HIPAA Compliance & Your Organization

HIPAA Training and Compliance is one of the most important topics your organization must address to conform with HIPAA compliance as it pertains to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. If you handle protected health information (PHI) you must develop and maintain a HIPAA Compliance Plan which consists of HIPAA policies and procedures and HIPAA compliance training. HIPAA Associates provides you with experienced HIPAA Compliance Consulting and HIPAA online training. Our consulting staff have years of experience with large and small organizations. Our HIPAA training has been recognized as the “Best HIPAA Team Training” program available.

HIPAA Compliance Experience

Our healthcare experts have extensive HIPAA experience on the HIPAA requirements from their work in the healthcare industry. They have the legal experience to know the intricacies of HIPAA Compliance 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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Do You Need to Comply with HIPAA?

If you work with or have access to protected health information, you need to comply with HIPAA and you should obtain the appropriate training on the HIPAA Rule.

The entities that must train:

  • Healthcare Providers
  • Employer Group Health Plans
  • Health Insurance Companies
  • Healthcare Clearing Houses
  • Business Associates (work with the above)
  • Healthcare Providers
    • Hospitals
    • Medical offices
    • Durable medical equipment providers
    • Dental offices
    • Nursing homes
    • Urgent care centers
    • Pharmacists
    • Mental and behavioral health professionals
    • Medical students

HIPAA Training Courses

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

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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 Training

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 Training

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

Business Associates Training

Created for Healthcare Professionals

Created by a nationally recognized expert

Our staff – Certified in Privacy and Compliance

HIPAA certificate available on completing course

Clinical scenarios

Available to finish for 90 days

Guaranteed certificate (unlimited retakes)

Spanish version available

Certificate available in 1.5 hrs.

Take from the comfort of your home – at your pace

Courses begin at $29.50

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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 HIPAA training course 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 HIPAA compliance training program was created by our well-known HIPAA professionals.

  • 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 – doctor, nurse, physical therapist or pharmacist.

Business Associates

Professionals who work with protected health information on behalf of a covered entity

Health Information Management

For professionals who work with medical records, release of information or manage patient records

Compliance Training Spanish

Health care providers whose primary language is Spanish 

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

Train Your Team

HIPAA Group Training

HIPAA Associates has been recognized as best in “Team Training” for two years. 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:

  • Provide a HIPAA training program for all of your employees using clinical and administrative scenarios that makes these concepts easy to understand.
  • Assist you in implementing a process to continuously monitor the training of all of your staff. We provide regular updates through our HIPAA ABCs.
  • 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 Training Courses

HIPAA Training Courses

HIPAA Associates trains healthcare providers and organizations in all aspects of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. We provide a variety training programs to fill the needs of your organization. We have trained healthcare organizations and professionals since 2002.  Learn more about our available training courses.

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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.

Office for Civil Rights

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; HIPAA Associates 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.

     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. Our experts are familiar with the the requirements necessary to perform a full Breach Report. HIPAA Associates offers 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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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.

Our Qualifications

  • 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 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.

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.

Privacy Rule

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).

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.

HIPAA Privacy Rule

Security Rule

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

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