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Managing HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Cybersecurity Risks

Managing HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Cybersecurity Risks

With so much in the news recently about cybersecurity risks and breaches, there is no doubt a company’s privacy and security is serious business. Cybersecurity risks also affect HIPAA privacy and security regulations that shield protected health information (PHI).

Employers cited and fined by the Departments (HHS and OCR) for HIPAA violations sacrifice millions in penalties, legal fees, and private litigation. Money lost is bad enough, but we must also consider the impact of losing a business’s reputation.

Did you know? Significant penalties for small companies are more prevalent than ever....

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Customized Training Opportunities for your Team

Customized Training Opportunities for your Team

Is it just me, or are you crazy busy right now? Not just typical, run-of-the-mill busy, but CRAZY busy! I feel that one thing that has come from the past year is that no matter the situation we are in, we have found ourselves busier than ever, and because of that, we are running out of steam; we are running out of ideas; we are running on empty!

Medcom tries in every way to help our clients and employers. We provide many different solutions for your team to make Compliance easier, ACA Reporting faster, COBRA understandable, and...

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How to Avoid Phishing Attacks

How to Avoid Phishing Attacks

Merry Christmas everyone!

With all the prepping for Santa's big visit tonight, we know that avoiding phishing scams is top of your list... yeah right. It may not be your focus at this moment, but avoiding email scams, particularly at this time of year, is tricky - just like the scammers - and Medcom wants to help you learn how to spot signs of email phishing and avoid being scammed any time of year. Thankfully, our resident HIPAA security guru and IT professional, Michael McGregor, wrote an article that addresses this topic. We first shared Michael'...

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5 Ways to Stay HIPAA Compliant

5 Ways to Stay HIPAA Compliant

If you follow any of our social media, keep up with healthcare news, or watch any type of news broadcast, you have heard about HIPAA and the importance of staying compliant. If not, here is a brief run-down of what every company should know about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act:

HIPAA Privacy Rule is a set of federal standards to protect the privacy of health information. The privacy rules provide patients with the right to access their records. The HIPAA Security Rule establishes national standards for the security of electronic protected health information (ePHI).  ...

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