Medical Providers and Associates

Medical providers as well as their business associates are legally required to protect "Protected Health Information" according to the guidelines found in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinic Health Act (HIPAA and HITECH).

With enforcement increasing, security threats on the rise, and a rapidly evolving technological landscape, HIPAA and HITECH compliance is an ongoing and constantly moving target, making it difficult to keep on top of the requirements on your own.

Aperion is able to simplify the process of achieving and maintaining on-going compliance through an enterprise-wide solution or the HIPAA ComplyPAK™ Compliance Management System, which substantially automates compliance efforts. For example, the ComplyPAK™ software addresses critical Privacy and Security mandates that should be a part of any HIPAA Security Audit.


Violations

Violations can seriously impact your practice, both in terms of your clients' confidence and your expenses.  Lofty fines await those who even unknowingly violate the requirements outlined in this act:

HIPAA Violation1 Minimum Penalty Per Violation Maximum Penalty Per Violation
Unknowing $100; annual maximum of $25,000 for repeat violations

(Note: maximum that can be imposed by State Attorneys General regardless of the type of violation)

$50,000; annual maximum of $1.5 million
Reasonable Cause $1,000; annual maximum of $100,000 for repeat violations $50,000; annual maximum of $1.5 million
Willful neglect: corrected within the required time period $10,000; annual maximum of $250,000 for repeat violations $50,000; annual maximum of $1.5 million
Willful neglect: not corrected within the required time period $50,000; annual maximum of $1.5 million $50,000; annual maximum of $1.5 million

Note that these penalties are per violation.  Moreover, violations that break multiple requirements may be counted as separate violations.  It is possible for a provider to have multiple violations of multiple requirements, resulting in a total penalty greater than $1.5 million.


Compliance Solutions

In addition to our network security audit, Aperion offers a comprehensive compliance solution through HIPAA Solutions, LC™:  HIPAA ComplyPAK

  • Assists providers and business associates in passing audits
  • Protects the organization
  • Ensures privacy and security compliance
  • Cost-effective
  • Easy to implement

HIPAA ComplyPAK™ is a hosted compliance management system that provides remediation for any organization that needs to comply with HIPPA and HITECH rules and regulations.  It automates legal and technical compliance and is accessible from any web browser at any time.

HIPAA ComplyPAK™ has assisted medical providers and their business associates in successfully passing the following types of audits:

  • OCR HIPAA Audit
  • AICPA SOC Level 2
  • Texas HIPAA Data Use Agreement Audit

HIPAA ComplyPAK™ allows users to access compliance tools such as the Accounting of Disclosures tool, procedures, and policies as well as online training.  HIPAA Solutions, LC™ routinely updates legal content to assist organizations in staying current with regulations.

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Contact Aperion today and schedule an appointment to find out what the HIPAA ComplyPAK™ can do for automating and simplifying your HIPPA- and HITECH-related compliance concerns.


This site is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute or convey legal advice.
1Table data from the American Medical Association website on Practice Management, June 1 2017: https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/hipaa-violations-enforcement