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The PrivaPlan
HIPAA toolkit

has been used by over

4,000

medical practices nationwide.

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Remote Risk Analysis Service

PrivaPlan will complete your HIPAA Security Risk Analysis and identify gaps and deficiencies, as well as their remediation to satisfy the required

Meaningful Use (MU) Core Objective.

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PrivaPlan HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance Resource Kit

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“I thought the Training...was very well done and appreciate the ability to train in this manner. Well worth the money and I plan to pass it along to my fellow managers . . .”

Ann Davis, Denver Skin Clinic

“I have found this program to be the most user friendly compliance program available. Your questions and answer forum gives subscribers a way to discuss real life issues that are constantly arising in a medical office. Thank you for creating such a great over all program on compliance.”

Laverna Hubbard – Administrator, North State Radiology, CA | President, Medical Business Solutions, CA

“PrivaPlan was easy to use and helped my practice meet it’s objectives quickly. The support of the staff was helpful and made completion of the project timely. I would recommend PrivaPlan to anyone attempting Meaningful Use.”

Lisa Zwerdlinger, MD – Rocky Mountain Family Practice, Leadville, CO

"PrivaPlan is an excellent resource when dealing with the many aspects of HIPAA. I am especially fond of the quick response to email when I have inquired regarding specific issues. I think PrivPlan has made the implementation and continued understanding of HIPAA much easier."

Michelle Porter – Contract/Compliance Coordinator, North State Radiology, California

"We  enjoyed the webinar tremendously.  David Ginsberg is so knowledgeable and we have enjoyed hearing him speak for several years now.  We learned a lot and were glad to have the opportunity to listen on Wednesday.   Thanks again."

Harriet Serota – Director of Patient Accounts | Connecticut Family Orthopedics, P.C.

PrivaPlan Blog Posts

1

Alert: Postcard Disguised as Official OCR Communication is in the Mail

Though the postage is marked first class, the mailer’s intent is not. In fact, it is another low-class act by scammers. The United States Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a statement on August 6 about postcards that are being sent to health care organizations disguised as official OCR communications, claiming to be notices of a mandatory HIPAA compliance risk assessment.

2

OCR Ensures Patients Can Receive Religious Visitations During COVID-19 in a Maryland Health System

Tuesday the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the resolution of a religious discrimination complaint against Prince George’s Hospital Center of the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) after UMMS adopted new policies ensuring clergy access to patients for religious purposes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

3

Microsoft warns of COVID-19 phishing attack via Excel

Microsoft is warning users about an infected Excel email attachment that can wreak major havoc when opened. The massive phishing attack started on May 12 appearing as emails from the Johns Hopkins Center with an Excel attachment that claims to be US deaths caused by the Coronavirus.

4

OCR warns there is an individual posing as OCR Investigator

On April 3, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued an alert that an individual posing as an OCR Investigator has contacted HIPAA covered entities in an attempt to obtain protected health information (PHI).

5

Cyberthreats are lurking in COVID-19 pandemic

“As more of our employees work from home and are under the collective stress of the COVID-19 pandemic we become easy victims,” said David Ginsberg, PrivaPlan president. “Security reminders and awareness at this time are essential.”

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  • HIPAA Privacy and Security
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  • Meaningful Use Consultation
  • Security Risk Assessments
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HIPAA Security Risk Analysis – HIPAA Risk Analysis (per 45 CFR 164.308(a)(1)(ii)(A) ...
Tailored HIPAA Education & Training – Many organizations make the mistake ...
HIPAA Breach Notification Review and Remediation Services – Breach notification requirements underwent ...
Policy and Procedure Review and Development – HIPAA policies and procedures ...
Network Vulnerability Scanning (Penetration Testing) – As part of our HIPAA Security ...
Other Personalized HIPAA Consulting Options – PrivaPlan Associates can tailor consulting ...