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.

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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. So, why should your HR care about HIPAA compliance? It Helps Them Know What the Privacy Rules Protect and What They Don’t. HIPAA compliance for your business is only temporary.

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.

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! .

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.

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

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. 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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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Are Your Employment Law Policies in Compliance?

HR Counselor's Corner

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? How to Deliver Compliance Training?

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.

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. 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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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.”.

Exploring Virtual Collegiate Recovery In the Era of COVID-19: Building an Online Community

EverFi - HR

As campuses around the country made the shift to a virtual environment, those charged with overseeing collegiate recovery programs and resources have had to quickly identify what it all means for a community that is one of our most resilient, but at the same time one of our most vulnerable.

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.

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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? HIPAA.

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Exploring Virtual Collegiate Recovery In the Era of COVID-19: Building an Online Community

EverFi - HR

As campuses around the country made the shift to a virtual environment, those charged with overseeing collegiate recovery programs and resources have had to quickly identify what it all means for a community that is one of our most resilient, but at the same time one of our most vulnerable. This is the first of a three-part series exploring the concept of virtual collegiate recovery. How to Select the Right Tool.

5 Reasons You Should Invest in Online Therapy to Improve Your Mental Health

Thrive Global

In this article, we’ll highlight five reasons why you should invest in online therapy as an alternative to not taking care of your mental health care at all. Reason #1: Online therapy gets results. Online therapy can produce comparable results to traditional in-office therapy using popular behavioral health techniques like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Online therapists are equally educated and trained in comparison with their offline counterparts.

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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.

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.

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How (& Why) to Automate Your Employee Training

PlatCore

The same survey finds that 40 percent of worker time is spent on menial tasks that have no direct impact on core job goals. Putting this repetitive, never-ending work on autopilot can improve the employee experience – and your bottom-line. We all want meaningful work.

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.

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.

4 Types of Healthcare Careers for Coders

Career Metis

It is no secret that the healthcare industry has been slower on the uptake when it comes to innovative technology. However, now that it’s been fully embraced, the career opportunities for coders in healthcare are endless. Innovation advancements in the field are innumerable.

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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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Gail Trauco: “Learn to tell “your” story”

Thrive Global

Learn to tell “your” story and how it impacts what you do today. Tell the real story…the heart-breaking story…shining as the “survivor” and possessing a CEO’s toolbox to keep me in front of other Advocates. School was my favorite place in the world. Tell the truth.

Global Upside Achieves ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 Certification

Global Upside

This standard specifies requirements for the service provider to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and improve an SMS. The requirements include the design, transition, delivery, and improvement of services to fulfill agreed service requirements.

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?