An Overview of the ONC Information Blocking Rule

This tutorial will walk you through the HHS hierarchy of regulatory authorities that, although separate, have similar intent. As a result, providers are required to acknowledge both HIPAA and the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) with regards to patient access to their health record. You will learn what steps the inspector general (OIG) takes during...
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FAQ-HIPAA Risk Assessment & Management

HIPAA Risk Assessment & Management FAQs A clinic may wonder what they must do to keep their HIPAA program alive. In this FAQ you will see some of the questions submitted to our helpdesk. Use the information to evaluate your current risk assessment process. Q: We have a small clinic with only one computer. Do...
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How Is Your HIPAA Compliance?

Protect Your Reputation & Revenue HIPAA Compliance is often the last item on the list of ‘to-dos’ in a clinic. Many providers keep knocking the can down the road because they do not understand what is required. The fact is that since HIPAA has been in play since 1996 and the recent updates and mandates...
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The Role of the Compliance Officer

Every office should select a Compliance Officer. This  person is the go-to person who will stay up to date on current OIG regulations, HIPAA requirements, and other regulations. It is vital that the clinic assign a person that will make sure these rules are being enforced. Normally, a compliance officer is detailed oriented and willing...
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OIG vs. HIPAA – What You Need to Know

Know the Differences Between OIG and HIPAA There is a great deal of uncertainty regarding the differences between an OIG Compliance program and a HIPAA Compliance program. Although every practice has the right to develop its own unique plan to suit its size and services, a clinic cannot choose one over the other. An effective...
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What is Compliance?

What Does Compliance Mean? Compliance means conforming to a rule, policy, standard, or law. Healthcare compliance is an ongoing process of meeting the obligations and following the established guidelines of governmental authorities. Most of the laws and regulations of these authorities focus on patient privacy, patient safety, and billing practices. The Rule Makers Health Insurance...
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