Document Shredding Just One Security Step

HIPAA  |  November 15th, 2017

Businesses should continue to include old-school and non-technology security topics such as shredding, because the criminals are still using these for data and information theft. Document Shredding Just One Security Step In our technology-driven world of today, most people are focused on maintaining the integrity of their network and systems to avoid a data breach....READ ARTICLE

HIPAA Security Series List [Links to All 7 HHS Documents]

HIPAA  |  November 03rd, 2017

This HIPAA Security Series List contains handy links to all seven HHS documents. The links lead to the pages on the official HHS website. The HIPAA Security Series is a handy reference of guidelines for achieving compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule. The series provides seven helpful documents that cover everything from basic concepts to...READ ARTICLE

What Is HIPAA Compliance and How to Do it Right

HIPAA  |  October 31st, 2017

UPDATE: Looking for how to report a HIPAA compliance violation? Visit this HHS.gov complaint reporting page. It’s 3 am and you’ve had so much coffee, Juan Valdez just called to ask for time off. If you could just practice medicine, your life would be 9 million times easier. The thicket of HIPAA compliance is a...READ ARTICLE

What Does HIPAA Stand For?

HIPAA  |  September 05th, 2017

MedPro Disposal provides HIPAA compliance training. As such, we’re always interested in digging into HIPAA and other healthcare regulation to ensure a higher level of understanding. The post below answers the question, “What does HIPAA stand for.” It also delves into other common questions, provides a tight HIPAA summary, and looks at related concerns like...READ ARTICLE

15 HIPAA Law Death Traps To Avoid Like The Plague

HIPAA  |  August 28th, 2017

HIPAA law goes by many names:     The HIPAA Security Rule The HIPAA Privacy Rule “HIPPAA” Law HIPAA Confidentiality Law PHI Data Protection Law Private Patient Information Law They’re all facets of the same thing (and one misspelling). By any name, HIPAA contains hundreds of opportunities for employers to fall prey to millions in...READ ARTICLE

What is a BAA and Why Does it Matter?

Compliance  |  June 26th, 2017

In the most basic sense, a Business Associate Agreement or BAA is a legal document between a healthcare provider and a contractor. A provider enters into a BAA with a contractor or other vendor when that vendor might receive access to Protected Health Information (PHI). The guide below gives the basics of BAAs, including who...READ ARTICLE

20 Catastrophic HIPAA Violation Cases to Open Your Eyes

Doctors  |  June 02nd, 2017

The list below shares 20 real-world HIPAA violations that cost big money for private practices, hospitals, and healthcare professionals. HIPAA exists to protect a patient’s private information. The law carries strict penalties and a risk of devastating civil suits. Frequently, HIPAA violations stem not from malicious intent but from a poor understanding of the law itself. The...READ ARTICLE

Office Ally: Reviews, FAQs, Tutorials and Resources

Business  |  June 02nd, 2017

For a private practice, choosing an EHR, a clearinghouse, or a practice management system is no small feat. A wrong choice can mean lost time, lost reputation, frustrated staff, shrinking clientele, lost revenue, and even lawsuits. Office Ally is a very popular free option providing several different clinic management solutions, but is it the right...READ ARTICLE

HIPAA and OSHA Compliance Training

Compliance Training  |  April 28th, 2017

Medical and dental offices are required to have extensive training regarding guidelines and requirements for HIPAA, OSHA and dealing with blood borne pathogens. These compliance rules and training processes are for the safety of both the patient and the staff as well as for the protection of patient records. Some of the questions that are...READ ARTICLE