If your organization is sharing passwords to keep up with the demand of the everyday hustle of healthcare, it doesn’t matter. You have to stop now.
A lack of capital to employ proper tech support, being unaware, and having an underestimation of their “small” business being compromised actually are the 3 typical reasons small businesses are neglectful when it comes to cyber attacks.
It’s essentially up to each practice if they decide to charge for health records requests. It’s your legal right. The goal is to be fair. Unethical practices can cause unnecessary complaints to HHS (and expose the level of your greed).
The number one thing to remember to help lessen your chances of being penalized is to report the breach. All covered entities must report breaches of all unsecured PHI to HHS.
Every practice and independent provider should be cautious when selecting a medical billing service provider. The risks are too great to sacrifice the financial stability of your practice and reputation.
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