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HITECH Act of 2009

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An important part of being HIPAA-compliant is adhering to provisions laid out by the HITECH Act of 2009. HITECH is an act that was created under HIPAA and expands upon the various protections required to be HIPAA compliant. Here’s what you need to know about the HITECH Act and how it impacts your medical practice: […]

HITECH Compliance

The Mystery of Doctor Credentialing

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Doctor credentialing is the process by which a third party evaluates the history, qualifications, experience, and ongoing education of a practicing physician or healthcare professional. Credentialing allows insurance companies and patients to ascertain the quality of care they can expect to receive from the doctor in question. It also protects patients by verifying any malpractice […]

The Mystery Of Doctor Credentialing

What is HIPAA Compliance?

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, commonly referred to as HIPAA, sets forth policies that protect the way patient’s medical information is stored and shared. Federal Law requires your medical practice to be HIPAA compliant. This means that the way you protect patient’s medical records and other information adheres to HIPAA standards. In order […]

HITECH Compliance

HIPAA & OIG Compliance Plans

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Both OIG and HIPAA offer downloadable compliance forms on their respective websites in order to help healthcare professionals develop and monitor internal adherence to the required guidelines. But reviewing compliance requirements is not enough. In order to maintain HIPAA and OIG compliancy, your practice must create a comprehensive plan that includes the following action steps: […]

What is HIPAA Compliance?