Live Updates Thank you to all that attended our Annual Meeting this last Saturday!
Policies & Procedures
Ongoing Risk Assessments & Remediation
Feeling confused by ever-changing laws and regulations?
No matter what type it is, compliance is never fun to deal with. Remove that burden from yourself and simplify your life and business. We’ll audit your business processes to ensure that they’re compliant, as well as fix problematic items that could become costly mistakes down the road.
Having compliant business practices comes with a real “quality of life” trade-off, which is peace of mind.
Required HIPAA Controls
These HIPAA controls are firm. The government does not allow any way to avoid them. Non-compliance with HIPAA can result in penalties ranging between $100 and $50,000 per violation. Fines increase with amount about patience, and the severity of negligence. Major violations can result in jail time. The fines and charges are broken down into two major categories: Reasonable Cause and Willful Neglect. Reasonable cause penalties range from anywhere between $100 to $50,000. Willful Neglect penalties range from $10,000 to $50,000 and can result in criminal charges.
Required HIPAA Risk Analysis
The very first requirement in the HIPAA Security Rule. HIPAA doesn’t say much but the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) offers guidance for smaller practices and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has a free 95-page guide.
Beware… the Meaningful Use Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) says, “It is possible for small practices to do risk analysis themselves using self-help tools. However, doing a thorough and professional risk analysis that will stand up to a compliance review will require expert knowledge that could be obtained through services of an experienced outside professional.” Most HIPAA fines are based on a missing, old, or incomplete Risk Analysis. If you want to pass an audit, think twice about doing this yourself.