Privacy Rule

The HIPAA Privacy-Security Rule is the key feature of HIPAA and must be followed by all covered entities and business associates. All covered entity organizations that handle protected health information (PHI) must follow the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Under HIPAA, PHI is individually identifiable health information that is used, maintained, stored or transmitted by a HIPAA covered entity. It is the responsibility of these organizations to safeguard all protected health information and demonstrate this through carefully crafted HIPAA Policies. The covered entity could be a healthcare provider, health plan, health insurer or healthcare clearinghouse. No matter what your circumstances HIPAA Associates is here to assist with your HIPAA Policies & Procedures.

What is HIPAA Certification?

By |2024-06-04T10:25:02-04:00March 10, 2022|HIPAA Training, Privacy Rule|

HIPAA Certification is a term commonly used by many vendors today which erroneously claim the ability to certify organizations on the HIPAA Privacy Rule and make them HIPAA Compliant. In most situations this is a term used for marketing purposes and has little meaning in terms of HIPAA compliance. This is [...]

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What is the HIPAA Law?

By |2024-05-18T07:23:03-04:00September 15, 2021|Privacy Rule|

To fully understand "What HIPAA Stands For" and "What is the HIPAA Law" it is important to know some of the history behind the rule. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued the Privacy Rule to implement the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 also [...]

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By |2022-05-30T15:52:03-04:00April 6, 2021|Privacy Rule, Special Topics in HIPAA|

Guidance from OCR: COVID and HIPAA The HIPAA Privacy Rule requirements have been a challenge to healthcare providers due to the unusual circumstances caused while treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has monitored the situation and taken steps to [...]

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Access to Protected Health Information

By |2024-04-11T12:24:26-04:00June 7, 2018|Disclosures of Protected Health Information, Privacy Rule|

One of the key elements of HIPAA has been to provide individuals with a right to access of Protected Health Information. This allows them to be in more control of decisions regarding their health and well-being. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), was created to protect [...]

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