BC Advantage - 2014 Issue 6

How to Comply With HIPAA-and Not Lose Your Job

By: Patrick Phillips"I know HIPAA is required, and I know it's important, I just don't know what exactly HIPAA requires me to do." Don't feel bad if this statement sounds all too familiar. Many doctors, nurses, office managers, and healthcare professionals share the same confusion over HIPAA compliance. Unfortunately, noncompliance with the HIPAA standards puts organizations at greater risk now than ever before.Who is responsible for HIPAA?Every Covered Entity (CE), Doctor's office has to name someone as Compliance officer; it could be a doctor, but most of the time it's the office manager. If HIPAA compliance...

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