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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 11:16

Review your HIPAA Practices

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) was enacted to protect the privacy of healthcare consumers, including who has access to a patient’s medical records and who can be designated to act on their behalf.  You have probably filled out a HIPAA Authorization or Acknowledgment form for every new provider you’ve seen over the last 20 years.  On the surface, HIPAA compliance seems to adhere primarily to providers and insurance carriers; however, if you are an employer sponsoring health plans for your employees, there are some basic provisions you need to be aware of.  Fines for not complying with HIPAA are very real and can range into the tens of thousands of dollars.

 

Recently, our HR portal HR360 released some helpful HIPAA Guides for employers and health care providers.  Please click on the link below to access this information.

HIPAA for All Employers
HIPAA for Health Care Providers

If you’re a Fall River client and want additional assistance with HIPAA compliance, please contact your Account Manager.  If you’re not yet a Fall River Client, we can offer a HIPAA consultation to make sure you have the right policies and procedures in place.  Contact us today!

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Tonya Kimrey

Tonya is our Senior Account Manager and brings eleven years of prior insurance company expertise to Fall River, having worked at Anthem Blue Cross and Great-West Healthcare (now part of CIGNA). Tonya holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Originally from Minnesota, she loves the Colorado outdoors and enjoys family time with her young daughter.