Meet the challenge of HIPAA Compliance
Services & Support for Legal Counsel
VantagePoint has organized distinct services to make it easy for your healthcare clients to get the focused help they need, choosing among a broad range of HIPAA-related concerns. Also, remeber that depending on the services your firm is offering the client, you may qualify as a Business Associate. You can indicate your particular area(s) of interest on the contact form linked to the “Request a Proposal Now” button above, and we will respond via email or phone to learn more about your needs and provide more details about our services and fees.
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What is HIPAA?
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 is a set of statutes designed to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the US health care system.
Provisions include rules protecting the privacy and security of personal health information. These rules are enforced by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR):
Protection and Confidential Handling of Health Information
The HIPAA Privacy regulations require health care providers and organizations, as well as their business associates, develop and follow procedures that ensure the confidentiality and security of protected health information (PHI) when it is transferred, received, handled, or shared. This applies to all forms of PHI, including paper, oral, and electronic, etc. Furthermore, only the minimum health information necessary to conduct business is to be used or shared.
Violations of HIPAA
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, between April 2003 and January 2013 they received 91,000 complaints of HIPAA violations, in which 22,000 led to enforcement actions of varying kinds (from settlements to fines) and 521 led to referrals to the US Dept of Justice (criminal actions).