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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.

Legal

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07/22/2010

Q. What are my HIPAA obligations when patient information has been breached or improperly disclosed?