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Do You Know the Difference Between HIPAA Versus the Common Rule?
The HIPAA Privacy Rule establishes the conditions under which protected health information may be used or disclosed by covered entities for research purposes. The Common Rule is a federal policy regarding Human Subjects. Implementation of the Final Rule related to the Common Rule is January 21, 2019. Do you know what the differences are between these two regulations?
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| Categories: AIHC Free CEU Articles, AIHC Professional Articles | Tags: DOD, HHS, OCR, Providers, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Common Rule, Training, Continuing Education | View Count: (373)
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Telehealth, HIPAA, and Cybersecurity

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Telehealth, HIPAA, and Cybersecurity
Telehealth is an increasingly important tool for healthcare organizations to provide patients with more accessible and affordable care options. However, in the excitement of developing telehealth programs, organizations should not lose sight of privacy and security regulations that apply to these new services. After all, protected health information under HIPAA can include data that is transmitted during the provision of telehealth services.
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| Categories: AIHC Free CEU Articles, AIHC Professional Articles, HIPAA Privacy and Security | Tags: CMS, NIST, Providers, ONC, Medicare and Medicaid, HIPAA, security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Healthcare Employees, Emergency Preparedness, Telehealth, Training, Health IT, Telemedicine, Continuing Education | View Count: (287)
How HIPAA Compliance Can Help Your Organization Prepare for a Disaster
What do a ransomware attack and a hurricane have in common? They can both disrupt the vital operations of a healthcare organization. HIPAA covered entities and healthcare providers should always have Emergency Preparedness Plans in place for natural disasters as well as man-made catastrophes like cyberattacks. In fact, the HIPAA Security Rule requires that covered entities have a contingency plan that can be implemented the moment it is needed.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Medicare and Medicaid, AIHC Free CEU Articles | Tags: HHS, CMS, OCR, ONC, Providers, Medicare and Medicaid, HIPAA, Security, Privacy, HIPAA Covered Entities, Compliance, Emergency Preparedness, Continuing Education | View Count: (396)
Increasing Both Awareness and Compliance During Mental Health Month
This month, organizations across the country are working to educate the public, provide mental health resources, and fight the stigma associated with mental illness as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. For healthcare professionals, this month can serve as a good time to review healthcare compliance regulations, such as HIPAA, that apply to mental health care and patient mental health information.
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| Categories: AIHC Professional Articles, Compliance, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Mental and Physical Health, AIHC Free CEU Articles | Tags: HHS, OCR, CDC, SAMHSA, NIMH, HIPAA, Privacy, Security, Compliance, Mental Health, HIPAA Covered Entities, Continuing Education | View Count: (820)
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Compliance and Addressing the Current Opioid Crisis

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Compliance and Addressing the Current Opioid Crisis
Information sharing can play an important role in combating the current opioid crisis, but it's crucial to also remain compliant with healthcare regulations such as HIPAA. Remain knowledgeable about how to review and monitor healthcare programs at your organization that may treat patients potentially suffering from opioid addiction with Healthcare Auditor Training.
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| Categories: Mental and Physical Health, AIHC Professional Articles, AIHC Free CEU Articles, Compliance and the Opioid Epidemic | Tags: CDC, OCR, Compliance, Audit, HIPAA, Addiction, Opioid Crisis, Pain Management, Privacy, Continuing Education | View Count: (875)
American Heart Month: February Isn't Just for Valentines
February is a month filled with romance, but it’s also American Heart Month: a time when healthcare professionals work to raise awareness of heart disease. For instance, did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States? This month, with heart-shaped decorations all around us, it’s important to keep your own heart and heart health in mind.
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| Categories: Mental and Physical Health, AIHC Professional Articles, AIHC Free CEU Articles | Tags: Heart Health, Diabetes, Coding, ICD-10, Training, Continuing Education | View Count: (1327)
Artificial Intelligence, Its Uses in Health Care, and Compliance
Machines are dubbed as artificial intelligence when they are able to carry out tasks in a way that we as humans would consider “smart.” In the healthcare industry, AI is able to expedite medical diagnoses in a number of ways, but how do healthcare organizations ensure that their AI is using patient data in accordance with compliance guidelines?
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| Categories: Health IT, AIHC Professional Articles, AIHC Free CEU Articles | Tags: HIPAA, Privacy, Security, Compliance, Audit, Artificial Intelligence, HIPAA Covered Entities, Continuing Education | View Count: (1158)
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Cybercrime Risk and HIPAA Compliance

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Cybercrime Risk and HIPAA Compliance
Why is cybersecurity so vitally important in health care? Cyberattacks constitute a HIPAA breach and have the potential to put all electronic records at risk. Data breaches resulting from cybercrime are alarmingly common threats in today’s health care system. Stay up-to-date with your HIPAA privacy and security training to help protect sensitive information from cyberattacks.
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| Categories: Cybersecurity, HIPAA Privacy and Security, AIHC Professional Articles, AIHC Free CEU Articles | Tags: HIPAA, Privacy, Security, Compliance, Health IT, OCR, HITECH, Cyberattacks, Continuing Education | View Count: (900)
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The Need for Internal Forensic Healthcare Auditors

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The Need for Internal Forensic Healthcare Auditors
The exponential growth of technology and the internet, while facilitating patient care and providing uninterrupted accessibility of information, has opened doors to new risks. Perhaps the biggest risk of all is health care fraud. Internal forensic healthcare auditors play a key role in the detection and prevention of these fraud schemes, and therefore require specialized training to investigate instances of suspected health care fraud, such as medical identity theft.
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| Categories: Compliance, AIHC Professional Articles, AIHC Free CEU Articles | Tags: CMS, Medicare and Medicaid, Compliance, Audit, Forensic Audit, Health Care Fraud, Continuing Education | View Count: (1263)
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The Importance of National Diabetes Month

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The Importance of National Diabetes Month
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 30 million people in the United States have diabetes, and one out of every four people with the condition don’t even know they have it. Do you know how to code diabetes?
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| Categories: Mental and Physical Health, AIHC Professional Articles, AIHC Free CEU Articles | Tags: Diabetes, Coding, ICD-10, Providers, Heart Health, Continuing Education | View Count: (645)
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