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MedPro Disposal Partners With PCIHIPAA To Offer HIPAA Compliance Services

MedPro Disposal Addresses A Key Challenge for Healthcare Organizations Seeking To Safeguard Patient Information MedPro Disposal, a leader in medical waste disposal services, is pleased to announce its new partnership with PCIHIPAA, a leading Payments Card Industry (PCI) and HIPAA compliance provider. The partnership is focused on protecting MedPro Disposal clients from the onslaught of HIPAA…

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

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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…

What Is HIPAA Compliance and How to Do it Right

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…

What Does HIPAA Stand For?

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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…

15 HIPAA Law Death Traps To Avoid

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…

What is a BAA and Why Does it Matter?

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…

20 Catastrophic HIPAA Violation Cases to Open Your Eyes

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…

Office Ally: Reviews, FAQs, Tutorials and Resources

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…

HIPAA and OSHA Compliance Training

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…

Importance of Secure Document Shredding in the Medical Industry

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Identity theft has increased at almost exponential rates, to the point where around one in three individuals have fallen prey to it. However, the topic doesn’t just affect the average consumer, but can be devastating when it comes to businesses. This is especially important as it relates to the medical industry where you can have…