Medical records are involved in every health care process; in fact, the amount, nature and time of proper record keeping is regulated by the government as never before. There is also an ongoing push for streamlined access to records, paired with an increasing need to keep medical records private. This is constantly creating challenges for health care providers. The newest HIPAA legislation passed at the beginning of 2013 only makes things more difficult for covered entities (CE) and business associates.
While ever-advancing cloud technology has allowed CEs and business associates to elevate service levels and streamline processes to an unparalleled level, it can be catastrophic for unprepared organizations. If someone within a health care organization loses an unencrypted cellphone or laptop, and it contains nonredacted patient information, a health care organization may face a public relations disaster, civil lawsuits and thousands of dollars in penalties from government regulators.
If you or your health care organization is a HIPAA-covered entity, you are legally obligated to address your and your business associates' liability. If you need to proactively get into compliance with this new legislation, have identified possible internal breaches or are facing a possible penalty from the Medicaid Control Bureau or OPMC, it is important to reach out to the strongest New York City health care law firm you can find.
HIPAA Investigation Attorney Serving All Of New York
With more than 15 years of experience in health care law and an extensive network of expert medical professionals, we at Brill Legal Group, P.C., are prepared to help you address any HIPAA-related issue. Our experience extends to covered entities including:
- Physician groups
- Home health agencies
- Durable medical equipment (DME) companies
- Nursing homes
- Skilled nursing facilitates
- As well as business associates, including management service companies, IT companies, website designers, electronic medical record (EMR) companies and malpractice insurance carriers
Our HIPAA lawyers are ready to bring their experience to help you address active internal auditing (including security, encryption, policies and procedures, business associate agreements), and internally caught compliance issues as well as lawsuits and issues brought by municipal bodies.
Contact Brill Legal Group, P.C., today. Our lawyers are available to provide an initial no-cost evaluation of the legal issues you may face.
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