Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Compliance
A lot rides on your compliance program.
Penalties for noncompliance with HIPAA and the HITECH Act can quickly reach into millions of dollars, and the provisions affecting covered entities and business associates are wide-ranging. Media reports of security and privacy breaches can also be devastating—destroying the trust of your patients, employees, vendors and business associates.
Today, many covered entities (health care providers, plans and clearinghouses) and business associates (persons or organizations with access to individually identifiable health information) are seeking federal "Meaningful Use" funds to help them implement electronic health records (EHR). The catch is that to get funding organizations must be able to show they comply with HIPAA and the HITECH Act.
Questions to ask
Are you on the right track or do you need to change course?
Often, clients tell us they simply "want to know what they don't know." If that sounds familiar, a McGladrey HIPAA/HITECH readiness review or compliance assessment will provide you with a clear indication on how compliant you are now and the specific actions required to change course.
McGladrey consultants assist organizations with the following HIPAA and HITECH Act compliance-related services:
Deep health care industry experience and knowledgeWhen you need outside assistance, it's important to choose the right partner. McGladrey understands the issues you face and works with you to customize a compliance plan that fits your organization's structure and culture.
When it comes to compliance—come to McGladrey.
- Banking/Financial Institutions
- Consumer Products
- Financial Services
- Food and Beverage
- Government Contracting
- Government Entities
- Health Care
- Life Sciences
- Manufacturing and Distribution
- Private Clubs
- Private Equity
- Real Estate
- Specialized Industries