HIPAA Compliance Officer Responsibilities

Most practices cannot afford to hire a HIPAA Compliance Officer. So, practice owners often assign their Office Manager or their Practice Administrator for the HIPAA Compliance Officer Responsibilities. These responsibilities are so much more than just a title. Compliance Officers responsibilities include creating, implementing, maintaining, and ... Read More »

1st Oct 2023
Patient Right of Access - what does this really mean?

Patients’ right of access has extreme consequences if they are not handled properly. It starts the moment a patient makes this request. HIPAA prohibits unreasonable measures when patients are requesting access to their medical records. Most practices think this request MUST be in writing. Although this is ideal, sometimes it can cause a problem ... Read More »

1st Sept 2023
The OCR and FTC investigates online tracking technologies

We wrote about this back in December 2022, but the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has added an additional warning. The OCR has confirmed its active investigations nationwide to ensure compliance with HIPAA.   The OCR and the FTC are cautioning providers about the privacy and security risks when utilizing ... Read More »

1st Aug 2023
Business Associate fined for a data breach UNDER a 500-patient records.

Most of us are familiar with fines for data breaches of over 500 patient records. This time a business associate was fined $75K for 267 records. Covered entities are responsibility to vet their business associates. This includes making sure they understand the HIPAA rules. Such as, conducting risk assessments, determining vulnerabilities and how ... Read More »

3rd Jul 2023
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