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March 27, 2018

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Surprise! You’re the new HIPAA guy! . . . Now what . . .?

November 16, 2016:

Every year, hundreds of individuals – if not thousands – have HIPAA responsibilities dropped in their laps, with no training or orientation. This happens because all their time and energy is focused on the day-to-day challenges of just keeping the practice or facility operational. HIPAA compliance is much further down the priority list – at least until audits and fines elevate HIPAA compliance to a higher concern.

The most difficult HIPAA tasks involve composing documents that must be in place to satisfy HIPAA auditors. In addition to drafting written policies and procedures, HIPAA security managers must address risk assessments and educating staff. Here’s how the HIPAA Tool Kit makes compliance easy for busy, overwhelmed HIPAA managers, with customizable documents that can quickly bring an organization into compliance:

For more information about the HIPA Tool Kit and its free companion book, the HIPAA Customizable Compliance Plan, visit https://www.optum360coding.com/Product/46189/ .


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