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Special Report:
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Does Inflation
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on HIPAA Violations?


Free Help
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Lynn Batten, M.D.

HIPAA Illiteracy Is Considered Willful Neglect

KNOWING YOUR OFFICE’S VULNERABILITIES IS NOT ENOUGH   Unsure of your practice’s vulnerabilities?       Judge Rules in Favor of OCR and Requires $4.3 Million in Penalties for HIPAA Violations OCR’s investigation found that MD Anderson had written encryption policies and risk analyses had found that the lack of device-level encryption posed a high […]

Plan While You Still Can

In our work with hundreds of medical practices, and in our Firm’s medical practice manager roundtable meetings, a common issue among medical practitioners is the uncertainty about the economic future of their medical practices. Reimbursement levels may drop, many patients may choose medical coverage offered by a state-sponsored exchange, and the burden of changing technology […]

Quitline: Free Help for Patients to Quit Smoking

The Alabama Tobacco Quitline is a free telephone (800-784-8669) and online counseling service for your patients who are ready to quit tobacco. The Quitline is open from 6 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. All Quitline services are free to Alabama residents including telephone and online coaching, printed support materials, and up to eight […]

Does Inflation Have an Impact on HIPAA Violations?

Health care providers are generally aware that non-compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act can be costly.  In 2013, when the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) initiated penalties pursuant to the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule, the health care industry was abuzz about the impact that these civil monetary penalties could have […]

This is How HIPAA Compliance Can Save Your Practice in 30 Minutes…

How You Can Save Your Practice in 30 Minutes Avoid headaches and penalties from a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services investigation. Most HIPAA fines are neutralized by having a risk assessment and corrective action plan on file. ASSESS YOUR VULNERABILITIES {{ vc_btn:title=TAKE+YOUR+HIPAA+REQUIRED+RISK+ASSESSMENT&color=primary&align=center& }}   Overlooking Risk Leads to Breach and $400,000 Settlement OCR’s [...]

With Net Neutrality Gone, What’s in the Future for Physicians?

Net neutrality changed the digital landscape for millions of Americans, specifically physicians and health care professionals, but these changes may diminish due to the repeal of net neutrality. In December, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the net neutrality rules set in place by the Obama Administration in 2015, and on June 11, 2018, […]