Welcome to the November module of HIPAA MMM. As you complete each activity, please print and place the completed documents in your HIPAA Manual in a location you will remember and be able to easily locate if needed.
Instructions for the routine repeated monthly QUICK CHECK review audit
It is advised that every month you do this same QUICK CHECK audit by using the following audit tool and place any written updates in your HIPAA manual – make sure to review the QUICK CHECK every month as items are added periodically based on changes in focus and enforcement activities within the federal government. *Before you print the Audit document to place it in your manual, DELETE the instructional verbiage in Green&Red text.
Monthly security reminder
It is required, by HIPAA law, that you issue periodic security reminders to your workforce. The law does not define periodic, but an authoritative source has stated that once per month should be adequate for most physician offices.
Your monthly security reminder -for distribution to your workforce is provided-remember to document that you distributed such to all of your workforce including volunteers, part-time employees, family members who help out ‘here and there’, etc. etc. as this is a required component of the HIPAA law…” You must distribute periodic security reminders to your workforce”.
Download Security Reminder Doc
Activity for this month:
Download the document provided below and please complete the audit for both the Compliance Officer and your Business Associate Agreement.
Download Compliance Officer Audit Doc