Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 is a United States legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. This federal law was signed by President Bill Clinton on Aug. 21, 1996.
Today, most of the healthcare organizations understand that the data they have is one of their most valuable assets and there is a larger need to protect and safeguard the data. Going by the current trends and increase in the number of cyber- attacks in recent years in the healthcare industry , HIPAA has gained prominence as there is a larger need to safeguard and protect a patient’s data aka PHI ( Protected Health Information). Health care organizations who comply with HIPAA need to have an ongoing HIPAA compliance program that includes policies, procedures, risk assessments, training , defined protocols which can be deployed in case of a breach. Failure to have an up-to-date, ongoing HIPAA Compliance program can put an organization at risk of costly fines and reputational damage. The market credibility is lost when an organization ends up with non-compliance to HIPAA regulations.
Keeping this in mind, we at Accorp Partners create customized solutions that ensure organizations involved in the US healthcare industry comply with all the applicable legal HIPAA requirements for seamless functioning without any compliance hurdles.
We conduct HIPAA Compliance Audits and assess your organization’s conformance to HIPAA security and data privacy requirements. Our HIPAA Compliance audits are designed to assess the applicable requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Privacy Rule and Breach Notification Rules to ensure regulatory compliance effectiveness. We conduct comprehensive evaluation of the administrative, physical, and technical safeguards of the HIPAA Security Rule that includes evaluation of the organization’s policies, procedures, and overall readiness to manage a breach of protected health information (PHI) in accordance with the notification requirements of the HITECH Act. Apart from this we also assess the areas where HIPAA Privacy Rule applies to the organization. The HIPAA Compliance report is issued under AT-C Section 315 as per the attestation standards established by the American institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The reports express an auditor’s independent opinion on organization’s compliance with the requirements of specified laws and regulations; in this case, the HIPAA security, Privacy and Breach notification related requirements. We perform each audit engagement using a proven phased approach to deliver the utmost value to each organization. Throughout all phases of the HIPAA audit, we will capture and share knowledge and best practices for use throughout the organization.
Satisfy HIPAA Training Requirements and Increase Workforce Privacy and Security Vigilance.
Remove HIPAA Security Compliance Barriers for Entry into The Healthcare Market
Understand and Improve your Compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation
Understand and Mitigate Threats and Risks to the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of PHI
We assess the key elements of the business and define the actionable scope as per your business requirement.
While doing a gap assessment, our approved and certified auditors will have a closer look at your organization business processes, various controls implemented,
Auditors conduct an internal audit determining the status of implemented HIPAA Controls implemented, that are in compliance with the regulation and organization policy procedure requirements
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Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance to help the public understand when the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule applies to disclosures and requests for information about whether a person has received a COVID-19 vaccine.
The guidance reminds the public that the HIPAA Privacy Rule does not apply to employers or employment records. This is because the HIPAA Privacy Rule only applies to HIPAA covered entities (health plans, health care clearinghouses, and health care providers that conduct standard electronic transactions), and, in some cases, to their business associates.
Peachstate Health Management, LLC, doing business as AEON Clinical Laboratories (Peachstate), has agreed to pay $25,000 to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and to implement a corrective action plan to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule. Peachstate is based in Georgia and is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). Peachstate provides diagnostic and laboratory-developed tests, including clinical and genetic testing services.
It is now exactly 25 years to the day since the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was signed into law by President Clinton. On August 21, 1996, when President Clinton added his signature to the legislation, few people would have realized how HIPAA would evolve and grow into the comprehensive national health privacy law that it is today.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed modifying patient privacy rules to remove barriers to coordinated care. The AMA says the proposal is “well-intentioned” but ill-timed and incomplete, having the potential to whittle away protections designed to secure private health information.
A HIPAA compliance certificate shows that you have completed all the necessary requirements your individual HIPAA consultant requires. Although this document doesn’t disqualify you for random HHS audits, it does show your willingness to make demonstrable progress towards HIPAA compliance.
The Security Standards for the Protection of Electronic Protected Health Information, commonly known as the HIPAA Security Rule, establishes national standards for securing patient data that is stored or transferred electronically. It draws from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework.
The Security Standards for the Protection of Electronic Protected Health Information, commonly known as the HIPAA Security Rule, establishes national standards for securing patient data that is stored or transferred electronically. It draws from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework:
Using the answers to these questions, organizations can decide what measures they need to take to maintain or develop a HIPAA-compliant security management process, for example:
In terms of HIPAA compliance, the HITECH Act is important because it addresses loopholes in the original legislation and gives the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) more powers to enforce HIPAA. It also introduces accountability for Business Associates and vendors of personal health devices, who – in addition to HHS sanctions – can now be subject to civil and criminal penalties for data breaches.
The three most significant ways in which the HITECH Act affects HIPAA are the introduction of the Breach Notification Rule, the inclusion of Business Associates among who can be held accountable for data breaches, and the powers given to HHS to facilitate enforcement action. It is important to note that, although HITECH mostly focuses on information technology, HHS can still take enforcement action against a Covered Entity or Business Associate when a breach unrelated to technology occurs.
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After searching the internet for a Hipaa Consultant, I chose Accorp's package. Team of CPAs assisted me with any areas of difficulty I had so I could set everything up as quickly as possible. I would highly recommend Accorp especially to someone going for a first time compliance
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