As a healthcare provider chances are you know the importance of HIPAA compliance. HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a requirement established by the U.S. Federal Government for any provider, business, or contractor who works in the healthcare industry.
Penalties For Noncompliance
Healthcare providers handle large amounts of confidential patient information; HIPAA requires this data is kept secure and private at all times. To enforce HIPAA compliance, the Office of Civil Rights regularly conducts periodic audits of businesses. Penalties for non-compliance can result in substantial fines and even criminal prosecution. There’s no stated minimum for fines for non-compliance and some have amounted to more than 1.5 million dollars!
How To Ensure Your Business is HIPAA Compliant
The first step is to have an expert conduct a HIPAA Risk Analysis for your business. In addition to helping ensure your compliance, this analysis is also a government requirement to access funds under the Meaningful Use Stage 2 Medicaid and Medicare programs.
A HIPAA Risk Analysis answers questions such as:
- Is my business compliant with HIPAA, HITECH and HIPAA Omnibus Laws?
- Are we prepared for a HIPAA/HITECH Audit by the U.S. Health and Human Services or my State Attorney General?
- How does my business maintain our compliance posture?
- Are we secure against Cyber-Attacks?
In addition to answering these questions, Infinity Technologies’ HIPAA Risk Analysis Service will inform you about other important laws and issues such as:
- The Whistle Blower Law
- The Breach Notification Law
- Compliance and Security of External Vendors
- Various costs of compliance solutions
Contact Infinity Technologies if you have any questions about ensuring your business is HIPAA complaint.
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