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Compliancy Group Helps New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances Achieve HIPAA Compliance

Compliancy Group has announced that Southern California-based New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances has successfully completed its proprietary 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process and has been confirmed as having implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program.

New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances provides therapy to individuals (adults only) and couples experiencing a variety of mental health issues. Clients are asked to consider setting aside behaviors that have not worked in the past and consider new courageous approaches, with various tools used to help them gain the knowledge, strength, and courage to achieve a new level of functioning. “At New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances clients are welcomed into a nurturing environment where they can feel safe, begin to hope again, and imagine possibilities of the life they have always longed for,” said Marriage & Family Therapist and practice founder, Willie Barefield.

New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances is classed as a HIPAA-covered entity and is therefore required to comply with the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). As with all new practices, ensuring policies and procedures are created to meet the requirements of the HIPAA Rules and appropriate safeguards are implemented to protect client information can be a challenge.

To ensure that no aspect of the HIPAA Rules was overlooked, New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances sought assistance from Compliancy Group. Through the use of Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA methodology, its compliance tracking software, The Guard®, and assisted by its Compliance Coaches, New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances implemented an effective compliance program.

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“Meeting HIPAA guidelines is very important as it demonstrates a desire and commitment to providing services to clients at the highest level of integrity. Also, it gives clients peace of mind knowing that their personal information is protected, so they can feel safe,” said Willie Barefield.

Compliancy Group’s HIPAA experts verified that HIPAA Rules were being followed and safeguards had been implemented to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of client information and the good faith efforts of New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances toward HIPAA compliance was recognized with the HIPAA Seal of Compliance®.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance® confirms the commitment of New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances to complying with the HIPAA Rules and ensuring the privacy of client information and helps the practice differentiate its services.

“Choosing Compliancy Group as a guide through the HIPAA Compliance process was a no-brainer after reading about the services they offer, the reviews from their clients, and initial interactions with their amazing staff,” said Willie Barefield. “Being new at running a business, the experience of the staff at Compliancy Group and the guidance they have provided has been invaluable.”

Author: Steve Alder is the editor-in-chief of HIPAA Journal. Steve is responsible for editorial policy regarding the topics covered on HIPAA Journal. He is a specialist on healthcare industry legal and regulatory affairs, and has several years of experience writing about HIPAA and other related legal topics. Steve has developed a deep understanding of regulatory issues surrounding the use of information technology in the healthcare industry and has written hundreds of articles on HIPAA-related topics.