HIPAA Audits Inbound

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday we learned that the U.S. The OCR plans to conduct desk and on-site audits for both covered entities and their business associates. The first set of audits will be desk audits of covered entities followed by a second round of desk audits of business associates.

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. Minimizing HIPAA Privacy Liability.

The Role of HIPAA Laws for Employers & HR

Workology

The Role of HIPAA Laws in Human Resources. When it comes to topics of privacy especially concerning employee healthcare benefits, HIPAA is one of the most misunderstood and miscommunicated for employers and employees. HIPAA is nebulous and in combination with any employer healthcare plan it creates a great deal of confusion and frustration for managers, HR and employees. What is HIPAA? The HIPAA Privacy Rule as outlined by the U.S.

Why Should You Archive Historical Employee Documentation?

LaborSoft

Wrapping up 2018: How and Why you should Archive Historical Documentation and Data. HR professionals at organizations know that they must adhere to strict employee recordkeeping requirements that are dictated by the government.

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.

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 U.S. In addition to the $2.4 The post Disclosures in Press Release Lead to $2.4M

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. For many in the field, these obligations have been a roadblock, and perhaps even a disincentive to make changes, especially digital ones.

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.

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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. Employees, thereby, need to be trained again in that area.

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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. The Act advises when employees must be allowed to join the plan.

Electronic Signatures: Ready For Prime Time After 148 Years

SuccessFactors

Electronic signatures (e-signatures), the concept of using a signal or process to show signing intent, has been around for a long time. In fact, the New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled in 1869 (Howley v. Over the years, laws and technology have continued to evolve.

Healthcare Compliance in 2020 and Beyond

Precheck

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. With data privacy concerns on the rise, what changes should healthcare organizations expect to encounter in practicing compliance?

Recordkeeping: What you must keep – and for how long

HR Morning

The trouble with recordkeeping at a lot of companies: You don’t know how complete your records are until you get involved in litigation or an audit. To be on the safe side, many employment law attorneys recommend you keep everything for at least five to seven years after an employee has left.

4 Ways to Kill Employee Trust

HRExecutive

A wide range of tools and technologies now in use by HR organizations around the world are collecting volumes of employee-related data. In this article, I will lay out the four dimensions of trust that comprise the ethical and fair use of employee-related data and analytics.

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PlatCore 2.3: Featuring Assignments, Reports, Roles, Skills & more…

PlatCore LMS

To learn more: Join our upcoming webinar Thu, Apr 18 , or. Schedule a personalized demo to see the PlatCore LMS for yourself. As always, they are FREE if you’re already on the platform. (If If you’re not already on the LMS, what are you waiting for!?).

Top Healthcare Compliance Initiatives for 2018

Precheck

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

4 Facts About Medicare That All Employers Should Know

HR Daily Advisor

Employers that offer group health insurance plans to their employees have an interest in learning how employees’ entitlement to Medicare benefits can affect the administration of those plans. This article discusses the coordination of benefits between the two plans.

More Tips for Managing Opioids in the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

In yesterday’s Advisor we began to explore ways of dealing with opioids in the workplace. Host Lunch and Learns and Information Sessions. Offer both mandatory and optional information sessions and training sessions about opioid use and addiction.

The Final Two: South Dakota, Alabama Pass Breach Notification Laws

HR Daily Advisor

Every state in the Union now has some type of law in place requiring companies to notify affected individuals of a data breach involving their information. South Dakota and Alabama, the final holdouts, enacted such measures in March. The law does not create a private right of action.

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4 reader updates (including the person who was jealous of her attractive employee)

Ask a Manager

My ex-roommate left documents in violation of HIPAA (#5 at the link). A brief update: A few aspects that the commenters mentioned that I hadn’t thought of but really helped inform my decision! 1) These charts might have handwritten notes on them that could be important for the patient’s treatment (there were markings on the charts, but again, I didn’t look deeply at them). My parents paid for my lawyer and the settlement amount.

The Real Impact of HR Technology on Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Prism HR

In today’s competitive labor market and shifting trends in human capital management, the responsibilities resting on the shoulders of HR professionals in small and medium-sized businesses are no easy feat. The use of HR technology is size-agnostic.

7 Top HR Mistakes Companies Make

Insperity

It’s easy to ignore the human resources side of your business when things are flowing smoothly. Relations with employees can be enjoyable and fulfilling or time-consuming and terrifying, depending on the situation. Make sure you’re retaining the right records.

9 benefits of choosing the right HR technology for your business

Insperity

Finding the right HR technology for your business is a little like shopping for a new smartphone – at least when it comes to determining what you’re looking for in a system. Would you buy a new smartphone without first putting some thought into how you plan to use it or what you need it for in the first place? Chances are, you’re going to spend some time thinking about the features and storage capacity you need right now and in the future.

Code of Ethics – How to Craft One, Follow One, and Partner With a Group That Understands the Idiosyncrasies

Emphasis HR

There are no clear rules, but you don’t agree with what the employee did. Don’t just hope the workers will always do the right thing. You don’t want your company getting a bad reputation due to the actions of one employee. It’s an age-old dilemma.

Leverage More ERP Sales with HCM Integration

InfinityHR

The powerful and strategic business processing management tools available can be used to manage data, automate manual process, generate impactful reporting and more for any organization. Comprehensive HCM solutions include the following components: Payroll Processing. HIPAA-compliance.

What Counts as a Qualifying Life Event? 

Namely

Whether your employees are walking down the aisle or expecting a new bundle of joy, chances are they aren’t thinking about their benefits in the heat of the moment. But these qualifying life events , or “QLEs” for short, give employees the rare opportunity to reevaluate and change their elections. Why QLEs Matter If you’ve ever conducted an open enrollment, you already know full well that benefits elections stick with employees for the duration of the plan year.

Don’t Let Your Data or Participants Get Lost in Space

HR Daily Advisor

Lost in Space” was a popular television series in the 1960s. Sabotage by crew member Dr. Zachary Smith threw the ship off course and launched endless adventures. The ensuing adventures are anything but fun. The EBSA Advisory Council to the U.S. by Mary B.

my boss wants me to hire her friend, employee spends lunch driving for Uber, and more

Ask a Manager

I am the hiring manager for a position I’m trying to fill. She has strong credentials, but she lives seven hours away from the organization in which I work and therefore wants to work remotely. I’ve told her that I realize she’s her friend and I’m sure she’s a strong performer, but I simply don’t feel her working remotely is the best set-up. Do you have the sort of relationship with your boss where you can be candid about that? I want the person on-site because of XYZ.

9th Circuit Faults Retiree Plan’s Disclosure of Lifetime Maximum

HR Daily Advisor

A federal appeals court recently confirmed that the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) prohibition of lifetime benefits maximums does not apply to retiree-only group health plans. The case is King v. Under the U.S. Again, the court disagreed.

Managing The Data Security Risks Of Patient Portals

SAP Innovation

The rapid advances of technology are affecting all areas of our lives, and in the process is throwing up new, and often unexpected challenges to our privacy, especially the security of our personal information.

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my coworker wants the company to pay for a week-long sex romp with his fired girlfriend

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work in a nonprofit recovery organization and as the department admin, I schedule a lot of the staff for the conferences and travel and handle the receipts. Several of our staff were fired last month due to a very big, very embarrassing, very avoidable HIPAA breach and one of the people fired was our assistant director’s girlfriend (yeah, he was openly dating a subordinate.). Just send in the clowns and it’s a circus.

How To Assess Your Cloud Migration Opportunities

SAP Innovation

Cloud technology is exciting because it’s the great equalizer—not just something for the big business players; cloud has potential benefits for businesses of all sizes and at all stages of the business cycle. If the answer above is ‘yes,’ articulate specifically how.

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Security, Assurance, and Trust: Core to our Values

Quickbase

That simple relationship can be characterized in different ways, depending on the context and industry, but it all comes down to Quick Base provides the platform where your organization builds and deploys apps to your users. There are 2 versions of the SIG: Lite and Full.

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