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HIPAA Blog posts

October 4, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Audits are only one way of coming under the HIPAA microscope

Now that the 2015 HIPAA Audits have begun, organizations are reevaluating their HIPAA compliance posture. This is a good thing being that an organization will have very little time to respond to pre-audit and audit inquiries from the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

October 1, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Is it time to conduct a HIPAA compliance risk analysis?

In light of the recent $750,000 settlement agreement reached by The University of Washington Medicine (UWM), following the conclusion of a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) investigation into a claim of a potential data breach compromising the medical details of thousands of patients, it might be a good […]

July 11, 2019
by Simon Hughes

Key items to include in your patient financial policy

A patient financial policy is a crucial step in the patient revenue cycle. It is an opportunity for a practice to communicate their financial expectations to the patient as well as document the patient’s understanding. 

December 10, 2018
by Simon Hughes

How to reduce communication risks within your practice

Safety, confidentiality, technology. For physicians, managing risk goes beyond making sound clinical decisions. With all of these areas to monitor, communication plays a big role in risk management.