refresher trainng hipaa

Who should track changes to provide HIPAA training? HIPAA training should be provided when there is a change in operational process, technology, when new rules or guidelines are issued by the Department for Health and Human Services. Usually, Privacy and Security Officers assess whether HIPAA training is required. To do this, they should: Regularly monitor Read More →

timeframes for HIPAA Training

How often: What are the required timeframes for HIPAA Training? Actually, neither the Privacy Rule nor the Security Rule offer suggestions with mandating specific timeframes. The Privacy Rule states that HIPAA training is required for “each new member of the workforce within a reasonable period of time after the person joins the Covered Entity’s workforce”. Read More →

HIPAA Privacy Rule

HIPAA Privacy Rule Training: Why do you need it and what are the requirements HIPAA Privacy Rule and an administrative safeguard of the HIPAA Security Rule set certain mandatory recommendations for training as HIPAA applies to different types of Covered Entity (CE) and Business Associate (BA). Also, training is recommended for the workforce to carry Read More →

Protected Health Information

HIPAA Privacy Rule: Protected Health Information The Privacy Rule protects all “individually identifiable health information” held or transmitted by a covered entity or its business associate, in any form or media, whether electronic, paper, or oral. The Privacy Rule calls this information “protected health information (PHI).” “Individually identifiable health information” is information, including demographic data, that relates Read More →

HIPAA Privacy Rule

Business Associates And HIPAA Privacy Rule (HHS Explained) In general, a business associate is a person or organization, other than a member of a covered entity’s workforce, that performs certain functions or activities on behalf of, or provides certain services to, a covered entity that involve the use or disclosure of individually identifiable health information. Read More →

Privacy Rule

Entities Covered by the Privacy Rule: Health Care Clearinghouses (HHS Guides) Health care clearinghouses are entities that process nonstandard information they receive from another entity into a standard (i.e., standard format or data content), or vice versa. In most instances, health care clearinghouses will receive individually identifiable health information only when they are providing these processing services to Read More →

Healthcare provider group

Entities Covered by the Privacy Rule: Health Care Providers (HHS Guides) The Privacy Rule applies to any health care provider who transmits health information in electronic form. Every health care provider, regardless of size, who electronically transmits health information in connection with certain transactions, is a covered entity. These transactions include claims, benefit eligibility inquiries, referral authorization Read More →

Privacy Rule: Health Plans

Entities Covered by the Privacy Rule: Health Plans (HHS Guides) The Privacy Rule, as well as all the Administrative Simplification rules, apply to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and to any health care provider who transmits health information in electronic form. Individual and group plans that provide or pay the cost of medical care are covered Read More →

HIPAA Privacy Rule

HIPAA Privacy Rule (HHS Explained) The Privacy Rule standards address the use and disclosure of individuals’ health information—called “protected health information” by organizations subject to the Privacy Rule — called “covered entities,” as well as standards for individuals’ privacy rights to understand and control how their health information is used. Within HHS, the Office for Civil Read More →

HIPAA Privacy Rule

HHS HIPAA Privacy Rule and Care Coordination As part of the Department’s Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care, OCR is issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to modify the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to support individuals’ engagement in their health care, remove barriers to coordinated care, and decrease regulatory burdens on Read More →