HIPAA Compliance

Years of experience in managing HIPAA law modifications
HIPAA laws are constantly changing. Did you know something as simple as Windows XP or Office 2003 will make you non-compliant? How up to date are you? Here at FireFold Technologies, we understand how serious HIPAA laws are. We have years of experience in managing HIPAA law modifications. Let us audit your business to identify potential issues before they become a serious problem that can jeopardize your business and your way of life.

Confidential Protection and Handling of Health Information

The HIPAA Privacy regulations require health care providers and organizations, as well as their business associates, to develop and follow procedures that ensure the confidentiality and security of protected health information (PHI) when it is transferred, received, handled, or shared. This applies to all forms of information such as paper and electronic documents, oral communication, and more. Personal health information includes but is not limited to names, addresses, images, and payments. Only the minimum health information necessary to conduct business is to be used or shared and special measures must be taken to prevent outside access.

HIPAA compliance is overseen by a division of the DHCS. Violations can damage the reputation of a business and carry harsh financial consequences.

Civil Monetary Penalties

Tier

  1. Covered entity or individual did not know (and by exercising reasonable diligence would not have known) the act was a HIPAA violation.
  2. The HIPAA violation had a reasonable cause and was not due to willful neglect.
  3. The HIPAA violation was due to willful neglect but the violation was corrected within the required time period.
  4. The HIPAA violation was due to willful neglect and was not corrected.

    Penalty

    • $100-$50,000 for each violation, up to a maximum of $1.5 million for identical provisions during a calendar year
    • $1,000-$50,000 for each violation, up to a maximum of $1.5 million for identical provisions during a calendar year
    • $10,000-$50,000 for each violation, up to a maximum of $1.5 million for identical provisions during a calendar year
    • $50,000 or more for each violation, up to a maximum of $1.5 million for identical provisions during a calendar year

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