Policies and Procedures
Hospitals, health care practitioners, office practices and business associates must have written HIPAA policies and procedures. As a result, we develop and consult on HIPAA compliance plans that include HIPAA privacy and security, policies and procedures and breach reporting requirements in compliance with the HIPAA Rules. Most important, HIPAA Associates is always available to assist you when questions arise regarding the HIPAA Rule. HIPAA consulting is the main focus of our organization.
Business Associate Agreements
HIPAA requires that you have a Business Associate Agreement with business partners that you contract with to provide services if they access, use or disclose protected health information (PHI). For example, accounting, billing, legal, risk management and IT services. Accordingly, we will help you identify business associates and provide business associate agreements.
Privacy Complaint Response
We will investigate any privacy or security complaint made to an individual, group, practice, or business associate. Most importantly, we are experienced in responding to Office for Civil Rights investigative letters and work with them to resolve complaints.
Breach Analysis and Notification
It is important for an organization to follow all necessary steps to report a breach successfully to the OCR. Breaches can vary depending on circumstances and may be handled differently case by case. We know that the timing of breach reports can sometimes make a difference We have the experience to know how best to report a breach to place the organization in a better light with the OCR.HIPAA Associates works with clients dealing with a breach of unsecured PHI. Moreover, we manage notification to the individual, mitigation of damages, retraining and reporting to the Office for Civil Rights.
HIPAA Consulting and Advice
We consult and advise on individual issues related to HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification. Above all, HIPAA Associates has the experience to understand and assess all aspects of the HIPAA Rule. Consequently we help protect your organization from issues that may involve the OCR. Most important of all, HIPAA consulting and management is the key focus of our company.