OCR Issues Guidance on HIPAA protected Telehealth Platforms once the PHE ends May 11th 2023Under the PHE (Public Health Emergency), non-HIPAA compliant platforms (like smart phone applications FaceTime and Skype) were allowed as long as they were not public facing (i.e. TikTok, Vimeo etc). But with the PHE winding down in less than a month, the OCR (Office of Civil Rights) originally state that this flexibility would expire with the PHE. Meaning that the platform used for all Telehealth encounters have to be HIPAA protected.
Make Sure You Have A HIPAA Compliant Relationship with Your Medical and Dental Practices Marketing AgencyMany healthcare providers outsource some or all of their marketing to marketing agencies. We find that few of those healthcare providers set up a HIPAA compliant relationship before sharing PHI. Are you compliant?
White House announces the end date of the (PHE) Public Health Emergency to end on May 11th 2023An announcement on Monday, January 30th, by the White House, OMB (Office of Management and Budget), stated that they plan to end the COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency on May 11th. Read further to determine the impact to your medical and/or dental practices.
HHS PRF Audits - The top 10 things to preparePRF (Provider Relief Funding) recipients that expended a total of $750,000 or more in federal funds, including PRF payments and other federal financial assistance, during their fiscal year(s) are subject to Single Audit requirements. Read our article on what the requirements are, and to find out if you are compliant.