Understanding your responsibilities in regard to HIPAA as a mail service provider is more important now than ever before
NASHVILLE, TN (PRWEB) March 15, 2016
HIPAA expert and co-founder of Compliancy Group, Bob Grant, is set to speak at this year's National Postal Forum (NPF) on Understanding HIPAA/HITECH as a Mail Service Provider. NPF 2016 will take place in Nashville, Tennessee from March 20-23. Grant is set to speak on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Over the course of four days, leaders from across the mailing industry will be presenting on the issues that they face, and some of the solutions available to the market.
"Understanding your responsibilities in regard to HIPAA as a mail service provider is more important now than ever before," says Grant. "In one instance alone last year, over 11,000 individuals had a letter containing their Protected Health Information delivered to the incorrect recipient. Updates and additions to HIPAA since it was initially implemented in 1996 have blurred the lines of liability when it comes to breaches of this sort. With OCR's new Phase Two audit program just beginning to take effect, it's crucial that mail service providers take note of how this new enforcement is going to change the way that they handle Protected Health Information while it's in transit."
Learn more about your responsibilities as a Business Associate and what you can do to protect yourself from liability in the event of a PHI breach and subsequent OCR audit.
Grant is the Chief Strategy Officer of Compliancy Group, which he helped found in 2005. He has over fifteen years of experience in the compliance industry. A former auditor himself, he oversaw the audits of hundreds of health care organizations and entities ranging from 900-bed hospitals to single doctor practices.
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