Released March 2013
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 promulgated in late-January, 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.
A link to the press release from HHS and to the text of the Final Rule can be found below.
View Table of Contents for the Complete HIPAA Compliance Plan and Guide