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. All desk audits in this phase will be completed by the end of December 2016. Audited entities will submit documents online via a new secure audit portal on OCR’s website.

The Role of HIPAA Laws for Employers & HR


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.


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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.

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).

Why Should You Archive Historical Employee Documentation?


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. Therefore, implementing a holistic records management program is integral to conducting business and satisfying the stringent regulations, and the end of the calendar year is an optimal time for a reminder.

Top Five LMS Features for Effective Pharmaceutical Compliance Training


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.


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. Here are 10 questions to ask when looking for the right cloud provider.

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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.

Online Courses to Better Yourself as an HR Professional


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.


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.”

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

Electronic Signatures: Ready For Prime Time After 148 Years


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. But it was not until the new millennium that the U.S. Electronic signature technology has grown significantly since ESIGN went into effect, especially in the U.S., Want to learn more?

Webinar | Remote Learning & Health Education for Districts

EverFi - HR

The long-term impact of remote learning on our student populations has yet to be determined, but we know that when it comes to health education, doing nothing is not an option. Remote Learning & Health Education for Districts presentation.


How The Right Employee & Labor Relations Technology Can Prevent Data Breaches


Back in 2018, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, or NCCIC, an arm of the U.S. Given that as consumers we are inundated with data breach debacles and security snafus in the media constantly, it often goes in one ear and out the other.

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Data Governance, Data Management and Low-Code


As with any IT system, these same leaders are also responsible for the digital information which is collected, processed and stored. After all, digital information is the foundation upon which most businesses operate today. An online database like Quick Base is structured.

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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. That’s why it’s essential to know — before you find yourself in some kind of legal dispute — what documents you need to hold onto and what you can trash without putting your company at risk. 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.

Healthcare Compliance in 2020 and Beyond


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. According to SAI Global’s 2019 Healthcare Compliance Benchmark Report , the bulk of a contemporary healthcare compliance officer’s responsibilities — 67.5% — concerns HIPAA privacy and security. Security training can prevent these breaches, and that should be emphasized upfront.”.


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employers – HRWS maintains a bird’s eye view of the Country’s most pressing business issues. We developed the “HRWS 5” to highlight and give some perspective on the most pressing HR topics that challenged U.S. THE HRWS 5. Bonus” Topic: Rise of the Lawyers.

What Should Small Businesses Know About Data Security?


In 2020, almost a third of data breaches — or 28% — impacted small businesses, according to the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations report. . The United States Small Business Association reports 88% of SBOs feel vulnerable to cyberattacks. HIPAA violations max out at $1.5


Key considerations before moving to a long-term hybrid work model

Business Management Daily

Last year, many companies allowed employees to work from home for the first time. While vaccines are becoming more widely available, not everyone is eager to return to the office for business as usual. This will save you and the candidates time. Making the Transition.

Top Healthcare Compliance Initiatives for 2018


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 We are seeing a significant number of cyber breaches and ransomware,” says Gerry Blass, President and CEO of ComplyAssistant , which provides HIPAA compliance solutions. “In

Top 4 DocuSign Alternatives

TrustRadius HR

E-Signature tools allow companies to make the contract and negotiations process faster and more accessible. DocuSign has become a common choice for many, yet it is not the only choice. The Pros & Cons of DocuSign. We can also have customers correct documents easily.

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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!?). Three powerful features have been added to course assignments, making training automation even easier. You can specify the course, learner and schedule for any training to recur.

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. Before anything else, let’s address what could possibly be an elephant in the room. “HR The use of HR technology is size-agnostic. They are competing with each other for a limited talent pool, and they have to get creative in the way they source.

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. In other words, it answers the question: How does my company health plan interact with Medicare? The post 4 Facts About Medicare That All Employers Should Know appeared first on HR Daily Advisor.

3 big ideas from a Top 100 HR Tech Influencer


John Sumser , founder and principal analyst for HRExaminer, has witnessed change in the HR-technology realm that puts him among the pantheon of advisors and observers. An engineer by training, Sumser has worked an array of jobs. I spent one-third of the time crying.

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. Under the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act (SB 318), signed March 28 by Gov. The law also requires all of these covered entities to implement “reasonable security measures” to prevent such breaches.

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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.

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. Have a professional come in during lunch hour and offer your employees free food if they come to your lunch to learn about opioids. Promote Counseling and Training Programs.

9 benefits of choosing the right HR technology for your business


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.

A return-to-work process after an extended employee absence


The return to work can be a significant transition for your employees who have been out of the office for weeks to months. You’ll have to help them reacclimate to the workplace as smoothly and quickly as possible. Overview of the return-to-work process.

7 Top HR Mistakes Companies Make


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. Being proactive in the area of HR, recognizing and rectifying HR mistakes before they become serious problems, can save you countless headaches and protect your business against costly legal claims. Make sure you’re retaining the right records.

4 Ways to Kill Employee Trust


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. As we bring in more and more data-collecting technology into the HR function, data privacy must be an area of focus for HR leaders. The sister of privacy is security.

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Use This Compliance Calendar to Keep You Organized for Benefits Planning


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. Plan-specific deadlines only occur when a qualifying event triggers the need for action.

my old boss is now my peer, asking for a pay increase for working from home, and more

Ask a Manager

In 2020, my workplace had a restructure and layoffs due to the pandemic. My then-boss was essentially demoted to my level and we now share the same title. This person is very lovely, and sometimes the feedback they have really does help me.

What Counts as a Qualifying Life Event? 


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.

Leverage More ERP Sales with HCM Integration


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. Business owners and leadership stakeholders love the functionality of these systems because it allows them and their employees to focus on more meaningful projects for the company. Comprehensive HCM solutions include the following components: Payroll Processing. HIPAA-compliance.