Howard Z. Lorber, LCSW-R

211 West 56th Street, 16H, New York, New York 10019

(212) 315-1680

Complying with HIPAA

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA, PL 104-91) is a complex set of regulations governing how healthcare information is stored and transmitted. It covers office procedures, staff training, It mandates written privacy policy statements that must be given to all patients, as well as consent and authorization procedures that allow third party billing and other forms of communication of Protected Health Information. Virtually all health care professionals must comply.

You need to develop a plan, a policy and procedures book, a training program, computer & record security procedures, and a system of record keeping for compliance, among other things. You can do this yourself, or you can hire a consultant or firm to work with you in developing your plan, training you staff, writing your manual, and helping you maintain your compliance.

What Practice Development Associates, LLC will do for you:

÷ written policies and procedures manuals

÷ electronic Security procedures

÷ data analysis procedures

÷ physical security planning for data

÷ data optimization

÷ Data back-up planning

÷ Ďchain of trustí compliance relationships

÷ on-going HIPAA Compliance & Procedures training

What Must I Know?

÷ Registration Procedures

÷ Privacy Regulations & Forms

÷ Consent and Authorization

÷ Protected Health information Security

÷ Operations and Procedures

÷ Staff Training

÷ Data transmission

What Must I do?

÷ Develop Compliance Target Dates

÷ Develop Necessary Forms

÷ Develop 'Chain of Trust' Contracts

÷ Develop Necessary Manuals

÷ Develop Staff Training Modules

÷ Develop Security Procedures

÷ Develop Patient Privacy Handouts

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Howard Z. Lorber, LCSW-R

(212) 757-5489