2013 brought big changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. With the implementation of the Final Omnibus Rule, patient privacy regulations are more stringent than ever, and the fines for violating these rules are staggering. As a result, it is increasingly important that any healthcare provider or business that handles protected health information (PHI) takes measures to carefully adhere to these regulations. How does your facility stack up?
If there's any question with regards to your ability to adhere to patient privacy standards, now is the time to review and update your policies. By following these steps to becoming a HIPAA compliant medical office, you'll be up to speed in no time.