Business Associates Archives

  • OSHA: What documentation is required for OSHA training, and how long should the records be kept? Documentation should be kept for 3 years. It should contain a record of training dates, the contents or a summary of the training sessions, the names and job titles of all persons attending the training, and the names andRead 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…

  • It’s your call OSHA: We recently hired a new clinical worker who received a 2-dose series for Hepatitis B and titer.  Is there really a 2-dose series? Yes. Early in 2018, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended Heplisav-B (HepB-CpG) for vaccination against Hepatitis B for those who are ≥ 18 years. The dosesRead 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…

  • We’ve all seen that dusty manual that has been pushed to the back of the cabinet in labs and sterilization areas. Formally known as Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), Safety Data Sheets (SDS) often find their home in a book that is rarely read. Safety Data Sheets can be your best friend if you areRead 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…