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What is HIPAA?

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.

HIPAA Audits:

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.

HIPAA Security

Understand and Improve Your Compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule

HIPAA Training

Satisfy HIPAA Training Requirements and Increase Workforce Privacy and Security Vigilance.

HIPAA for Digital Health Startups

Remove HIPAA Security Compliance Barriers for Entry into The Healthcare Market

HIPAA Privacy

Understand and Improve Your Compliance with The HIPAA Privacy Rule

HIPAA Gap Remediation Workshops

Address Your HIPAA Compliance Gaps

GDPR

Understand and Improve your Compliance with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation

HIPAA Risk Analysis

Understand and Mitigate Threats and Risks to the Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability of PHI

Disaster Recovery Plan Development

Document Your Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans

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HIPAA Scope Review and Finalisation

We assess the key elements of the business and define the actionable scope as per your business requirement.

Gap Assessment

While doing a gap assessment, our approved and certified auditors will have a closer look at your organization business processes, various controls implemented,

HIPAA Audit

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

Stage 1. Initiation

At the first stage, we get acquainted with your product and your business specifics to start performing a high-level risk analysis. This stage includes:

  • Conducting the kick-off meeting
  • Presenting preliminary risk findings
  • Defining policies and procedures
  • Conducting a holistic security review

Stage 2. Estimation and Assessment planning

Next, we estimate the effort, time, and number of specialists needed for its implementation and create a step-by-step assessment plan . This stage involves:

  • Creating the team set and schedule baseline
  • Developing a security risk assessment plan
  • Estimating the service cost
  • Designing assessments and tests

Stage 3. Security assessment and analysis

Based on possible risks, our specialists conduct a series of tests to find security gaps and give you advice on how to deal with them. At this stage, we:

  • Manually test the system’s security and vulnerability
  • Analyze security risks
  • Develop a security and vulnerability management plan
  • Create technical recommendations
  • Conduct automated testing of the system’s security and vulnerability

Stage 4. Recommendations

At the final stage, we provide you with the assessment results and recommendations on achieving and maintaining HIPAA compliance. At this stage, we:

  • Deliver a security risk assessment presentation
  • Provide HIPAA guidelines and useful materials
  • Come up with security recommendations
  • Create a security risks analysis report
  • Onboard your team into the assessment deliverables and results
  • Provide HIPAA guidelines and useful materials
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Why work with Accorp?

  1. Audit certificate and report released for maximum market branding and acceptability of your organization.
  2. Vendor-neutral Consultancy & Advisory Service Company.
  3. Strict no Outsourcing Policy.
  4. Provide secure Cloud-based portal with two-factor authentication for reporting and progress tracking.
  5. Specialize in Risk Management, Compliance Solutions, and Consultancy Services.
  6. Focus on Cyber Resilience, Data Protection, and Cybersecurity Solutions.
  7. Pragmatic Approach towards achieving Compliance.
  8. More than a decade of industry experience and expertise.

HIPAA News and Updates

  • OCR Issues Guidance on HIPAA, COVID-19 Vaccinations, and the Workplace

    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.

  • Clinical Laboratory Pays $25,000 to Settle Potential HIPAA Security Rule Violations

    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.

  • The Future of HIPAA: Reflections at the 25th Anniversary of HIPAA

    August 31, 2021

    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.

  • Unintended Consequences Seen in Proposed HIPAA Privacy Rule Revision

    July 20, 2021

    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.

FAQ Related to Audit

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:

  1. 1. Can the sources of ePHI and PHI within the organization -- including all PHI created, received, maintained or transmitted -- be identified?
  2. 2. What are the external sources of PHI?
  3. 3. What are the human, natural and environmental threats to information systems that contain ePHI and PHI?

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:

  1. • design a personnel screening process
  2. • identify which data to back up;
  3. • determine how and where to back up data;
  4. • determine how and where encryption should be used;
  5. • determine what data should be authenticated for data integrity; and
  6. • Implement access control for physical workstations and electronic media, as well as data.

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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