"mega-rule" regulations went into effect March 26, 2013. Even if you
have previously implemented a HIPAA plan, you have new regulations you must
follow and implement immediately.
View Press Release
See page 16 of this newsletter to
read how the new rules affect your dermatology practice and why you must update
your current program.
Ellzey Coding Solutions
is proud to offer The HealthCare Group's brand new Complete HIPAA Compliance
Plan and Guide for its dermatology clients. This easy-to-implement
all-inclusive plan includes a Staff Training CD, an essential component to your
The Complete HIPAA
Compliance Plan and Guide is a comprehensive self-help guide to implementing
the Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules contained in HIPAA; the
Plan and Guide serves as a one-stop shop for your Practice to create and
implement a HIPAA-compliant Compliance Plan, and is fully updated to include
the recent HIPAA mega-rule that became effective March 2013.
Included is a Staff
Privacy/Security Training PowerPoint presentation (CD format) to facilitate effective
HIPAA-required staff training. The CD also contains additional
compliance-related training, and in particular, a detailed discussion of the
breach notification rules, including pertinent definitions, examples of what
constitutes a “breach”, notification requirements, and a sample breach
notification letter, to ensure that your Practice is aware of what to do should
a breach occur. Given the enormous costs and penalties that your Practice could
face as a result of a breach, this information is truly something that your
Practice cannot do without!
Also included is an
updated Business Associate Agreement template that is adaptable to your
Practice’s needs, as well as a helpful checklist for you to evaluate Business
Associate Agreements prepared by those outside of your Practice to make sure
that your Practice is protected. Other helpful exhibits include a Notice of
Privacy Practices template and Authorization form.
View Table of Contents for theComplete HIPAA Compliance Plan and Guide
A link to the press
release from HHS and to the text of the Final Rule can be found below.