What Happens When Something Is Missed?
When a HIPAA compliance regulation or requirement is missed, then a covered entity is at risk for fines from HHS. The chart below describes the criteria by which fines are estimated.
How do they know I broke the HIPAA Compliance rules?
HHS performs audits at random. Providers often think, “I’m too small to attract their attention.” However, HHS has been able to reduce the number of random audits because the number of patient complaints has dramatically increased costing small practices millions of dollars each year.
What can I do to prevent this from happening to me?
The most missed requirements of HIPAA compliance tend to be the required process and policy documentation and training. It is difficult to manage all of the aspects, rules, regulations, processes and policies without help. Zekteck’s Compliance and Security Portal is a central place for practices to manage everything needed to be compliant and secure. It can be set up in as little as 2 hours and does not require any data migration or system integrations.
*This page does not meet the requirements to be considered compliant HIPAA training.