Paramount Counseling Services Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group

Whitefish Bay, WI-based Paramount Counseling Services (PCS), an outpatient based mental health agency offering counseling and psychotherapy services, has demonstrated compliance with the Rules of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the requirements of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

“HIPAA compliance is critical to the mission of Paramount Counseling Services. The health data of our clients is personal and highly sensitive information. HIPAA compliance matters a great deal as we diligently strive to keep our client’s information confidential and secured,” said PCS in a statement.

To ensure all requirements of HIPAA and the HITECH Act were achieved, PCS partnered with Compliancy Group. PCS used Compliancy Group’s proven HIPAA compliance methodology and compliance tracking software – The Guard – to meet the necessary regulatory standards of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and the HITECH Act.

“Choosing Compliancy Group to partner with on this path to improving our HIPAA compliance was imperative as they had the experience, the tools, and the knowledge to help support Paramount Counseling Services in demonstrating full compliance of the HIPAA regulations,” said PCS. “Being HIPAA compliant has helped tremendously by offering the safety and security in knowing that we have put forth maximum effort into protecting our clients’ information.”

After successfully completing Compliancy Group’s proprietary 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process, Compliancy Group’s HIPAA subject matter experts and compliance coaches confirmed that PCS had implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and the mental health agency was awarded the HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates PCS’s commitment to protecting the privacy of its clients and safeguarding their sensitive data. Clients and patients are now much more aware of the requirements of HIPAA, the rights afforded them by the legislation, and the need for their providers to protect their privacy and safeguard their personal and protected health information. The HIPAA Seal of Compliance is chosen by forward-thinking healthcare providers to demonstrate HIPAA compliance and differentiate their services.

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.