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The Office of Civil Rights (OCR), the HIPAA enforcement arm of the federal government, states, "It is expected that covered entities will utilize the input of prudent professionals involved in health care activities when developing [HIPAA Privacy & Security] policies and procedures."
Our manuals are offered as one tool to help smaller healthcare practices become compliant with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) patient information privacy and security regulations. These are “working manuals”, not one containing the history of HIPAA and other broad educational material. We have assumed you have a basic understanding of what HIPAA requires and its key terms and provisions. If that is not the case, please engage a qualified professional to assist in your compliance efforts or visit http://www.cms.hhs.gov/hipaa/hipaa2/default.asp for background information and terminology.
The Privacy Manual (Table of Contents) contains over 75 model policies, forms, and protocols, letters, and gap assessment worksheets. Each section of the manual pertains to a critical aspect of the HIPAA regulations. A "Privacy Essentials" manual is also offered for a lower price.
The Security Manual (Table of Contents) contains 47 model policies, and 23 forms to record common activities, and more assessment worksheets. Each section of the manual pertains to a critical aspect of the HIPAA regulations.
The Contingency Planning / Disaster Recovery Manual (Table of Contents) contains 13 model policies that cover everything from floods to recovery of data.
Each section of the manual pertains to a critical aspect of the HIPAA regulations.
Your legal counsel should review these manuals and help you customize their policies and forms for your practice, as well as ensure that it meets your state’s privacy requirements, which may be more strict than the federal HIPAA requirements, or even other federal requirements beyond privacy rights contained in HIPAA.
We believe our manuals are the most complete on the market. They were written by an Administrator FOR Administrators. We are certain these model compliance manuals will help you in your compliance quest.
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The policies, forms, letters and other information in our manual do not constitute legal advice. They are provided on an “as is” basis and are simply models for you to customize as necessary to meet the requirements of HIPAA. The purchaser agrees to use material therein at its own risk. All material is copyrighted by MediCo Unlimited, LLC and can only be reproduced or used by those employed by your company or by external parties while assisting in your compliance efforts (i.e., legal counsel, consultants). MediCo Unlimited, LLC assumes no liability from the use or non-use of these manuals in whole or in part. See legal notice.