All Employee Medical Information Isn’t Protected by HIPAA

HR Bartender

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). I thought the information was timely, so asked him if he would share his knowledge with us.

Court: HIPAA Violations are Grounds for Termination

HR Daily Advisor

The Kentucky Court of Appeals recently upheld the termination of a nurse who unintentionally disclosed a patient’s confidential health information while she was conducting a procedure. The circuit court dismissed her claims, and Michelle appealed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

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.

Ready for your HIPAA Audits?

Mercer

Federal regulators have released the next round of HIPAA audits, including their priorities for privacy and security guidance. Learn what you’ll need to do in order to comply. The post Ready for your HIPAA Audits? appeared first on Mercer PeoplePro Blog. Health & Wellness Barbara Jessen emerging business entrepreneur entrepreneurs human resources SBA SCORE SHRM small business small business advice small business incubators start ups

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.

Phishing Scam Leads to $400,000 HIPAA Settlement at Colorado Health Center

HR Daily Advisor

Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN) filed the required breach report with HHS in January 2012. And when MCPN finally did start conducting risk analyses, they were insufficient to comply with HIPAA’s security rule. The settlement also includes a detailed corrective action plan.

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. For many the process given to us by the IRS has been painful and required quite a steep learning curve.

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.

Health System’s $400K HIPAA Settlement Shows Need to Update Business Associate Agreements

HR Daily Advisor

A Rhode Island health system’s $400,000 settlement of a federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)enforcement action illustrates the importance of keeping business associate agreements (BAAs) up to date when circumstances or regulations change.

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

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. The CAP also requires St.

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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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.

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.

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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What do you do with old personnel records?

OmegaHR Solutions

Don’t let your secrets get away through the trash. You also don’t need to keep most of the records from an employee that you terminated 10 years ago. Industrial spies, ex-employees, reporters and other snoops go through the trash of companies looking for all sorts of records.

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. This is the main provision that most people are referring to when discussing “HIPAA compliance.”.

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.

Top Compliance Issues in Healthcare for 2019

Precheck

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. HIPAA privacy is second at 51 percent.

Three Ways Metrics Can Help Avoid Common Compliance Mistakes

Cornerstone On Demand

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. The problem, reports Harvard Business Review , is that compliance training is not enough. million fine for HIPAA violations.

Enrollment Notices: Mastering the Method for Optimal Delivery

benefitexpress

The DOL, PPACA, ERISA, COBRA, and HIPAA all have separate guidelines for the ACA marketplace notice for initial and open benefit enrollment. Untangle the requirements for your own notice and learn best practices for including the notice seamlessly in your benefits strategy. The presentation covers what needs to be in the notice as well as rules for delivering the notice to employees.

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

Cornerstone On Demand

Karen Shell watched intently when the Senate Judiciary Committee held confirmation hearings in January for the next U.S. It's impossible to follow the rules if you don't know what they are and how they change," says Shell. We also use technology to train and inform employees.

Why You Should Keep Track of Employee Training

Insperity

What can tracking your employees’ training do for your human resources strategy? It keeps your workers in compliance with state or industry regulations and puts them on track for advancement so that your business can stay current with prevailing trends and maintain a workforce that is engaged and ready for the future. Continuing education (CE) is required within many fields for workers to stay up-to-date on new technologies, skills and developments within the industry.

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Employer compliance must-do’s for every small business

Genesis HR Solutions

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.

What You Can Do When HR Doesn’t Listen – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

That being said, human resources is often the “go-to” place for employees and they need to feel comfortable coming to HR. When HR met with me, they never listened to my side of the story. ” because the other employee has anxiety. I’m not naïve.

Don’t Accidentally Give Thieves Access to Your Computer Systems

HR Daily Advisor

If you follow the latest cybersecurity news, you are certainly aware of the Apple-FBI legal dispute in California. The dispute concerns purported “back doors” into iPhones as well as attempts to “hack” secure mobile devices. Indeed, in April, the U.S.

That time Justin Bieber’s “L’il Biebers” caused a sex discrimination lawsuit

Ohio Employer's Law

File this one under the category of I can’t make this stuff up. Apparently, Justin Bieber’s testicles are at the center of a recently filed sex discrimination lawsuit. On the day in question … Lombardo heard a rumor that Bieber was in for a sexually transmitted infection.

What Is the Meaning of HR Confidentiality?

Evil HR Lady

Human Resources practitioners online receive frequent emails from employees that say, “I had a problem, so I went to HR. Well, here are some of the things that HR must act on. To keep reading, click here: What Is the Meaning of HR Confidentiality

This military hospital’s social media cluster-you-know-what checks all the wrong boxes

The Employer Handbook

Originally, I was toying with titling this post, “ What Employers Can Learn From Military Nurses Who Pose Newborns Dancing to 50 Cent, Give Them The Finger, And Then Snap A Video And Photo Captioned, ‘How I currently feel about these mini Satans.’

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Developing Partnerships for Compliance in Healthcare

Precheck

Getting other departments involved is the best way to ensure compliance becomes part of the culture of the organization,” says David Sims, Managing Partner at Security First IT, an IT security and support firm that specializes in healthcare.

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.

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

Creating a Game-Changing Full HCM Solution with BirdDogHR and InfinityHR

InfinityHR

InfinityHR will be joining ExakTime and BirdDogHR to round out the suite so Arcoro will be able to offer a true, full HCM solution to its current clientele as well as to the open market overall. With that background information out of the way, let’s talk about what makes the BirdDogHR and InfinityHR pairing so interesting. Learning Management. In contrast, InfinityHR specializes more closely to the HCM/Core-HR space. Time-Off Manager.

Why Should You Archive Historical Employee Documentation?

LaborSoft

HR professionals at organizations know that they must adhere to strict employee recordkeeping requirements that are dictated by the government. The longer an employee is at your company, the larger their personnel file becomes.