TeleMental Health Blog

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The Importance of Hiring HIPAA Compliant Vendors

For behavioral health professionals, finding HIPAA compliant vendors is an important step toward protecting patient privacy and data security. Any vendors with whom you share protected health information (PHI)–such as patients’ medical data, dates of birth, names, addresses, social security …

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HIPAA Security

Easy Steps for HIPAA Security Understanding HIPAA security standards is essential to maintaining compliance in your practice. HIPAA regulation mandates that covered entities, such as physicians, insurance companies, and health care clearinghouses, implement a compliance program that addresses these security …

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How to Prepare for a HIPAA Onsite Audit

How to Prepare for a HIPAA Onsite Audit When the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) investigates a potential HIPAA violation, auditors will usually instigate a HIPAA onsite audit. HIPAA onsite audits are an …