Workshop event hosted by Kalibr

Workshop event hosted by Kalibr

I will be speaking at an upcoming workshop hosted by Kalibr.   Kalibr is a financial services group aimed specifically at physicians and dentists.   If you are a physician or dentist, the event is free to attend and dinner will be provided.   If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to: JohnMcCadden@TheNautilusGroup.com   The […]

Business Associate Agreements Between Covered Entities

Business Associate Agreements Between Covered Entities

During our mock HIPAA audit process, we always verify Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) for our clients who are either Covered Entities (CEs) or Business Associates (BAs). In the process of deciding which BAAs are required, we are often asked about what agreement needs to be in place between two CEs who are working together. For instance, […]

How to Prepare For HIPAA Breaches

How to Prepare For HIPAA Breaches

There are many steps you can take to prepare your organization for a HIPAA breach. If you are proactive, you can mitigate the severity of a breach considerably. And if you have the right policies in place, you can save your practice from large fines and other financial costs. Lets go over the things your […]

HIPAA and Minimum Necessary Disclosures

HIPAA and Minimum Necessary Disclosures

HIPAA regulations state that when using or disclosing PHI (protected health information) or when requesting PHI from another covered entity (a doctor’s office, dental practice, etc), a covered entity must make reasonable efforts to limit PHI, to the minimum necessary, to accomplish the intended purpose of the use, disclosure or request. So how do we accomplish […]

Rules For Sending And Receiving Protected Health Information (PHI)

Rules For Sending And Receiving Protected Health Information (PHI)

HIPAA requires that covered entities (organizations who provide treatment to patients, bill insurance plans, or create protected health information (PHI)) must protect their PHI. This protection extends to sending and receiving PHI. Moreover, there are specific rules for how to send PHI to outside entities like other practices, insurance companies, and patients themselves. First, lets […]