HIPAA Security Risk Analysis Step 6: Determining the Level of Risk to ePHI

The HIPAA Security Rule requires that covered entities (health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, and healthcare providers who electronically transmit any health information in connection with a HIPAA related transaction), and business associates, implement security safeguards. These security safeguards must protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information (ePHI). ePHI is any protected health information that is created, stored, transmitted, or received in any [...]

2022-05-06T14:25:56-04:00September 23rd, 2019|

HIPAA Security Risk Analysis Step 5: Determining the Potential Impact of Threat Occurrence

The HIPAA Security Rule requires that covered entities (health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, and healthcare providers who electronically transmit any health information in connection with a HIPAA related transaction), and business associates, implement security safeguards. These security safeguards must protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information (ePHI). ePHI is any protected health information that is created, stored, transmitted, or received in any electronic format. Performing a [...]

2022-05-06T14:25:56-04:00September 17th, 2019|

What is MACRA?

MACRA, short for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, is a federal law that changed the payment system for doctors who treat Medicare patients.  What is the MACRA Quality Payment Program? MACRA, commonly referred to as the Permanent Doc Fix, created a Quality Payment Program that: Repealed the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. That formula had previously been used by the Centers [...]

2022-05-06T14:25:56-04:00September 16th, 2019|

MACRA MIPS 2019 Security Risk Analysis Requirements

With the MACRA MIPS 2019 deadline approaching, healthcare organizations must be aware of what is required of them to receive their reimbursements. Healthcare organizations seeking MACRA MIPS payment must complete a security risk analysis (SRA) before the December deadline.  How to Satisfy the MACRA MIPS Requirement A security risk analysis must be conducted annually to ensure that protected health information (PHI) is adequately safeguarded, this [...]

2022-05-06T14:25:56-04:00August 6th, 2019|

MACRA Measures, MIPS Measures, and HIPAA Compliance

MIPS measures and MACRA measures are becoming more and more important for healthcare 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 data to CMS, providers will automatically incur a negative 4% payment adjustment on Medicare reimbursements. [...]

2022-05-06T14:25:56-04:00September 21st, 2017|

eClinicalWorks Hit With $155M Settlement for False Claims

EHR HIPAA compliance is a growing concern in the healthcare industry, especially in the aftermath of the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent settlement after the eClinicalWorks lawsuit. Pair this fine with hints out of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) about forthcoming EHR HIPAA compliance guidance, and it seems likely that the trend in EHR HIPAA enforcement will continue to grow throughout [...]

2022-05-06T12:08:20-04:00June 6th, 2017|

HIPAA vs Meaningful Use Infographic

  Infographic authored by Compliancy Group, The Compliancy Group. To view the original post, click here. For permission to use this on your site please link back to us or just copy and paste the code below! [codebox line_numbers="false" remove_breaks="true" lang="html"] Infographic authored by Compliancy Group, The Compliancy Group. To view the original post, click here. [/codebox]

2022-05-06T12:08:22-04:00February 4th, 2015|

Meaningful Use 2 and Interoperability Infographic

  Meaningful Use 2 and Interoperability Infographic Infographic authored by Compliancy Group, The Compliancy Group. To view the original post, click here. For permission to use this on your site please link back to us or just copy and paste the code below! [codebox line_numbers="false" remove_breaks="true" lang="html"]<div style="width: 420px;"><a href="https://1qy13e1kz4mu2twyf741jfes-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/What-you-need-to-know-about-Meaningful-Use-Stage-2-Interoperability.png"> <img alt="Meaningful Use 2 and Interoperability infographic" src="https://1qy13e1kz4mu2twyf741jfes-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/What-you-need-to-know-about-Meaningful-Use-Stage-2-Interoperability.png" /></a> Infographic authored by Compliancy Group, <a href="https://compliancy-group.com">The Compliancy Group</a>. To [...]

2019-10-28T15:26:07-04:00July 8th, 2014|

Managing Risk Exposure in Meaningful Use Stage 2

Tuesday, July 23rd from 2:00 – 3:30 EST Key Topics Covered: Overview of Omnibus HIPAA Final Rule (eff. March 25, 2013) New regulatory requirements for business associate agreements and important liability issues. New rules on marketing/sales of PHI and effect on cross-promoting products and services. Revisions to the definition of breach and increased burden of proof on covered entities. 2012 HIPAA audit highlights and user activity monitoring. Top security [...]

2022-05-06T12:08:22-04:00July 9th, 2013|

Is this a reprieve or a wake-up call?

This all depends on where you are with your HIPAA compliance plan and the necessity to have on in place. This article, taken from an interview with Leon Rodriguez from HHS, Office or Civil Rights, highlights critical thinking covered entities, business associates and their subcontractors should be looking into and taking notice of. Leon Rodriguez from HHS says: "What we've been learning from the monetary settlement cases we've done [...]

2022-05-06T12:08:22-04:00January 7th, 2013|