Election to Self-Pay – The HIPAA Way

Right to Request Restrictions Since its initial adoption, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule has granted individuals the right to request restrictions regarding the use and disclosure of their protected health information (PHI) for treatment, payment, and healthcare operations (TPO). The law also grants individuals the right to request...
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HIPAA Training Packet

Customized Resources KMC University has created a training packet to accompany the HIPAA initial training. The packet also includes an introduction letter for the workforce member. The compliance officer should customize the Introduction to HIPAA Training Letter prior to assigning the training to the workforce member. Customization should include the practice information, the compliance team...
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HIPAA Training for Workforce Members

This tutorial will provide your staff an overview of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule along with practical application of certain aspects of HIPAA. It is not intended to make HIPAA experts out of your staff. The focus is on identifying protected health information and acknowledging patient rights listed in the Notice of Privacy Practices....
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Evaluate Your HIPAA Compliance Program

This tutorial focuses on key aspects of HIPAA compliance. It is not meant to replace a thorough discovery consultation by a HIPAA specialist but does provide a peek at what the Office of Civil Rights is focused on. In fact, most of the topics chosen in this tutorial are from investigation letters KMC University has...
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Reference Documents – PHI, TPO, and BAA

PHI, TPO, and BAA It can be a challenge for a clinic to interpret the variety of HIPAA terms and regulations. For this very reason, most clinics will defer to an outside HIPAA Specialist for assistance with implementation. Once implemented, a clinic must obtain and maintain a base knowledge of key components of HIPAA. It...
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Business Associate Agreements (BAA)

Oral Agreements are NOT Acceptable The Privacy Rule requires that you obtain satisfactory assurances from your business associates that they will appropriately safeguard any PHI they receive or create on behalf of your office. The satisfactory assurances must be in writing, in the form of a written agreement between yourself and the business associate. Business...
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