The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 is a wide-ranging law that sets national standards for identifiers, transactions, claims attachments, health data privacy, security and medical records. The HIPAA Outpatient Practices Policies and Procedures Toolkit is designed to help you meet those standards through the creation of a HIPAA compliance manual.
More than 20 HIPAA privacy and HIPAA security tools and patient communication templates are included in Word format.
The HIPAA Outpatient Practice Policies and Procedures Toolkit provides information on:
It is the duty of the practice's stakeholders to make sure the final HIPAA Outpatient Practice Policies and Procedures manual has been fully customized for the practice.
You acknowledge that additional customization and legal review is necessary to ensure a HIPAA-compliant manual.
HIPAA provides federal regulations for privacy law. State privacy law trumps national HIPAA law. The HIPAA Outpatient Practice Policies and Procedures manual does not identify or encompass specific state laws that are, or may be, contrary to or preempted by HIPAA. If a state law provision is contrary to the provisions of HIPAA, it is preempted by HIPAA, pursuant to 45 C.F.R. 160.203. If a state law is not contrary to HIPAA, and provides greater protections or privacy rights for patients than HIPAA, you should comply with the state law.
In addition, state laws that specifically address minor children will supersede the Minor Children policy included in the manual.
You acknowledge that state law regarding HIPAA laws is outside the scope of the manual.
After your practice's MGMA HIPAA Outpatient Practice Policies and Procedures manual has been created, ask your legal counsel to review it. Government compliance regulations change over time and regulations may differ from state to state. A legal review is critical before production and distribution.
This manual template is current as of 2015. Changes in laws, rules, and regulations may require periodic updates to this manual. In addition, changes to your practice might warrant updates to your HIPAA policies and procedures and staff training.
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Thank you for for considering the HIPAA Outpatient Practice Policies and Procedures Toolkit. We are certain you will find the manual an invaluable tool in building your practice's compliance program.
We are available to help you with any compliance questions or concerns you may have to facilitate your implementation of your compliance program. If you have any questions about the toolkit, please contact me at 303-586-9390.
We look forward to hearing from you, and hope that you tell other practice administrators and physicians about this product if it exceeds your expectations.
Marcia L. Brauchler
The HIPAA Outpatient Practice Policies and Procedures Toolkit is customized to your particular practice. Once your purchase is complete, you will recieve an email with your documents.
Please ensure that you review your entered information carefully, as you will not be able to modify it in your generated documents.