HIPAA Associates is pleased to provide a full range of HIPAA Compliance services to help you achieve full HIPAA Compliance. We will help you meet the requirements of the HIPAA Rules.

“We are experts in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and have the credentials to prove it.”

The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires the following:
HIPAA Associates is here to provide:

Our HIPAA training is recognized as the  “Best HIPAA Team Training” program available for two years in a row.

Our consulting staff have years of experience and have been certified by HCCA and AHIMA. These are the nationally best recognized compliance organizations.

We will help you and your organization to understand the key question often asked, “What is HIPAA?” With our compliance training you will fully understand HIPAA Privacy and Security (HIPAA Regulations).

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Take a step forward to achieve compliance and purchase HIPAA training for yourself and your staff.

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.

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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HIPAA Compliance Plans

  1. Create Policies and Procedures

In a well-designed HIPAA program policies and procedures must be in place to ensure compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. We can help your organization with our compliance templates which are easy to use and activate.

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2. Designate a Privacy Officer

Designate a Privacy Officer who will oversee the implementation of the HIPAA Compliance Plan.  As part of our compliance template service we will assist in training and guiding your officer in this important endeavor.

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3. Implement a Training Program

Every regulated entity (covered entity or business associate) must train their staff in the HIPAA Privacy Rule and their HIPAA Compliance Plan.  Updates should be made available to staff when there are changes in the regulation.

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HIPAA Compliance Services

HIPAA Associates has the knowledge and experience to assist you with your needs through our Compliance Services. We will personally work to resolve your HIPAA concerns. We have assisted many organizations large and small who must comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.

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Our brochure will help you understand how to become HIPAA compliant.

HIPAA Associates offers full compliance services to meet the HIPAA requirements.

  • HIPAA policies and procedures
  • HIPAA training

All services are provided by credentialed, identified health care compliance professionals. We provide personal services to all our clients and are readily available for all concerns. HIPAA Associates can help make compliance easy.

HIPAA Compliance Certified

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 over twenty 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.

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

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.

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 mission of HIPAA Associates is to make HIPAA training and compliance painless and easy.

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What is HIPAA?

HIPAA or the The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was enacted in 1996 to improve the efficiency of the healthcare system, and includes administrative simplification provisions.  It is meant to protect individually identifiable health information.

HIPAA is comprised of several rules.

  1. The Privacy Rule

It sets standards for the protection of PHI by the three types of covered entities who conduct standard healthcare transactions (or bill) electronically. These are health care providers, health plans and health care clearinghouses.

  1. The Security Rule

This rule sets national standards for protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of electronic protected health information or EPHI. The enforcement rule provides standards for the enforcement of all the administrative simplification rules. This includes penalties that may be applied to covered entities for non-compliance with HIPAA.

  1. Omnibus HIPAA Rule

HHS enacted a final Omnibus rule that implements a number of provisions of the health information technology for economic and clinical Health Act or HITECH to the HIPAA privacy and security protections for PHI. The breach notification rule requires covered entities and their business associates to provide notification following a breach of an individual’s unsecured PHI.

4. HITECH – Breach Notification Rule

This rule requires covered entities and their business associates to provide breach notices.

HIPAA Privacy Rule

HIPAA Requires the Following

Safeguards:

The HIPAA Rule requires appropriate safeguards to protect the privacy of protected health information (PHI) and sets limits and conditions on the uses and disclosures of PHI that may be made of such information without an individual’s authorization.

Rights to PHI:

The Rule also gives individuals rights over their protected health information, including rights to examine and obtain a copy of their health records, to direct a covered entity to transmit to a third party an electronic copy of their protected health information in an electronic health record, and to request corrections.

Free HIPAA Training Resources

Use our Breach Report Toolkit to get started with your breach report.

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

Get started today on your HIPAA Compliance Plan by first reviewing our free compliance checklist.

This free Breach Report Toolkit will make it easier for your organization.

Go to our Resources Page for free HIPAA Training.

Get a Compliance Checklist for your compliance plan.

We can help you and your organization. Contact us today.

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 regulations. HIPAA Compliance deals with the efforts to follow the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The intent is to 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 to address the HIPAA Security Rule.
This combination will help protect you from HIPAA violations and problems with the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights  (OCR).
 

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.

 

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