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HME: Not so hip on HIPAA?

‘The No. 1 focus of audits is the security and risk assessment, which is woefully missing in this industry’
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10/13/2017

ATLANTA – Industry consultants report a number of HIPAA-related audits making the rounds in the HME industry and the best they can tell, providers, for the most part, are not prepared for them.

HIPAA Security: Guard against exposure

Q. What is the financial damage to a company following a data breach?
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09/22/2017

A. A breach is an incident in which an individual name, plus a Social Security number, driver’s license number or a medical or financial record, is potentially put at risk due to exposure.

HIPAA audits could catch providers off guard

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03/25/2016

WASHINGTON – With the Office of Civil Rights gearing up for phase 2 of its HIPAA Audit Program, HME providers could be doing a better job of protecting patient information, legal experts say.

Reporter’s notebook: New year, three goals

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12/27/2013

YARMOUTH, Maine – What resolutions do industry consultants have for HME providers for the new year?

Eliminate re-work like it’s your job

Legal: Evaluate HIPAA compliance program

Q. Can a person or entity sue for a HIPAA violation?
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10/25/2013

A. Generally, no. HIPAA requires covered entities to maintain the confidentiality of patients’ medical records and other protected health information.

Legal: Don't forget about HIPAA changes

Q. Should I be concerned about HIPAA changes?
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09/24/2013

A.

HIPAA changes: ‘They are looking for issues’

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09/06/2013

WASHINGTON – New regulations governing patient privacy go into effect Sept. 23, and industry stakeholders say many HME providers aren’t ready.

HIPAA changes spread liability around

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02/25/2013

WASHINGTON – Changes to the definition of “business associates” mean that providers need to scrutinize their relationships with those they do business with.

Bonafide Medical introduces patient portal

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02/12/2013

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Bonafide Medical Software Solutions is launching an online patient portal to HME businesses, allowing patients to purchase DME supplies and make payments using their credit card, according to a press release.

Don't get popped by HIPAA

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10/17/2012

GWCC – If you haven't updated your HIPAA policies and procedures lately, it's time to get your ducks in a row, says attorney Denise Fletcher.

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