The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires the following:
HIPAA Associates is here to provide:
  • Experienced HIPAA Compliance Consulting for your Compliance Plan.
  • Easy to understand HIPAA online training.
Our consulting staff have years of experience. They are certified by HCCA and AHIMA. These are the best recognized compliance organizations.

Our HIPAA training is the “Best HIPAA Team Training” program available.

We will help you and your organization to understand the key question, “What is HIPAA?” It will help you understand HIPAA Privacy and Security (HIPAA Regulations).

HIPAA Associates have been in the business of compliance Consulting since the Privacy Rule went into effect. To assist you with HIPAA we are prepared to help you create your compliance plans and your HIPAA Policies & Procedures. In addition we can help train your entire staff. Our compliance services have assisted many large organizations with HIPAA and are prepared to help your organization.

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Learn how you can train your entire staff and stay HIPAA compliant. We are recognized as best in “Team Training” two years in a row.

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Our courses are created for busy practices that want  to follow the HIPAA Privacy Rule.  Learn how they will help your practice.

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Policies and Procedures

In a well-designed HIPAA program policies and procedures must be in place to ensure compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

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HIPAA Gap Analysis

Find out if your organization is in compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule and how to be fully compliant.

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Were you involved in a breach of protected PHI?  Are you aware of the steps necessary to report a breach?
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HIPAA Compliance Assistance

Do you have a HIPAA plan with policies and procedures?

If you do, have you recently reviewed the compliance plan, policies and procedures? When you engage HIPAA Associates for compliance services we will review your plan. We will assure compliance with HIPAA Rules and best practices.

If you don’t have a compliance plan, we will draft a new plan. This will contain policies and procedures that offers complete coverage. It will cover the privacy, security and HITECH requirements.

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HIPAA Compliance Certified

Our healthcare professionals are certified by two of the best recognized associations in healthcare compliance.

Our professionals are certified by the Health Care Compliance Association and the American Health Information Management Association. The staff of HIPAA Associates has extensive HIPAA experience on the HIPAA requirements from their work in the healthcare industry. They have the required legal experience to know the intricacies of compliance. They have the practical experience to understand how it affects patients and healthcare professionals.

We are the HIPAA experts, healthcare professionals seek for their compliance plans, training and breach reporting. HIPAA Associates can simplify your work with our HIPAA consulting services. We will help jump start your compliance program.

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Pioneers in the Field of HIPAA

HIPAA Associates have assisted in the creation of HIPAA programs since 2002.
Mary Lopez has nineteen years’ of HIPAA consulting services experience. She provides HIPAA guidance and practical solutions.
Al Lopez has 12 years of experience with HIPAA compliance consulting and training.
They helped create the first HIPAA program at a large multi-hospital institution. Since then have helped manage programs for many physician organizations. Today they provide services to hospitals, clinics, providers, and public health departments.

Training from the Best

Our training has been successfully used in many settings and is easy to follow and understand. We have created our courses to benefit all staff in your organization. Our programs cover all personnel in your organization based on their role in the entity.

Affordable

Our HIPAA training videos are affordable and come with personalized support. We make ourselves individually available to all organizations or individuals who elect to use our services.

HIPAA Associates uses its unique blend of knowledge and experience

They provide accessible HIPAA training and consulting services to all who must comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Our mission is to make HIPAA training and compliance painless and understandable.

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What is HIPAA?

HIPAA was enacted to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system.  This included Administrative Simplification provisions that required HHS to adopt national standards.  These are for electronic health care transactions and code sets, unique health identifiers, and security.

Congress incorporated into HIPAA provisions that mandated the adoption of Federal privacy protections for individually identifiable health information.

Privacy Rule – This Rule set national standards for the protection of patient health information. It addressed the three types of covered entities who conduct the standard health care transactions electronically.

  • health plans,
  • health care clearinghouses
  • health care providers

Security Rule – This Rule sets national standards for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information.

The Enforcement Rule provides standards for the enforcement of all the Administrative Simplification Rules.

Final Omnibus rule implements a number of provisions of the HITECH Act.  These strengthen the privacy and security protections for health information established under HIPAA. This helped to finalize the Breach Notification Rule.

How HIPAA works

The Rule requires appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of protected health information. It limits the uses and disclosures without an individual’s authorization.

The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) handles the Privacy Rule. It also has required healthcare organizations to follow the HIPAA Security rule.

This rule has set security standards to protect healthcare data. By using appropriate security measures it protects electronic protected health information. This will help to prevent data breaches.

The Privacy Rule requires that protected health information not be  altered and destroyed.

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Get help from the experts in the field. Use our Breach Report Toolkit to get started with our breach report. Call us for additional help.

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We offer you a free Breach Report Toolkit to get started.

For additional information and free HIPAA training feel free to visit our HIPAA resources section.

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HIPAA Compliance Defined

Regulatory compliance means conforming to a rule, such as a policy, standard or law. Compliance in health care refers to the steps taken to abide by the laws and regulation. HIPAA Compliance deals with the efforts to follow the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The intent is safeguard protected health information.
 
To achieve compliance an organization must create a functional compliance plan. This should include policies and procedures.
There must also be completion of HIPAA training with annual updates. Finally there must be a Security Risk Analysis.
 

Learn more about HIPAA and the rules at our HIPAA Resources page. This is available to all covered entities and business associates, free of charge. We cover all the important topics you need to know.

Through our HIPAA ABCs newsletters we provide additional free online HIPAA training to our colleagues. These newsletters will keep you informed of any new ideas or regulations related to the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

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