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HIPAA Tips

HIPAA Tips Every Behavioral Health Professional Should Know HIPAA compliance can be a complex web of interlocking regulatory requirements. Behavioral health professionals in particular need to be wary of HIPAA violations and data breaches just because of the sensitive nature …


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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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Cybersecurity and HIPAA Compliance

Cybersecurity and HIPAA Compliance Go Hand in Hand: Here’s Why HIPAA compliance (adherence with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) entails meeting a broad set of guidelines, including ones related to being able to transfer healthcare coverage …


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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 …