As a Medical Care Provider, you’re REQUIRED to be HIPAA Compliant.
There are more than 700,000 HIPAA individual organizations that are required by law to conduct a HIPAA Risk Assessment, including:
- Urgent Care Clinics
- Dental Offices
- Nursing Homes
- Behavioral Health Facilities
- Physician’s Offices
- Diagnostic Labs
In addition to those listed above, there are over 200,000 additional “HIPAA Business Associates” that are exposed, or have access to, protected information…making them subject to the same HIPAA regulations. Those associates can, including any of the following types of businesses:
- IT Service Providers
- Shredding Companies
- Document Storage Companies
- Contract Transcriptionists
- Revenue Cycle Management Vendors
- Data Centers/ Online Backup Companies/ Cloud Vendors
- EMR Companies
- Insurance Agents
- Collection Agencies
The Bottom Line
EVERY Business Associate, and all of their sub- contractors, must have proof of a Risk Analysis under the law. Even if they wanted to, most of these organizations do not have the staff, resources or expertise to do it themselves.
AA Computer Services can help. Call us to find out how.