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HIPAA Ransomware

Ransomware, Cyber-Security, and HIPAA Compliance Threats to sensitive health care data are growing. With ransomware and data breaches making headlines week after week, health care professionals are at particular risk of being targeted for cyber-crimes. Health care data comprised of …


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HIPAA Risk Assessment Template

HIPAA Risk Assessment Template When it comes to performing your HIPAA Risk Assessment, federal HIPAA guidelines can be confusing. With a HIPAA Risk Assessment template outlining the process your practice should follow, you can mitigate your chances of leaving something …


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HIPAA Minimum Necessary Rule

Compliance with the HIPAA Minimum Necessary Rule Health care professionals of all kind should be aware of their responsibilities in regards to the HIPAA Minimum Necessary Rule in order to protect sensitive patient data. HIPAA regulation is composed of national …


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HIPAA Compliant Vendor?

Does Working with a HIPAA Compliant Vendor Make You HIPAA Compliant? In a word, “no.” Unfortunately, you may be working with a HIPAA compliant vendor, such as a texting service, email provider, video platform or even EHR platforms, but that’s …


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HIPAA Marketing

HIPAA Marketing Tips for Behavioral Health Professionals When it comes to HIPAA, marketing your behavioral health practice can be tricky. HIPAA marketing standards specifically dictate the kind of information that can and can’t be used in marketing efforts of all …


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HIPAA Password Requirements

HIPAA Password Requirements For behavioral health professionals, HIPAA password requirements are an important part of keeping your sensitive health data safe and avoiding HIPAA fines. But what does HIPAA regulation have to say about implementing secure passwords? HIPAA regulation is …


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HIPAA Single Fine

FileFax Document Disposal Service Gets HIPAA Fine of $100,000 The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a new HIPAA fine for $100,000, stressing the importance of proper document disposal. Filefax Inc. was a …


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HIPAA Fine

$3.5 Million HIPAA Fine for Risk Management Failures The most recent large-scale HIPAA fine is a cautionary tale for health care professionals of all varieties about the dangers of improper risk management. On February 1, 2018 the Department of Health …


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HIPAA Breach Reporting

HIPAA Breach Reporting Deadline Approaching! The annual HIPAA Breach Reporting Deadline is fast approaching, and behavioral health professionals need to take note! The HIPAA breach reporting deadline this year is March 1st. But what is considered a breach under HIPAA …