AMA-developed resources walk physicians through what is needed to comply with the required HIPAA privacy and security rules. The step-by-step guidance helps practices understand these rules and participate in a formal HIPAA compliance plan designed to ensure all the requirements are met.

Subjects included are:

  • Understanding the Basics
  • Knowing Compliance Requirements
  • Prioritizing Compliance Activities
  • Making Notice of Privacy Practices Meaningful
  • Understanding the Breach Notification Rule
  • Evaluating Business Associates
  • Understanding the HIPAA Security Rule
  • Knowing Patients’ Rights
  • Limiting Disclosures of PHI to the Minimum Necessary
  • Being Aware of Significant Penalties
  • Looking to the AMA and Website Resources for Updates

LINK 1: AMA Education Center: The Nuts and Bolts of Achieving HIPAA Security Rule Compliance through Effective Risk Assessment

LINK 2: AMA/HIMSS Podcast, Q&A Podcast: HIPAA’s Patient Access Requirement

LINK 3: AMA/HIMSS Podcast, The Nuts and Bolts of Achieving HIPAA Security Rule Compliance through Effective Risk Assessment

PDF 1: HIPAA Privacy and Security Toolkit: Helping Your Practice Meet Compliance Requirements

PDF 2: What You Need to Know About the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

PDF 3: HIPAA Security Rule: Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Encryption of Personal Health Information

DOC 1: HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices - Sample Notice

DOC 2: HIPAA Privacy Rights Request Form: Sample Request for Confidential Communications Regarding Information

DOC 3: HIPAA Business Associate Agreement - Sample Notice

AMA-developed resources walk physicians through what is needed to comply with the required HIPAA privacy and security rules. The step-by-step guidance helps practices understand these rules and participate in a formal HIPAA compliance plan designed to ensure all the requirements are met.

Subjects included are:

  • Understanding the Basics
  • Knowing Compliance Requirements
  • Prioritizing Compliance Activities
  • Making Notice of Privacy Practices Meaningful
  • Understanding the Breach Notification Rule
  • Evaluating Business Associates
  • Understanding the HIPAA Security Rule
  • Knowing Patients’ Rights
  • Limiting Disclosures of PHI to the Minimum Necessary
  • Being Aware of Significant Penalties
  • Looking to the AMA and Website Resources for Updates

LINK 1: AMA Education Center: The Nuts and Bolts of Achieving HIPAA Security Rule Compliance through Effective Risk Assessment

LINK 2: AMA/HIMSS Podcast, Q&A Podcast: HIPAA’s Patient Access Requirement

LINK 3: AMA/HIMSS Podcast, The Nuts and Bolts of Achieving HIPAA Security Rule Compliance through Effective Risk Assessment

PDF 1: HIPAA Privacy and Security Toolkit: Helping Your Practice Meet Compliance Requirements

PDF 2: What You Need to Know About the HIPAA Breach Notification Rule

PDF 3: HIPAA Security Rule: Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Encryption of Personal Health Information

DOC 1: HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices - Sample Notice

DOC 2: HIPAA Privacy Rights Request Form: Sample Request for Confidential Communications Regarding Information

DOC 3: HIPAA Business Associate Agreement - Sample Notice

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