Center for Counseling & Family Relationships Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant

Center for Counseling & Family Relationships (CCFAM), a large group counseling private practice based in Fort Worth, TX, has announced the company has demonstrated compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules after completing Compliancy Group’s 6-Stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process.

Using Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA compliance tracking solution, The Guard, and assisted by its compliance coaches, CCFAM has demonstrated its policies and procedures are in line with HIPAA and the company has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program.

CCFAM was founded in 2007 with just one counselor and office staff member and has now grown into a large practice offering more than 1,000 sessions a month. Privacy and confidentiality are critical to CCFAM and the children, teenagers, and adults the company serves.

CCFAM already complies with Texas licensure board rules and every effort was made to comply with HIPAA, but CCFAM owner, Dr. Rhonda Johnson, recognized the fact that staff HIPAA training had not changed much in the past 5 years, even though the company had grown considerably over the years and was now a large group private practice of administrative staff and counselors with many specialties.

“Along with being the owner of Center for Counseling & Family Relationships, I am also the owner of CCFAM Training, which provides CEUs for mental health professionals. I recognized the need in my field for a Telehealth, HIPAA, and PCI Compliance continuing education training,” explained Dr. Johnson. “As I began to develop and prepare the training, I was introduced to a Compliancy Group video that I used during the CEU training I provided. I reached out to Compliancy Group to find out what made them unique and different than the service I had been using.”

What CCFAM needed was a service that would help the practice ensure continued compliance with HIPAA Rules and would provide a more intensive, hands on approach to that would ensure continued compliance.

“What made the decision for me was hearing the heart behind how Compliancy Group began, their desire to provide effective training for small business practices like mine, their step by step process, and coaching throughout the process to earn our HIPAA Compliance Seal with Compliancy Group,” said Dr. Johnson. “I can without hesitation state that the process was more thorough and in depth across every aspect of HIPAA than any other HIPAA assistance service on the market.”

Successful completion of the 6-stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process has seen CCFAM awarded Compliancy’ Group’s HIPAA Seal of Compliance. The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates CCFAM’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance and that the company has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program.

The Seal of Compliance demonstrates to current and future clients that CCFAM is committed to ensuring patient privacy and that the company has implemented appropriate safeguards to keep patient information protected.

Author: Steve Alder has many years of experience as a journalist, and comes from a background in market research. He is a specialist on legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA. Steve holds a B.Sc. from the University of Liverpool.