As September 23 Omnibus Deadline Quickly Approaches, Clearwater Compliance Offers Complimentary Omnibus Readiness Check

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National HIPAA-HITECH Experts Available at No Cost to Help Organizations Gauge Where They Stand and Set Action Plan, Priorities

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This is an excellent opportunity to gain invaluable insight from an experienced team of advisors. Those who complete this readiness check will know exactly what they need to do, and how to get it done. -- Bob Chaput

Clearwater Compliance today announced it is offering a complimentary one-hour consulting session with national HIPAA-HITECH experts for organizations who need help as the Omnibus compliance deadline draws near.

Enforcement of the changes to the HIPAA-HITECH regulations as outlined in the Omnibus Final Rule will officially begin on September 23, 2013. The Office for Civil Rights has announced its intention to “vigorously enforce” the law after that Compliance Deadline.

During the complimentary session, a Clearwater expert will assess an organization’s current HIPAA readiness and offer specific insight tailored to their specific situation. All Covered Entities and Business Associates are eligible to take advantage of the limited time, no obligation offer. Interested organizations can click here to schedule their session.

“The clock is ticking for organizations who aren’t prepared, and they are placing their businesses at significant risk,” said Bob Chaput, founder and CEO of Clearwater Compliance. “Fortunately, there is still time to make good faith effort toward compliance, and we can help them assess where they stand and their logical next steps at no cost.”

Starting September 24, a single individual complaint about misuse or disclosure of personal health information could land an organization squarely in the middle of an OCR investigation. On average, the OCR receives more than 1,000 such complaints a month, every month. The outcome of an OCR inquiry will have significant adverse impacts on organizations that are not able to demonstrate they have undergone proper HIPAA compliance efforts.

Clearwater has helped more then 350 organizations become and remain HIPAA compliant. The company employs and partners with the nation’s most respected experts in HIPAA-HITECH. These experts are backed by industry-leading software and solutions, as well as a proprietary methodology and framework for thoroughly responding to the letter of the law.

“We really wanted to offer something of value as so many organizations are grappling with the reality of the looming deadline,” said Chaput. “This is an excellent opportunity to gain invaluable insight from an experienced team of advisors. Those who complete this readiness check will know exactly what they need to do, and how to get it done.”

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About Clearwater Compliance: http://clearwatercompliance.com
Clearwater Compliance, LLC, is all about and only about helping healthcare organizations and their service providers become and remain HIPAA-HITECH Compliant. Owned and operated by veteran, C-suite health care executives, Clearwater Compliance provides comprehensive, by-the-regs software and tools, risk management solutions, training, and professional services for small medical practices and healthcare startups to major healthcare systems, health plans and Fortune 100 companies. Since 2003, the company has served more than 350 organizations (including 100 hospitals). Find out more at clearwatercompliance.com.

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