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Are you compliant with the HIPAA Mega Rule?
Last Updated: 07/15/2016

HIPAA "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 plan.

he 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.

Final Rule

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