HIPAA Violations and Small Practices

Small practices are at risk for HIPAA violations. Here are the 5 most common types and their consequences. Are you prepared?

HIPAA, aka the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, requires providers and healthcare organizations to protect patient health information.

The official definition of HIPAA is:

“The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge.”

Before I go further, let me remind you that even though the I =Insurance, this is not about practices or businesses that take insurance. This affects all of our practices, cash-based or not.

In episode #91 of the NP Business Matters Podcast, I talk about the most common violations and the consequences of these violations that practices have experienced and want to avoid.

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