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HIPAA Retention

What are the HIPAA Retention Requirements? Understanding your HIPAA retention requirements is an essential part of running your telebehavioral health practice in today’s day and age. With EHR systems and the increasingly digital nature of health care, questions about what …


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Telehealth HIPAA

Telehealth HIPAA Telehealth providers are at the cutting edge of new opportunities for bettering quality of care. However, because of innovations in technology that have allowed for telehealth and telebehavioral health providers to assume new niches in the industry, Telehealth …


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HIPAA ePHI

Understanding HIPAA ePHI   HIPAA regulation identifies a national set of standards meant to protect the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). When that PHI is maintained in an electronic or digital format, that’s called electronic protected health …


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HIPAA Business Associates

How to Work With HIPAA Business Associates Without Breaking the Law HIPAA business associates are an important part of running any behavioral health practice. These vendors and service providers help keep your business running so you can better serve your …


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HIPAA Patient Authorizations

HIPAA patient authorizations are an important part of running your behavioral health practice. HIPAA regulation sets specific standards for the use and disclosure of patients’ sensitive health care information, all of which stem from receiving the proper authorizations directly from …


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New York HIPAA Fine

$200K New York HIPAA Fine Issued by Attorney General   A $200,000 fine has been issued for an alleged New York HIPAA violation perpetrated by a Buffalo-based behavioral health and social services nonprofit, Arc of Erie County. This is one …


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HIPAA Quiz

Would Your Organization Pass a HIPAA Quiz?   When it comes to assessing your HIPAA compliance, tools exist to help you find out where your behavioral health practice stands. HHS has a free risk assessment toolkit that you can use, …


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HIPAA Risk Assessment

Understanding Your HIPAA Risk Assessment Requirements Health care professionals of every size and scope need to complete a HIPAA risk assessment. HIPAA risk assessments are one of the foundational steps you can take to address HIPAA security requirements within your …


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HIPAA Fine

Average HIPAA Fine Reaches $1.5 Million HIPAA fines have changed significantly since HIPAA enforcement first began. Regardless of the type of violation or the scope of the data breach involved, the consequences of a HIPAA fine can have long-lasting impacts. …