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HIPAA Compliance Enforcement: Is Your Rehab Program Ready?

October 25, 2013 0 Comments
HIPAA Compliance Enforcement: Is Your Rehab Program Ready?

September 23, 2013 has come and gone, and you are wondering if the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is going to “spot check” your facility for a HIPAA compliance assessment, right?  The HITECH Rule that was part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) presented a number of changes, in particular the requirement that Business […]

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The Ho-Hum (yawn) of HIPAA, or Not!

March 28, 2009 0 Comments
The Ho-Hum (yawn) of HIPAA, or Not!

For nearly six years providers have been notifying patients of their HIPAA Privacy Practices and Polices. In the course of compliance consulting with several clients I was asked to review their HIPAA policies. Most smaller provider took the path of least resistance when implementing their Privacy policies and used standard “template” policies and forms, as […]

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