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Watch Out for the Most Common HIPAA Violations

Watch Out for the Most Common HIPAA Violations

There is a lot of conversation around what’s considered a violation of HIPAA rights and what is not. So, before we share the most common violations to be aware of, we feel we should first brief you on what HIPAA is and to whom it applies.

HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and intends to protect individuals' health information while allowing the flow of health information needed to provide high-quality healthcare. HIPAA consists of three parts: the Privacy Rule, the Security Rule, and the Breach Notification Rule.

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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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