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On the HIPAA Hook

Author: Hicks, Andrew

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: April 2014

Some healthcare business associates are still asking if HITECH-HIPAA impacts them. The answer is just as important to their affiliated healthcare providers.

Thousands of companies are now legally obligated to comply with the HITECH-HIPAA regulations because of their busines....

Mind Your Business Associate Access: Six Steps

Author: Sullivan, Tori E.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2002

It's April 10, 2003, and a privacy officer is reviewing her policies for the imminent privacy regulations, title II of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. The compliance deadline is April 13, 2003, and she is already feeling stressed about meeting the date.....

Journal Q&A (4/02)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: April 02, 2002

Q: I have been asked to identify all of my organization’s business associates so we can update their contracts prior to the April 2003 HIPAA privacy rule compliance date. Unfortunately, existing contracts are not maintained in one place. How should I tackle this project?

A: At....

Journal Q&A (3/02)

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: AHIMA Q and A

Publication Date: March 02, 2002

Q: We have a transcriptionist who picks up tapes, transcribes them off-site, and returns them each day. Is this practice legal under HIPAA?

A: The HIPAA privacy rule does not prohibit the use of tapes for dictation, nor the use of an outside transcription vendor. The privacy rule do....

HIPAA: It's Different for Manufacturers

Author: Humphrey, Heather L.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: February 2005

A few years ago, the Y2K crisis refocused the data world. Suddenly medical device manufacturers saw the inherent risks data brought to the business industry. What began with answering a simple question about date functionality quickly moved to conversations about personal information, its appr....

HIPAA Changes Call for Revising BA Agreements

Author: McDavid, Jan P

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2013

Business associates (BAs) of HIPAA-covered entities like hospitals and doctor's offices should already be intimately acquainted with HIPAA's privacy and security regulations. BAs should already have business associate agreements with every covered entity with whom they work and assume resp....

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