Archive | September, 2013

HIPAA Risk Analysis Tip – Eligible Provider EHR Pre-Payment Audit Document Request

CMS announced in January, after a critical OIG audit report, that Eligible Providers, Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals who have purchased and implemented an electronic health record (EHR) system and attested to meaningful use of that EHR may be subjected to an audit before they see an incentive payment. Here’s today’s big TIP – Learn the exact requirement for Risk Analysis documentation.

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Use twitter? Have ideas on security and privacy? Join me for a chat tomorrow (Sept 25th)

While limited to 140 characters each, twitter is an opportunity for exchanging ideas. Tomorrow (September 25) I engage in my first-ever “twitter chat.” I was invited by RSA Europe to discuss security and privacy. I’d like you to join in, too. It’s an opportunity to blend our ideas, challenge conventional thinking, and explore solutions. Together. […]

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On Demand Webinar Registration

Clearwater Compliance provides a large variety and volume of complimentary HIPAA and HITECH Resources and Educational Materials through this abouthipaa site. Recorded audio copies of our weekly, live, complimentary HIPAA-HITECH Educational Webinars, along with the presentation materials, are among the most popular of these resources.

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Share your knowledge to be more successful in security (and life)

When faced with the decision to share or hold knowledge about security, successful professionals learn to teach what they know… Early in my career, I realized that security often supported three common situations: People who always seek help addressing security concerns People who rarely seek help because they were capable and experienced enough in systems and technology (not always […]

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HIPAA Risk Analysis Tip – EHR Pre- and Post-Payment Audits

Some Eligible Providers, Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals who have purchased and implemented an electronic health record (EHR) system and attested to meaningful use of that EHR may be subjected to an audit before they see an incentive payment. That’s the word from CMS’ Office of E-Health Standards and Services. Here’s today’s big TIP – Learn the Audit Validation Process and Required Documentation for HIPAA Risk Analysis.

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HIPAA Audit Tips – Prepare for Audits Using Omnibus Final Rule

With the Omnibus Final Rule now published in the Federal Register, an effective date of March 26, 2013 and enforcement date of September 23, 2013, organizations are wise to omnibus-ize their HIPAA-HITECH compliance programs AND complete their HIPAA audits and assessments against the modified HIPAA Privacy, Security and HITECH Breach Notification Rules. Here’s today’s big tip – Good News from Clearwater compliance!

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