HIPPA and Meaningful Use for Professional Healthcare Industry
QPC Computer can help your practice analyze and implement Security Management Process for HIPPA compliance.
If your practice is doing Meaningful Use, we can help you to work on the set of Objectives and Measures to meet the requirements of the EHR Incentive Programs 2017, Stage 1, Stage 2, & 2018 Stage 3.
We can take parts of Meaningful Use:
Security Risk Analysis to cover HIPPA compliance
Objective 1: Protect Patient Health Information
Objective 9: Secure Messaging
Also, we are partner with Cal2Cal Corporation, one of the expert healthcare software team. They can offer one and one train to make sure you are qualified.
What is HIPPA?
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), Public Law 104-191, was enacted on August 21, 1996. Sections 261 through 264 of HIPAA require the Secretary of HHS to publicize standards for the electronic exchange, privacy and security of health information...
Who is Covered by the Privacy Rule?
The Privacy Rule, as well as all the Administrative Simplification rules, apply to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and to any health care provider who transmits health information in electronic form in connection with transactions for which the Secretary of HHS has adopted standards under HIPAA.
What Information is Protected?
Protected Health Information. The Privacy Rule protects all "individually identifiable health information" held or transmitted by a covered entity or its business associate, in any form or media, whether electronic, paper, or oral. The Privacy Rule calls this information "protected health information".
What is Meaningful Use?
The American Reinvestment & Recovery Act (ARRA) was enacted on February 17, 2009. ARRA includes many measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, one of which is the "Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act". ...
The concept of meaningful use rested on the '5 pillars' of health outcomes policy priorities, namely:
- Improving quality, safety, efficiency, and reducing health disparities
- Engage patients and families in their health
- Improve care coordination
- Improve population and public health
- Ensure adequate privacy and security protection for personal health information
CMS grants an incentive payment to Eligible Professionals (EPs) or Eligible Hospitals (EHs), who can demonstrate that they have engaged in efforts to adopt, implement
or upgrade certified EHR technology. In order to encourage widespread EHR adoption, promote innovation and to avoid imposing excessive burden on healthcare providers, meaningful use was showcased as
a phased approach, which is divided into three stages which span 2011 (data capture and sharing), 2013 (advanced clinical processes) and 2015 (improved outcomes). The incentive payments range from
$44,000 over 5 years for the Medicare providers and $63,750 over 6 years for Medicaid providers (starting in 2011). Participation in the CMS EHR incentive program is totally voluntary, however if EPs
or EHs fail to join in by 2015, there will be negative adjustments to their Medicare/Medicaid fees starting at 1% reduction and escalating to 3% reduction by 2017 and beyond.
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