22 09, 2017

Getting Your Google BAA: What You Need to Know

2017-09-22T15:44:25+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|

When using Google to run your healthcare business you need to ensure that you sign a proper Google BAA. A BAA--or Business Associate Agreement--is a HIPAA-mandated contract that must be executed between two parties in the event that health care data is being exchanged. This sensitive data is called protected health information (PHI) under HIPAA regulation. PHI includes any demographic information that can be used to identify a patient [...]

21 09, 2017

MACRA Measures, MIPS Measures, and HIPAA Compliance

2017-09-22T09:41:47+00:00 September 21st, 2017|

2017 MIPS measures and MACRA measures are becoming more and more important for health care providers to begin understanding as reporting deadlines get closer. Regardless of whether your practice participated in CMS' Meaningful Use incentive program, it's in your best interest to pay attention to upcoming MACRA and MIPS deadlines. By not participating or sending any 2017 data to CMS, providers will automatically incur a negative 4% payment adjustment [...]

19 09, 2017

How HIPAA Compliance Software Helps Client Pass HIPAA Audit

2017-09-19T11:25:42+00:00 September 19th, 2017|

Compliancy Group's HIPAA Audit Response Program™ is the only service of its kind on the market for health care professionals to effectively deal with a HIPAA audit. The Audit Response Program is available to users of The Guard, our web-based compliance solution, from single-doctor practices to some of our largest hospital systems and technology providers. Compliancy Group provides health care professionals with a total HIPAA solution that stays [...]

14 09, 2017

Am I a HIPAA Covered Entity?

2017-09-14T14:35:57+00:00 September 14th, 2017|

When it comes to HIPAA, covered entities must be compliant with the full extent of the regulation. HIPAA has set national standards for health care providers since it was first enacted in 1996. But how do you determine if you qualify as a HIPAA covered entity in the first place? Below, we've created a quick and easy guide that you can use to assess if your organization qualifies as [...]

11 09, 2017

GDPR Compliance and HIPAA: How to Address Both

2017-09-22T16:55:42+00:00 September 11th, 2017|

GDPR compliance and HIPAA have been topics of international discussion as health care organizations prepare to meet the demands of the new regulation. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new data security regulation that's slated to take effect in the European Union on May 25, 2018. Compared to its American counterpart, the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), there are several key [...]

18 08, 2017

HIPAA and Social Media

2017-09-22T16:42:49+00:00 August 18th, 2017|

HIPAA and social media use can lead to some of the most common misunderstandings that health care professionals face. Employees who aren't properly trained on HIPAA and social media can expose your organization to potential HIPAA violations and costly fines. Whether your practice is using Facebook to attract new clients, or your employees are posting about their workday on Twitter, improper use of social media can lead to major [...]

17 07, 2017

The EHR and HIPAA Compliance Guide: What You Need to Know

2017-07-18T08:52:06+00:00 July 17th, 2017|

  Success in today’s health care market depends on evolution. New technologies give you the change to respond to new threats to health care data. Two essential technologies you can leverage to inoculate against these threats are EHR platforms and HIPAA compliance solutions. Continue reading HERE! Resources Compliancy Group gives health care professionals confidence in their HIPAA compliance with The Guard™. The Guard is a web-based HIPAA compliance solution, [...]

28 06, 2017

Are You Addressing These 7 Elements of HIPAA Compliance?

2017-06-28T16:06:54+00:00 June 28th, 2017|

One of the most important pieces of guidance that HHS has put out in regards to HIPAA compliance is The Seven Fundamental Elements of an Effective Compliance Program. Since this guidance was first released, OCR enforcement for HIPAA violations has increased significantly. Between 2015 and 2016 alone, there was a four-fold increase in total fines levied (from $6.2 million to $23.5 million). The 7 Elements represent the minimum necessary [...]

21 06, 2017

CoPilot Settles $130K for Breach Notification with New York AG

2017-09-22T16:50:09+00:00 June 21st, 2017|

CoPilot Provider Services has reached a $130,000 settlement with New York state for delaying its HIPAA breach notification process. NY Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, determined that CoPilot unlawfully delayed HIPAA breach notification to 221,178 customers a full year after the initial breach took place. Schneiderman's office found that the data breach occurred in October of 2015 due to access by an unauthorized user. CoPilot stores confidential reimbursement data on [...]

13 06, 2017

Is Gmail HIPAA Compliant?

2017-06-13T13:52:27+00:00 June 13th, 2017|

Many of you might be asking "Is Gmail HIPAA compliant?" Google applications such as Gmail and other G Suite Services have long been a standard resource for businesses. But when it comes to health care practices, how do you know if your sensitive patient data is being kept safe? HIPAA Basics Google has safeguards in place that can successfully keep protected health information (PHI) secure during email transmission. HIPAA [...]