HIPAA Compliant Telehealth Platforms For Behavioral Health

In all the chaos caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, one bright spot is the increased availability of HIPAA compliant telehealth options. Behavioral health providers were quick to adopt these new methods of providing care, and many patients have been helped in a more convenient way. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) scaled down HIPAA enforcement related to telehealth as long [...]

2022-12-05T13:51:13-05:00December 5th, 2022|

Is VSee HIPAA Compliant?

VSee is a telehealth solution with an impressive background, including being the service used by astronauts on the International Space Station. As notable as that accomplishment is, we must ask the question, is VSee HIPAA compliant? What Makes a Software Tool HIPAA Compliant? When it comes to software, there are specific indications of the tool’s HIPAA compliance. Software HIPAA compliance really boils [...]

2022-11-10T15:32:31-05:00November 7th, 2022|

How to Successfully Navigate HIPAA Teledentistry Regulations

The COVID-19 pandemic forced healthcare practitioners to find new ways to deliver quality medical care to patients in remote settings. Dentistry also embraced the concept of telehealth with teledentistry solutions designed to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and create more convenience for patients and dental staff. The market has many options for telehealth services, but which one is right for you? Here are [...]

2022-09-29T15:29:05-04:00September 26th, 2022|

Is Doxy.me HIPAA Compliant?

If any positives resulted from the Covid-19 pandemic and the associated chaos surrounding it, count the accelerated acceptance of telehealth services as one of them. Patients today in underserved areas or with busy schedules can now schedule an appointment with a healthcare provider from the privacy of their home at a time that best fits their needs. While some providers use business-oriented [...]

2022-09-26T14:05:23-04:00September 23rd, 2022|

Prior HIPAA Compliant Telehealth Regulations Set to Return

As the pandemic crisis fades, the Department of Health and Human Services is eliminating many of the flexibilities in HIPAA compliant telehealth regulations it granted during the COVID-19 public health emergency. How We Got Here – HIPAA Compliant Telehealth Regulations The pandemic-fueled lockdowns put a severe strain on the nation’s health system, as those most at risk of infection struggled to receive [...]

2022-09-16T14:07:42-04:00September 12th, 2022|

HHS Issues HIPAA Guidelines for Telehealth (Audio-Only Telehealth Services)

On June 13, 2022, the Department of Health and Human Services issued guidance on HIPAA telehealth requirements, as these requirements pertain to audio-only telehealth services. The HIPAA guidance issued by HHS covers how and when covered health care providers and health plans can use remote communication technologies to provide audio-only telehealth services when OCR’s Notification of Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth is no longer in effect. [...]

2022-06-15T08:56:55-04:00June 13th, 2022|

Telehealth Security Concerns in Mental Health Uncovered in Patient Survey

A recent survey uncovered security gaps in over a third of telehealth appointments by mental health providers. The survey, conducted by Propeller Insights on behalf of Dr. First, asked more than 1,000 mental health patients about whether or not they used telehealth services for their sessions, and for those that did, if those sessions met HIPAA standards. The survey findings, as well as telehealth security, are discussed in [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:45-04:00December 20th, 2021|

Is Microsoft Lync HIPAA Compliant?

With videoconferencing virtually everywhere and telehealth growing in popularity, finding a telecommunication application or provider that is HIPAA compliant is vital to your business. One of the earliest widespread teleconferencing tools was Microsoft Lync 2010. After its initial release, Lync was updated, then later merged with/replaced by Skype for Business. Last year, Microsoft announced that its Teams application would be replacing Skype. [...]

2022-05-06T17:03:46-04:00December 16th, 2021|

Remote Workers and HIPAA: How You Can Keep Your Healthcare Business Secure

With more and more remote workers in the healthcare space, PHI security should be a top concern. A recent survey determined that 44% of employees are currently working from home, with several employers expecting workers to continue to work remotely permanently. So what does this mean for cybersecurity and HIPAA compliance? To provide healthcare organizations with guidance, remote workers and HIPAA is discussed. Remote Workers and HIPAA: Data [...]

2021-02-03T16:09:45-05:00February 1st, 2021|

CMS Telehealth Expansion Made Permanent 

During the coronavirus public health emergency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) temporarily expanded telehealth reimbursement. However, as these temporary measures are set to expire once the public health emergency (PHE) has passed, there have been pleas for permanent expanded access. It was announced earlier this month that Congress has made CMS telehealth expansion permanent for beneficiaries in rural areas. More details are discussed below. CMS Telehealth [...]

2021-02-23T17:15:18-05:00December 15th, 2020|