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Health care providers who electronically transmit “transaction codes” (claims) are “Covered Entities” under HIPAA. HIPAA consists of a Privacy Rule and a Security Rule. This Course will walk you through HIPAA Privacy Rule compliance whether your practice electronically transmits claims or not.
Cash practices may arguably not be covered entities under HIPAA if you do not electronically transmit claims. If you submit claims to payers on the patient’s behalf (aka “accept assignment”), then you are a HIPAA Covered Entity. Even if you don’t submit claims electronically, the HIPAA Privacy Rule applies to all forms of PHI – paper, electronic and audio. So it is unclear whether the fact that you don’t submit claims electronically gets you out from under having to comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule. All states have their own “mini-HIPAA” laws as well that might not exclude providers who don’t electronically bill payers. Other privacy laws may also apply to your Cash Practice. Therefore, it is in your best interest to comply with the HIPAA Privacy Rule at a minimum.
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- Case studies on release of PHI are reviewed.
- Marketing rules and exceptions to requirement to get an authorization are reviewed.
- Discussion of website plugin HIPAA compliance
- Discussion of FB pixel and recent law suit
- What to do about misdirected faxes
- and more . . . .