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HIPAA Privacy and Security Changes in the HITECH Act

HIPAA and HITECH Act: What You Need to Know I was talking to Jonathan Krasner from Business Engineering, Inc (BEI) this past week about HIPAA and the need to make sure that we are doing everything possible to safeguard our clients’ information, especially through data encryption.  The following is an article from BEI that Jonathan sent me. I would like to pass it along to all of you because it has a lot of great information. HITECH Act: Suggested IT Policies & Continue Reading

Filed Under: Medical Billing and Coding Topics

HITECH Act Privacy and Security

Changes to Current HIPAA Laws and Regulations My colleague Jonathan Krasner at Business Engineering, Inc. in Reston, Virginia sent me the following information about HIPAA changes that take effect this week. His information pertains to physician offices, medical billing companies, hospitals and a host of other healthcare facilities and vendors. Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) in February, 2009.  The healthcare IT component of the ARRA is commonly referred to as the Continue Reading

Filed Under: Medical Billing and Coding Topics