• hipaa compliance

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) sets a series of national standards for health care information used by covered entities and business associates. Health care information regulated by HIPAA is called protected health information (PHI). PHI is any demographic information that can be used to identify a patient. PHI can include a patient’s name, address, Social Security Number, insurance ID number, medical record, full facial photograph, and others.
    Below are seven elements of an effective compliance program:

    • Implementing written policies, procedures, and standards of conduct.
    • Designating a compliance officer and compliance committee.
    • Conducting effective training and education.
    • Developing effective lines of communication.
    • Conducting internal monitoring and auditing.
    • Enforcing standards through well-publicized disciplinary guidelines.
    • Responding promptly to detected offenses and undertaking corrective action.


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