HIPAA refers to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. In health care, the term HIPAA is used to refer to Title II of the larger law that deals with Administrative Simplification. Our firm assists health care providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses in complying with Title II's privacy rule and security rule and its other legal requirements. Examples of HIPAA issues include:
- Notification of a breach of confidentiality
- Determining whether an entity must comply with HIPAA's requirements
- Comprehensive policy and form development
- Business associate identification and contracts
- Training of staff
- Responding to complaints
For health care providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses, compliance with HIPAA's Title II Administrative Simplification requirements is mandatory. Title II requires administrative compliance from both employers and health care practitioners with national standards for the use, disclosure, and security of protected health information.
Title II demands health care providers to comply with the strict standards for patient privacy and confidentiality of their health care information. Gilliland, Maguire & Harper, PC can help you meet required deadlines, minimize delays, and strictly adhere to reporting requirements. We can also advise you on related issues such as HIPAA's mandatory breach notification rules, training of staff for any covered health care provider, drafting of required HIPAA policies and the Notice of Privacy Practices, preparation of business associate contracts, how to respond to patient complaints, and how to comply with HIPAA's administrative requirements Our firm also offers publications to assist providers in complying with HIPAA's requirements.