Business Associates Archives

  • On May 24, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a new fact sheet for Business Associates explaining their liability for HIPAA compliance. OCR is the government enforcement agency for HIPAA compliance. They have the authority to take enforcement action against business associates for failing to comply with requirements and prohibitions. Since the implementationRead more…

  • The days of having your computer work done by your friend’s nephew or the neighborhood fix-it guy are over. Your IT professional needs to be well versed in HIPAA. They also need to be motivated to keep up with the changing threat environment. It can literally save you millions of dollars and sleepless nights. NowRead more…

  • In their most recent newsletter, OCR reminds all that HIPAA rules require that you protect patient information with technological, administrative and physical safeguards. OCR states: “While the latest security solutions to combat new threats and vulnerabilities get much deserved attention, appropriate physical security controls are often overlooked. Yet physical security controls remain essential and oftenRead more…

  • It pays to be a Total Medical Compliance client We know that we wouldn’t be the company we are today without the endorsement and recommendation of our loyal clients. As a thank you, Total Medical Compliance offers our Referral Rewards Program. When you refer a practice to us and they become a client, lunch is onRead more…

  •   TMC wants to help you be OSHA and HIPAA compliant in a way that works best for your practice. As you know, we offer different compliance packages according to your practice’s needs. We are putting the spotlight on our eCompliance package which is a self-guided compliance program that lets you keep TMC in yourRead more…