HIPPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
HITECH - Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health
Penalties up to$1.5 million for all violations of an identical provision.
More than 700,000 HIPAA organizations are required by law to conduct a HIPAA Risk Assessment, including:
- Doctors Offices
- Urgent Care Clinics
- Dental Offices
- Nursing Homes
In addition to the above, there is an estimated 2,000,000 "HIPAA Business Associates" that have access to protected information making them also subject to HIPAA regulations. A HIPAA Business associate is any of the following types of businesses that has one or more Covered Entities as a customer or client:
- Collection Agencies
- EMR Companies
- Insurance Agents
EVERY Business Associate, and all of their sub-contractors, must have proof of a Risk Analysis under the law.
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