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Meeting all requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules can be a major challenge.
Many healthcare organizations have established a compliance program and believed they were compliant, only to discover during a HIPAA audit or compliance review that they have failed to comply with one or more HIPAA provisions. Those mistakes can prove to be very costly.
Compliance failures can easily lead to a data breach or could result in a complaint being filed with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the primary enforcer of HIPAA compliance.
OCR investigates complaints and data breaches to determine whether HIPAA Rules have been violated and conducts compliance audits to assess whether HIPAA covered entities and business associates of covered entities are complying with all aspects of HIPAA Rules.
Enforcement of compliance has stepped up in recent years. In 2018, OCR imposed $28,683,400 in financial penalties on covered entities and business associates in 11 enforcement actions. So far in 2019 there have been 9 financial penalties totaling $12,209,000.
Solving HIPAA Compliance Issues
Compliancy Group understands the importance of HIPAA compliance and the difficulties HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates encounter when trying to implement and maintain an effective compliance program.
To simplify the process of HIPAA compliance, Compliancy Group has developed a software solution that guides entities through the compliance process. The software solution, The Guard, simplifies everything your organization needs to achieve HIPAA compliance, mitigate risk, and avoid fines.
On January 15, 2020, Compliancy Group will be running a group demonstration of The Guard and its simplified HIPAA compliance process.
Join Compliancy Group for the demonstration and find out how their compliance coaches help covered entities and business associates achieve compliance and satisfy all federal regulations.