HIPAA Tip of the Week

HIPAA can be difficult to understand, which is why Compliancy Group offers readers educational content to break down the complexities of the regulation. Our HIPAA tips provide readers with timely updates on all things HIPAA.

HIPAA Doesn’t Have Annual Requirements, But Here’s Why You Should

The list of things that occur yearly ranges from happy events like birthdays and anniversaries to less enjoyable ones like physical exams and taxes. You might think that something as vital as HIPAA compliance would be a yearly requirement. The truth is, there's nothing in HIPAA law about annual requirements. But reading the law might make you wish there was. What Does [...]

2023-03-22T16:11:51-04:00March 22nd, 2023|

The Benefits of EHR for Behavioral Health

An EHR (Electronic Health Records) system can be a great tool for both patients and providers. EHR’s allow patients to access their medical records, share information with their providers, and find the right resources to help them with their specific needs. For providers, EHRs are important for accessing patient information, assessing care plans, and monitoring progress. With the help of EHRs, the [...]

2023-03-22T16:11:51-04:00March 21st, 2023|

What to Look For From Your HIPAA Compliance Guide

For any organization in the healthcare industry, compliance with HIPAA regulations is mandatory. Not only does non-compliance lead to severe financial penalties but it also puts patients' privacy at risk. Finding the right HIPAA compliance guide can mean all the difference in meeting your legal obligations.  7 HIPAA Best Practices to Guide Your Compliance The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) [...]

2023-03-22T16:11:51-04:00March 20th, 2023|

Four Healthcare Compliance Issues to Watch (March 2023)

Many factors over the past year have affected how your organization meets its healthcare compliance obligations. Here are four healthcare compliance issues you must have on your radar. Four Healthcare Compliance Issues to Watch — COVID Public Health Emergency Ends Barring a catastrophic spike in the infection rate from COVID-19 (or the appearance of another pandemic-triggering superbug), the U.S. Public Health Emergency [...]

2023-03-17T15:41:04-04:00March 17th, 2023|

Finding the Best EHR for Small Mental Health Practices

Providing outstanding patient care while balancing all of the recordkeeping, follow-up, and other responsibilities can be challenging. One tool that can help is an EHR (Electronic Health Record) system. While EHRs have been commonplace for years in hospitals and larger clinical settings, the costs and the learning curve required to master these systems has caused smaller practices to shy away from embracing them. [...]

2023-03-03T15:03:12-05:00March 2nd, 2023|

Safely Navigating the Pitfalls of HIPAA Laws and Divorced Parents

As a medical or dental professional, coping with patient scheduling, staffing concerns, insurance reimbursements, and a thousand other things, your life is complicated enough. A divorce between the parents of a minor child patient adds the potential for more complications fueled by emotion. Your first concern is your patient, but it's easy to find yourself reduced to a role as a pawn [...]

2023-03-03T15:03:13-05:00February 27th, 2023|

How Does HIPAA Apply If One Becomes Disabled, Moves, or Retires?

During our recent webinar for members of the American Psychological Association, someone asked "How does HIPAA apply if one becomes disabled, moves, or retires?" We thought that was a great question and knew at least one other person might be wondering the same thing. In many instances, the answer depends upon the specifics of each situation. But we can clarify a few [...]

2023-02-24T13:19:19-05:00February 23rd, 2023|

Guidance for SaaS Providers on HIPAA and ChatGPT

The implications of using ChatGPT when you have healthcare clients are real. Open source is not particularly secure, and when your systems have the potential to access healthcare data, you have to think of how HIPAA factors in. HIPAA and ChatGPT ChatGPT is not HIPAA compliant. It’s as simple as that.  The terms of use of ChatGPT allows them to use personal [...]

2023-02-21T12:31:50-05:00February 16th, 2023|

4 Trusted HIPAA Compliance Resources Online

Navigating the complexities of HIPAA compliance takes work, especially for healthcare providers and their vendors. Because of the vague nature of the law and the fact that HIPAA compliance is an all-or-nothing endeavor, too many organizations depend on hope more than knowledge. The first step is finding sources with reliable and trusted information. We found four trusted HIPAA Compliance Resources Online that [...]

2023-02-10T15:18:33-05:00February 9th, 2023|

Understanding Who Is Bound by HIPAA

Nearly every American knows about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). But awareness of HIPAA is different from knowledge. In fact, HIPAA may be one of the most misunderstood regulations among the general public. You need only look to social media to see claims that a post was a “HIPAA violation,” but saying so doesn’t make it so. You can’t [...]

2023-02-03T09:38:26-05:00February 1st, 2023|