Privacy and HIPAA

Sidebar: Staying HIPAA Compliant on Social Media

Sharing patient information is a sensitive matter, particularly where compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is concerned. 

HFMA January 9, 2017

New HIPAA Audits About to Begin

Both desk and on-site HIPAA audits will be performed, and every covered healthcare entity and business associate is eligible for an audit.

J. Stuart Showalter July 11, 2016

HIPAA Breaches: Eight Lessons Learned

A healthcare attorney shares eight critical lessons from dealing with HIPAA breach issues.

J. Stuart Showalter October 12, 2015

HFMA Comments on Transition to HIPAA Eligibility Transaction System

HFMA is concerned that a 12-month limitation will not allow providers the time to research facts and, if mistakes are discovered, reopen claims with Medicare under CMS' reopening regulations.

HFMA March 20, 2015

HIPAA and Cloud Computing

Cloud computing multiplies the compliance risks for healthcare organizations, which possess both protected health information and financial information.

J. Stuart Showalter May 28, 2013

Tool: 5010 Checklist

A checklist to help your organization transition from 4010 to the 5010 transaction set by Jan. 1, 2012.

HFMA October 25, 2012

Ask the Expert Answer: HIPAA Changes

Is there guidance to ensure that all the recent changes to HIPAA are incorporated in policies, procedures, notices and contracts?

HFMA October 25, 2012

Sample Job Description: HIPAA Compliance Coordinator

 Any HospitalJob DescriptionTitle HIPAA Compliance CoordinatorMain Function The incumbent is responsible for monitoring the Hospital's compliance with applicable governmental regulations related to the Administrative Simplification elements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (a.k.a. HIPAA). The incumbent

HFMA October 25, 2012

Legal & Regulatory Forum Articles

An archive of the Legal & Regulatory Forum's articles, which features our latest content and includes past articles categorized by topic.

HFMA October 17, 2012
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