HIPAA Compliance Process
Is Your Practice HIPAA Compliant?
In January of 2013, the government passed the new HIPAA-HITECH final ruling. The government then allowed medical practices until September 23, 2013 to comply with the new rules. The Director of the Office of Civil Rights noted, “These changes not only greatly enhance a patient’s privacy rights and protections, but also strengthen the ability of his office to vigorously enforce the HIPAA privacy and security protections.” HIPAA audits are on the way, and it’s important for practices to be prepared.
HIPAA Compliance Deadline
There are a number of new considerations that have been presented through the new HIPAA compliance ruling. As a result, practices of all sizes may falsely be under the influence that they are still fully compliant, even when new regulations have proven otherwise. It’s important for practices to be well-versed and knowledgeable regarding the new rules to ensure full and continuous HIPAA compliance. The deadline to implement the final rule was September 23, 2013. Practices that have not complied risk severe penalties as set forth by the government.
Quest National Services offers practices across the country an affordable HIPAA compliance solution that meets all the government criteria required for HIPAA compliance. Quest National Services, in collaboration with Aris Medical Solutions is proud to offer the “7 Simple Steps to HIPAA Compliance.” Aris Medical Solutions is a trusted partner that has met the guidelines set forth by the government to ensure proper qualification.
HIPAA Compliance Process
Our initial evaluation will involve the completion of a questionnaire that reviews all administrative, physical and technical safeguards, as well as organization documentation that your practice has in place. The questionnaire primarily deals with your current privacy and security policies and procedures. Our HIPAA specialist will be available to guide you through the questionnaire. Upon completion, we will review the questionnaire with you to ensure full accuracy.
Quest National Services, in coordination with Aris Medical Solutions, will then take this information and produce a complete and thorough security risk analysis. This will provide the information needed to develop your risk management plan, which will detail the steps needed to meet HIPAA requirements. The reports will then be mailed to you, and a 2-hour online meeting will be scheduled to explain the entire process. Our program also includes ongoing phone, text, and email support for a full year.
The QuestNS Difference
What separates QuestNS from the rest is our continued service after the initial agreement. We provide phone, e-mail and text support for a full year. In the event of an audit, Quest National Services will provide four hours of additional support to ensure that your practice is protected and well-supported.
Our HIPAA compliance solution includes essentials such as:
- Security risk analysis
- Risk evaluation report
- Risk management plan
- Breach response and contingency plan
- Forms, documentation and templates
- HIPAA privacy & security policies and procedures
- Resource links for continued education
- Privacy and security training on disk for your staff
Contact us today to discuss how we can help your practice meet government standards and regulations. We look forward to assisting you in becoming HIPAA compliant.