIPAA commonly known as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was brought by Congress in 1996 and this act was signed by President Bill Clinton. When this act was introduced it put several codes and guidelines on healthcare providers, health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, and business associates of HIPAA-covered entities in order to ….  Read More

What Does PHI Stand For?

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PHI stands for protected health information. This is any information in a medical record that can be used to identify an individual. PHI even includes the talks between doctors and nurses about treatment. Information like billing and individual’s identifiable information in health agency records also comes in PHI. HIPAA-covered entities are mostly healthcare providers, health ….  Read More

HIPAA importance tips

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Since HIPPA was first introduced in 1996 by Congress in U.S, many health care organizations have struggled to become compliant with its privacy rules. With the introduction of rules like Security rule and privacy rule in HIPAA organizations handling electronic protected health information (ePHI) needs to take many measures to ensure that individual’s data and ….  Read More