Are you ready for HIPAA?

Have you or your organization prepared for HIPAA?  Have you offered HIPAA Compliance and Training  to your staff?  If you handle protected health information (PHI) or work for someone who does, you must be ready to work with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.  Have you created policies and procedures to protect PHI?  Have you had breaches that must be reported? HIPAA Compliance & Training will help you address the “HIPAA Rule.”  We are here to help you.  We are fully prepared to provide you with expert HIPAA Compliance Consulting to meet your needs.

Our healthcare experts have extensive HIPAA experience from their work in the healthcare industry.  They have the legal experience to know the law inside and out and have the practical experience to understand how it affects patients and healthcare professionals.  We are the HIPAA experts, healthcare professionals seek for their HIPAA plans, training and breach reporting. We can simplify your work with our online training program.

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The HIPAA Rule

Congress passed the the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system.  This law  included Administrative Simplification provisions that required HHS to adopt national standards for electronic health care transactions and code sets, unique health identifiers, and security.

When this took place, Congress recognized that advances in electronic technology could affect the privacy of health information. With this in mind, Congress incorporated into HIPAA provisions that mandated the adoption of Federal privacy protections for individually identifiable health information.

The first provision HHS published was a final Privacy Rule in December 2000, and was later modified in August 2002. The purpose of the Rule was to set national standards for the protection of individually identifiable health information among three types of covered entities: health plans, health care clearinghouses, and health care providers.  All three of these routinely conduct standard health care transactions electronically.  Compliance with the Privacy Rule was required as of April 14, 2003 (April 14, 2004, for small health plans).

HIPAA Privacy Rule

The Rule affects business associates and entities that perform certain functions on behalf of covered entities that involve protected health information. These organizations are expected to develop their HIPAA Privacy compliance plans and train their staff.

In February of 2003 HHS published a final Security Rule. This Rule sets national standards for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information. Compliance with the Security Rule was required as of April 20, 2005 (April 20, 2006 for small health plans).

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

HHS enacted a final Omnibus rule that implements a number of provisions of the HITECH Act to strengthen the privacy and security protections for health information established under HIPAA, finalizing the Breach Notification Rule.

HIPAA Associates Can Help

HIPAA Associates is dedicated to helping healthcare providers and organizations with all aspects of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. With our experience we can assist you with privacy compliance plans, breaches, gap analysis and training for your organization.  Our experts have addressed HIPAA since it was introduced and have the experience you need.

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Why Choose HIPAA Associates

We have the knowledge and experience to assist you with HIPAA since 2002. We will personally work with you on your HIPAA concerns. Mary Lopez has nineteen years’ experience providing HIPAA guidance and practical solutions. Al Lopez has 12 years of experience with consulting and HIPAA training. Our mission is to make HIPAA training and compliance painless and understandable.

HIPAA Associates uses its unique blend of knowledge and experience to provide accessible HIPAA training and consulting services to all who must comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. We are professionals with a background in nursing, medicine, and compliance. We are certified by the Health Care Compliance Association and The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the most recognized healthcare compliance associations in the country.

  • Pioneers in the Field of HIPAA – We have assisted in the creation of HIPAA programs since 2002.  We have over 18 years of practical experience with the management of programs and training of providers.  We helped create the first HIPAA program at a large multi-hospital institution and since then have helped manage programs for multiple physician organizations and other hospital systems.  Today we 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. We offer HIPAA Compliance Training, HIPAA for Health Information Management Training, HIPAA for IT professionals and HIPAA Compliance Training in Spanish. We have recently created a combined course for IT professionals who work as Business Associates.
  • Affordable – Our courses are affordable and come with personalized support. We make ourselves individually available to all organizations or individuals who elect to use our services.

The OCR and HIPAA Certification

We observe the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) guidance as it pertains to HIPAA Certification. We will provide a Certificate of Completion for those that complete a training course. It is important to note, the OCR does not endorse any private consultants’ or education providers claims and does not certify any persons or products as “HIPAA compliant.

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Our Promise to You.  We will assist your organization to follow the OCR requirements which expects that each member of the workforce will review and understand privacy policies; we will provide training through video presentations, or interactive software programs. We are prepared to assist you with these requirements through our programs and our personal service.

You Can Trust HIPAA Associates

You can trust HIPAA Associates with your program . We are healthcare professionals with the compliance experience to guide you and your team. Our team has the training, certification, and experience to help you navigate HIPAA. We can assist your organization with the creation of a compliance plan, training of your privacy officer and HIPAA Training for your staff.

HIPAA Resources

Our HIPAA Resources are available to all covered entities and business associates. Get valuable information about HIPAA Privacy and Security by following the link.

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HIPAA Training

Our HIPAA Courses

Compliance Training is perfect for all healthcare professionals who must have working knowledge of the HIPAA Privacy Rule and use protected health information. It will describe the HIPAA Regulations and explain why they are important.

Who Benefits

Doctors, nurses, clinics, hospital personnel, nursing homes, mental health professionals, pharmacies, hospice, durable medical equipment, volunteers, medical students

Compliance Training

Health Information Management is ideal for all personnel involved in the management and protection of digital and traditional medical information. It will give the individual a solid background of HIPAA as it affects HIM.

Medical record personnel, EMR personnel, medical record storage

Health Information Management

IT Security helps IT professionals to prepare them with working knowledge of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. This will give a good background to participate in the protection of electronic protected health information.

EMR personnel, IT professionals

IT Security

Business Associates is for companies and professionals who must work with protected health information on behalf of a covered entity. This is essential knowledge for business associates compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

Medical billing, collection agencies, attorneys, consultants, medical couriers, software companies, answering services

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Our HIPAA Training Programs

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HIPAA Training

Our HIPAA Training is essential for any individual seeking to work with employers or organizations that handle protected health information (PHI). This training program will certify you have completed the appropriate training as expected under HIPAA. The program is designed with multiple clinical scenarios that will prepare you for your work in health care. This program was created by our well-known HIPAA experts.

  • Courses available through our educational platform.
  • A HIPAA training certificate is issued upon completion of the program.
  • This certificate is valid for two years.

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Compliance Training

If you are a health care provider

Business Associates

If you work with protected health information on behalf of a covered entity

Health Information Management

If you work with medical records, release of information or manage patient records

Compliance Training Spanish

If your primary language is Spanish and you are a health care provider

IT Security

If you work with or manage electronic protected health information

Information Technology Business Associates

This course is made specifically for information technology professionals who act as business associates

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HIPAA Group Training

Our training programs for organizations have been used effectively to train small, medium and large health care organizations. Any company that handles protected health information must train all of their employees to comply with HIPAA regulations. Our programs are geared to address both HIPAA Privacy and Security provisions as required by law.

We offer you the following:

  • We provide a HIPAA training program for all of your employees using clinical and administrative scenarios that makes these concepts easy to understand.
  • We will assist you in implementing a process to continuously monitor the training of all of your staff. We provide regular updates through our HIPAA ABCs.
  • We will train your privacy or compliance officer to ensure they are familiar with all regulations to supervise HIPAA compliance at your institution.
  • HIPAA Compliance Plans
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State Laws

Covered entities and business associates must comply with the HIPAA Rules which are federal regulations.  HIPAA Associates has created courses to address the HIPAA Rules based on the function of healthcare providers.

Many states have privacy laws that affect patient privacy. Our courses do not cover each individual state, but you may consult with our professionals to review applicable laws from your state.

     HIPAA Compliance Consulting

HIPAA Associates have been in the business of HIPAA Compliance Consulting and Training since the Privacy Rule went into effect. We have assisted many large organizations in developing their HIPAA Privacy programs and have trained their employees.

HIPAA Breach Reporting

Get help from the experts in the field. We have assisted organizations with HIPAA Breach Reporting for over 18 years. We are familiar with the the requirements necessary to perform a full Breach Report. We offer you a free Breach Report Toolkit. We can help you and your organization. Contact us today.

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We can help you with HIPAA Compliance Consulting, Compliance Plans and Breaches.

Do you have a HIPAA compliance plan with policies and procedures? If you do, have you recently reviewed your compliance plans, policies and procedures? When engaged for HIPAA Compliance Consulting Services we will review and revise your plan to assure compliance with HIPAA Rules and best practices. If you don’t have a compliance plan we will draft a plan with policies and procedures that offers complete coverage of the privacy, security and HITECH requirements. Have your reported breaches? We can help you do it the right way, to protect your organization.

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