Understand Where FERPA Regulations/HIPAA Laws Might Intersect

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) differ in terms of the kind of information they aim to protect and this can create som

HIPAA Privacy Security Rules on Document Destruction for PHI Disposal

Under the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, covered entities are obliged to observe proper methods of disposing protected health information (PHI), of any form.

HITECH Act Breach Notification Final Rule Update

The Interim Final Rule for Breach Notification for unsecured Protected Health Information was published on August 24, 2009 in the Federal Register and it was effective from on September 23, 2009.

NO MORE SSN: Deepening HIPAA Privacy with IDs

The use of Social Security Number as an individual’s main identifier is massive. From simple inquiry to complex transactions, almost every recognized institution uses SSN to verify one’s identity.

Permitted Use/Disclosure of PHI for Medical Treatment, Paying Bills, Healthcare Operations (Without Authorization)

Medical Treatment — the covered entity is entitled for using/disclosing PHI for treatment that is being conducted at his own establishment, the related payments and other complementar

HIPAA Privacy Rule — Statutory and Regulatory Background

It was the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information that took the initiative of establishing critical guidelines and parameters for maintaining the sanctity of an individu

HIPAA Covered Entity & HIPAA Business Associate

HIPAA Covered Entity & HIPAA Business Associate