Entities seeking to demonstrate Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance to their customers and potential customers have several options available.
Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”), health insurance marketplaces have been set up to facilitate the purchase of health insurance in each state.
With the use of cloud technology trending upward, many cloud companies are touting themselves as “HIPAA certified.” In fact, there is no such thing as a HIPAA certification.
The modifications to HIPAA known as the “HIPAA Omnibus Rule” became effective March 26, 2013, and covered entities and business associates were give about 6 months to get in compliance.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the terminology surrounding an audit. Here is a list of frequently used terms and their meanings: