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.
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 [...]