20 Aug 8 Common HIPAA Violations You Must Avoid
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Anybody who has worked in the medical field has encountered tricky situations when complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act guidelines. HIPAA policies are vast in complexity, and they keep changing thanks to the updated Omnibus Rule, which was issued in 2013.
The maximum HIPAA fines have also increased to $50,000 per violation, capping at $1.5 million. This means abiding by the updated policies is more crucial than ever. To protect patients and hospitals alike, nurses, doctors and other medical staff need to ensure that security measures and employees are up-to-date on HIPAA’s changes. And one way to do that is by being aware of the most common HIPAA violations.
Common HIPAA Violations
It’s natural for us to innately trust our coworkers; after all, fellow nurses and doctors want what’s best for patients too, right? Sadly that isn’t always the case.
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