HIPAA for Accountants

Accountants working in the healthcare industry need a HIPAA compliance solution that works for their company and for their clients’ businesses. Healthcare accountants are considered business associates (BAs) under HIPAA law. As such HIPAA for accountants in healthcare requires the same level of compliance as any other business associate. A business associate is any entity hired by a covered entity (CE) to perform a service. The Department of Health [...]

2022-05-06T12:08:21-04:00October 11th, 2016|

Business Associate Mishandles PHI in $650,000 HIPAA Settlement

Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) has agreed to pay a $650,000 settlement with corrective action plan for violations of the HIPAA Security Rule. This is the highest fine levied against a business associate in the history of HIPAA enforcement. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) investigated CHCS after the organization reported the theft of an employee's iPhone [...]

2022-05-06T12:08:21-04:00July 6th, 2016|

$750,000 HIPAA Settlement in North Carolina for Lack of Business Associate Agreements

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that it reached a $750,000 HIPAA settlement with Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic, P.A. The Raleigh, North Carolina-based provider group practice runs several clinics and an orthopedic surgery center. The HIPAA settlement was reached after the protected health information (PHI) of 17,300 patients was unlawfully transmitted to a Business Associate (BA) without having executed a proper Business [...]

2021-08-25T13:59:49-04:00April 21st, 2016|

What is a HIPAA Business Associate?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, or HIPAA, was originally created to protect health insurance coverage after workers change companies or lose their jobs. However, the legislation is best known for its provisions that require national standards for electronic healthcare transactions. It is the second section that includes what is known as the Privacy Rule which regulates the use and disclosure of protected health information [...]

2022-05-06T12:08:22-04:00July 18th, 2014|

Business Associate and HIPAA Compliance Infographic

Business Associate and HIPAA Compliance 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://compliancy-group.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Business-Associate-and-HIPAA-Compliance-Infographic.png"> <img alt="Surviving a HIPAA Audit Infographic" src="https://compliancy-group.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Surviving-a-HIPAA-Audit-Infographic.jpg" /></a> Infographic authored by Compliancy Group, <a href="https://compliancy-group.com">The Compliancy Group</a>. To view the [...]

2022-05-06T12:08:22-04:00April 14th, 2014|

Webinar: Business Associates and the Omnibus Rule

Join us for "Business Associates and the Omnibus rule" presented by Frank Ruelas. Following the release of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule, business associates are now in a position of greater responsibility and direct liability to comply with the privacy and security rules as described in these Final Rules. However, since the beginning of HIPAA there has always been the challenge of covered entities answering the question, “Is this entity [...]

2022-05-06T12:08:22-04:00July 16th, 2013|

FREE Webinar: Business Associates Only! The Omnibus Rule and How it Will affect You.

The Omnibus regulation is finalized! Attend this webinar to find out as a Business Associate what you need to do to satisfy the regulation, and how the new rules will impact your business. We will explore how you can use these new regulations to expand opportunities for your business, and to avoid what could be substantive fines for non-compliance. Panelists: A.J. Weitzberg, President, HIPAA Continuity Planners Bob Grant , [...]

2022-05-06T12:08:22-04:00May 2nd, 2013|