Compliance Kit – head start on meeting all mandated requirements. Everything from an Industry-standard White Paper to a detail audit program.
HIPAA changes proposed for 2019 are getting closer. The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has favored issuing HIPAA guidelines to clear up misunderstandings with HIPAA compliance requirements, but we are now at a point when changes to HIPAA Rules are about to be made.
OCR asked 54 different questions in its RFI. Some of the main aspects being considered are in relation to:
Patients’ right to access and obtain copies of their protected health information and the timeframe for responding to those requests (Currently 30 days)
Removing the requirement to obtain written confirmation of receipt of an organization’s notice of privacy practices
Promotion of parent and caregiver roles in care
Easing of restrictions on disclosures of PHI without authorization
Possible exceptions to the minimum necessary standard for disclosures of PHI
Changes to HITECH Act requirements for the accounting of disclosures of PHI for treatment, payment and healthcare operations
Encouragement of information sharing for treatment and care coordination
Changing the Privacy Rule to make sharing PHI with other providers mandatory rather than permissible.
Expansion of healthcare clearinghouses’ access to PHI
Addressing the opioid crisis and serious mental illness
All if these are addressed in Janco’s Compliance Management toolkit.
What is HIPAA and how can an enerprise comply with the mandated requirements
What is HIPAA Privacy Rule – provides federal protections for personal health information held by covered entities and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same time, the Privacy Rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of personal health information needed for patient care and other important purposes.
There also is a HIPAA Security Rule – It specifies a series of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for covered entities to use to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information. This places unique challenges to the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning processes.
What is HIPAA and how does it impact overall Compliance Management?
Federal and state government regulations (see state compliance requirements) can be a big problem for today’s organizations. There are more than 100 such regulations in the U.S. alone, and that number continues to grow. These are in addition to industry-specific mandates. They are all designed to safeguard the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic data from information security breaches. So, what are the consequences if your organization fails to comply? Heavy fines and legal action. In short, it’s serious.