The Law Says We Should All Freak Out At The Same Time

In a recent session I conducted on the Omnibus Rule, I was answering questions from the audience. I tend to add humor to my sessions as much as possible. HIPAA isn’t a topic especially worthy of attentiveness on Saturday morning at 9am.  The question was about how do...

Please, Just Do My HIPAA For Me!

So many people are struggling to get caught up on their compliance obligations because they just don’t have the time or resources to deal with it.  We hear this so often I felt it was time to write an article on how we respond to the request.  There are several points...

Wellpoint Resolution Provides More Valuable Lessons

I have written before about learning from others mistakes. I know many folks in the small CE and BA world brush off the news of the $1,700,000 Wellpoint Settlement as something that happens only to the big guys. There is so much to learn here, I hope you will take a...

Do Your BA Due Diligence

Long gone are the days that you pull down a template Business Associate Agreement and everyone just signs it.  BAs may not understand the extent of their obligations under HIPAA.  You need to confirm your agreements plus check what they are really doing to comply. I...