All Employee Medical Information Isn’t Protected by HIPAA

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Regardless of your political views, I think it’s safe to say that the U.S. I’m not here to tell anyone how they should feel about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Meanwhile, I received the Foley & Lardner LLP newsletter and it included an article from our friend Mark Neuberger on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). I thought the information was timely, so asked him if he would share his knowledge with us.

GattiHR Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group

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Why HR Needs to Care about HIPAA Compliance

Effortless HR

A key consideration for your organization’s human resources department is adherence to HIPAA laws. HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, which requires that businesses should take safeguards to maintain the confidentiality of all electronic medical records. So, why should your HR care about HIPAA compliance? It Helps Them Know What the Privacy Rules Protect and What They Don’t. To Ensure Continuous Compliance.

How HR Pros In Healthcare Companies Can Comply with HIPAA

HR Management

HIPAA is the acronym for Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This law is intended to improve the portability and continuity of health insurance coverage. As a part of the HR department, you are responsible for ensuring compliance with all HIPAA regulations.

Docusign HIPAA Compliance

HR Morning

Conversations with health plans and providers about digital business processes often begin with a single question: “Is it HIPAA compliant?” With meaningful use fueling EHR adoption, in addition to the need for a secure, auditable solution, it is no wonder that regulations are top of mind for healthcare and life science professionals. Download this whitepaper to learn more. Learn more! .

Assessments, Policies, and Training Are Key to HIPAA Compliance

HR Daily Advisor

The keys for plan sponsors to avoid penalties under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as other liability that may come with data breaches, were discussed by HIPAA experts in a recent webinar. Periodic risk assessments, updated policies and procedures, and ongoing training are critical to HIPAA compliance, said Kathryn Bakich, senior vice president at Segal Consulting. Minimizing HIPAA Privacy Liability.

Payroll Provider Completing ACA Reporting? Better check for HIPAA compliance!

OmegaHR Solutions

This post is a guest post from Mark Combs who is the CEO of ACAReportingService.com. It provides some very important information for all employers dealing with the ACA reporting. Employers subject to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting obligations are now feverishly completing their forms 1095 and distributing them to their employees. For many the process given to us by the IRS has been painful and required quite a steep learning curve.

Are Your Employment Law Policies in Compliance?

HR Counselor's Corner

Are you confident you’re in compliance? Completing an HR Assessment can ensure legal compliance with federal and state employment laws, regulations and HR best practices. Performing the assessment will not only help you measure risk and legal compliance, but also identify areas in need of process improvements – all of which could threaten the continued success of your business. . Child Labor laws are implemented for workers under the age of 18.

7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo

Compliance training is usually a part of every employee’s initial training process. Compliance training resources and modules generally consist of a long list of code of conduct which includes topics such as anti-harassment, bribery, FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practice Act), protection of company data, client interactions, usage of company property and data security, etc. Are your Compliance Training Resources Effective?

Top Five LMS Features for Effective Pharmaceutical Compliance Training

SkyPrep

Every pharmaceutical team faces compliance challenges that are common to the pharmaceutical industry. In the prescription opioid business, accurate and precise communication is really important. The company is required to keep pace with product monographs and information prescription provided by the government which is also forever-changing. When government regulations for any product change, the learning content for that specific topic also expires.

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Benefits of Using a Learning Management System for Your Ongoing and Recurring Training

SkyPrep

Ongoing and recurring training are vital types of training that contributes to the success of the business. Using both types of training within your organization will ensure your employees are sufficiently trained on company processes and procedures and are compliant with policies and regulations. You run the risk of having poor-performing employees and face liabilities if you do not offer consistent ongoing and recurring training.

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7 Modules Your Compliance Training Resources Must Include

Kitaboo

Compliance training is usually a part of every employee’s initial training process. Are your Compliance Training Resources Effective? Earlier, in-house training specialists used to undertake the task of delivering training or companies would hire a professional trainer to deliver compliance training. Employees quickly glance through them and go for the start test button. How to Deliver Compliance Training?

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Disclosures in Press Release Lead to $2.4M HIPAA Settlement

HR Daily Advisor

million to settle allegations that it violated the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) by disclosing protected health information (PHI) in a press release. The statement from Memorial Hermann Health System (MHHS) involved an incident in which a patient was arrested for allegedly presenting false identification. The U.S. In addition to the $2.4 million monetary payment, the settlement includes a 2-year corrective action plan (CAP).

How to Drive Organizational Compliance with LMS Workflow Automation

SkyPrep

It is essential that your workforce is following your company policies and procedures strictly for your organization to comply with the laws and regulations. Managing employee compliance training and ensuring your workforce is compliant at all times can be a daunting task. However, you can automate this process through LMS workflow automation (If the LMS provides this feature). You will have the data you need to stay on top of your workforce’s compliance status.

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HIPAA, Data Breaches and What You Should Know (Even If You’re Not a Healthcare Company)

HR Workplace Services

When it comes to compliance, most everyone agrees that the privacy regulations set forth by HIPAA are necessary. For healthcare organizations, a full commitment to HIPAA compliance is obligatory. a company that offers a self-funded insurance plan to their employees, is considering doing so, or is simply an organization that has a decent number of employees participating in the company-sponsored health plan, it is wise to make sure that you’re fully in the know.

How To Master HIPAA Compliance And Security In The Cloud

SAP Innovation

In a world of tight healthcare budgets and increasing pressure to implement new technology, many healthcare CIOs are looking to the cloud for solutions. The flexibility and potential cost savings that cloud services can offer are obvious benefits to healthcare executives facing ever-higher costs to collect, collate, and store vast amounts of digital data. HIPAA: then and now. HIPAA was introduced in 1996 to regulate the use and disclosure of health information.

Hospital’s Disclosure of Sensitive PHI to Employer Results in $387K HIPAA Settlement

HR Daily Advisor

A New York hospital agreed to pay $387,200 to resolve Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy allegations that it disclosed a patient’s particularly sensitive health information, including HIV status, to his employer. The U.S. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center after the patient filed a complaint that his medical records had been faxed to his employer. Along with the impermissible disclosure itself, St. The CAP also requires St.

Healthcare Compliance in 2020 and Beyond

Precheck

Healthcare Compliance in 2020 and Beyond Nov. With data privacy laws being proposed and enforced worldwide, it’s no surprise that many healthcare organizations are revisiting their internal compliance guidelines. A lot has changed since President Bill Clinton signed HIPAA into law in 1996, and compliance officers and their teams have complex legal waters to navigate. Are there tools out there to make compliance easier? Topics: Healthcare Compliance Comments.

Top Compliance Issues in Healthcare for 2019

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Top Compliance Issues in Healthcare for 2019 Nov. Given stringent federal patient privacy laws and the growing threat of cyberattacks and data breaches, the conventional wisdom is that healthcare organizations are investing more resources than ever on compliance. But a recent industry study suggests healthcare providers have a long way to go when it comes to compliance. C orporate Compliance & Ethics Week , which runs Nov.

NLRB judge strikes down termination based on HIPAA violation

Ohio Employer's Law

HIPAA. Five letters that strike fear into the heart of anyone that handles employee medical information. That is, anyone except an NLRB judge passing judgment on whether an employer was justified in firing a union-supporting employee for clear HIPAA violations. The judge concluded that the employee’s HIPAA violation did not strip her of the Act’s protection. HIPAA isn’t the only law that mandates the confidentiality of medical information.

Employer compliance must-do’s for every small business

Genesis HR Solutions

For a small business owner, employer compliance is just one of many things on a very long to-do list. However, compliance is no simple matter—keeping up with the latest federal and state business laws is much easier said than done. From COBRA and HIPAA to the ACA, it can be hard to navigate through the alphabet soup to ensure employer compliance with regulations. Employer compliance continues to be a pain point for organizations of all sizes.

10 Questions To Ask To Ensure Your Cloud Services Provider Is HIPAA-Compliant

SAP Innovation

More companies are looking to the cloud for business and data storage solutions, especially those in the healthcare space. If your business must be HIPAA-compliant, these 10 questions to ensure HIPAA compliance might save you some major headaches down the road. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act , is one way that security and privacy is regulated. Does your cloud provider have the right policies in place?

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Developing Partnerships for Compliance in Healthcare

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Developing Partnerships for Compliance in Healthcare Nov. Maintaining a healthcare compliance program can be challenging for compliance officers as they guide their organizations through an increasingly complex landscape, but developing partnerships can help. To successfully navigate federal patient-privacy laws and protect against cyber attacks and data breaches, compliance officers will need to think strategically and work closely with other stakeholders.

Online Courses to Better Yourself as an HR Professional

GattiHR

Free Online Courses to Better Yourself as an HR Professional. At GattiHR, we watch the careers of HR professionals grow and evolve across industries and businesses. View the Course Here. The ability to balance both equally is a skill that requires knowledge and practice.

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10 Questions To Ask To Ensure Your Cloud Services Provider Is HIPAA-Compliant

SAP Innovation

More companies are looking to the cloud for business and data storage solutions, especially those in the healthcare space. If your business must be HIPAA-compliant, these 10 questions to ensure HIPAA compliance might save you some major headaches down the road. HIPAA, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act , is one way that security and privacy is regulated. Does your cloud provider have the right policies in place?

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Top Healthcare Compliance Initiatives for 2018

Precheck

Top Healthcare Compliance Initiatives for 2018 Nov. It’s not just the financial industry that faces risks from cybercriminals; healthcare organizations, with their massive databases full of personal information, have become common targets as well. Compliance specialists and leaders will have their work cut out for them in the coming year. “We In light of increased threats, here’s what compliance offers will be dealing with in 2018. Stepping Up Training.

Three Ways Metrics Can Help Avoid Common Compliance Mistakes

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No company wants to end up in the headlines for a code of conduct violation, or for not updating its policies based on the latest legislation. But unfortunately, even after organizations spend significant amounts of time and money on compliance, slip-ups happen. The problem, reports Harvard Business Review , is that compliance training is not enough. million fine for HIPAA violations.

How Healthcare HR and Compliance Can Partner for More Successful Employee Onboarding

Precheck

How Healthcare HR and Compliance Can Partner for More Successful Employee Onboarding Mar. Healthcare compliance officers are challenged with overseeing their organization's compliance program, but they can’t do it alone, especially when it comes to new hires. They must partner with HR to ensure compliance is effectively integrated into the overall onboarding process. It all starts with the onboarding process. Customize Your New-Hire Training.

Top 5 LMS Workflow Automation Hacks to Simplify Your Employee Training Program

SkyPrep

Providing your workforce with efficient training is crucial for organizations to run seamlessly. Utilizing workflow automation capabilities in your LMS is fundamental to helping you streamline your training processes, reduce human error, provide better internal controls, and improve efficiency. You have a variety of actions of what you can accomplish from auto-enrolling your learners into the relevant course to sending out alerts when a learner’s training is to be completed.

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Year 2016 Was Biggest Yet for HIPAA Privacy Enforcement

HR Daily Advisor

The year 2016 was by far the biggest yet for monetary settlements under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) privacy and security rules, and 2017 thus far is proceeding apace, a leading HIPAA attorney told a recent conference. The U.S. Three more were concluded in the first 2 months of 2017, along with an outright penalty of $3.2 We pick cases that highlight for you the industry compliance issues we’re seeing.”

A Day in the Life of a Health Care Industry Compliance Manager

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Karen Shell watched intently when the Senate Judiciary Committee held confirmation hearings in January for the next U.S. As the director of compliance for National Seating and Mobility (NSM), her interest in these hearings might not be clear at first, but Shell says a shakeup in the Department of Justice's philosophy and focus could seriously affect business. It's impossible to follow the rules if you don't know what they are and how they change," says Shell.

3 Takeaways from the HCCA 2018 Compliance Institute

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3 Takeaways from the HCCA 2018 Compliance Institute Apr. Last week, the 22nd Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) Compliance Institute was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 3,000 healthcare compliance professionals gathered at the single most comprehensive healthcare compliance conference. The following represent my top takeaways from HCCA’s 2018 Compliance Institute. The OIG’s Lesson on Achieving Better Outcomes.

Use This Compliance Calendar to Keep You Organized for Benefits Planning

Zenefits

As the new year takes hold, smart owners are planning ahead for the year in every aspect of their business, and setting goals for sales, production, and employees. If you’re a business owner, take the time to create a plan for the coming year when it comes to benefits administration, as well. The Zenefits’ 2020 Compliance Calendar can help you get organized, meet all regulatory needs, and make it easier to manage your benefits plan responsibilities.

Employee Network Inc. Successfully Achieves SOC 2 Type 1 Compliance

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a benefits integration and engagement company, announces the successful completion of its 2019 SOC 2 Type 1 examination. completed the engagement. This is eni’s third consecutive year maintaining compliance. Completion of the SOC 2 Type 1 examination is widely recognized for demonstrating an organization’s commitment to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Trust Services Criteria. To learn more about 360 Advanced, visit [link].

Who Is Subject to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Regulations?

HR Daily Advisor

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) imposes requirements to protect and help consumers maintain both their health insurance and their privacy. The maintenance, security, and privacy of all confidential personal information about the policyholder and all others on the policy, including regulations on when such information can be disclosed. This is the main provision that most people are referring to when discussing “HIPAA compliance.”.

How HR and Compliance Can Partner for More Successful Employee Onboarding

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How HR and Compliance Can Partner for More Successful Employee Onboarding Mar. Healthcare compliance officers are challenged with overseeing their organization's compliance program, but they can’t do it alone, especially when it comes to new hires. They must partner with HR to ensure compliance is effectively integrated into the overall onboarding process. It all starts with the onboarding process. Customize Your New-Hire Training.

Compliance Checklist: Federal Employment Laws You Need To Know At Every Stage Of Your Company’s Growth

Zenefits

With a fast-growing small business, compliance is just one of many things on your to-do list, behind hiring, improving operations, and fine-tuning your products. Employers may only hire those who can legally work in the United States and must maintain up-to-date I-9 forms for all employees. Employers must withhold and pay the federal government a set percentage of employee wages for the federal government. One key amendment includes the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Join Paycor's HR & Compliance Webinar Summit on June 9

Paycor

Paycor is gathering top HR industry experts on June 9, 2016 for the Summer HR and Compliance Web Summit , a free all-day online conference to share best practices and tips for managing employees. Register below to learn from industry experts as they share their knowledge on several great topics, including: HR Megatrends: Keeping Ahead of the Curve. You need to embrace the future trends your business is facing to stay relevant.

What is ERISA?

HR Daily Advisor

ERISA stands for the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. In short, this is the federal law that creates standards for retirement, health, and pension plans. Even though such plans are typically set up privately, employers that opt to offer them have an obligation to meet the requirements under ERISA when implementing their plans. The Act advises when employees must be allowed to join the plan. Compensation benefits COBRA ERISA HIPAA

The increased need for HR risk management tools

PeopleStrategy

Issues directly and indirectly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic made many aspects of running a business and managing employees significantly more complicated. Due to the various new regulations that must be quickly learned and properly implemented in COVID-19’s wake – not to mention the ways that pandemic-related concerns affect how existing regulations are applied – HR risk management has become even more complicated.

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