Everyone in the health care industry is working hard to comply with provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). HIPAA Security requires medical practices to put reasonable measures in place to protect patient information. Physicians must document the steps they are taking to ensure best-practice security measures.
HIPAA compliance is complicated task. To assist you, Texas Pediatric Society offers a variety of HIPAA resources:
- Summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule
- Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information
- How to “HIPAA” – Top 10 Tips
- National Provider Identifier (NPI) Fact Sheet
- Sample Business Associate Contract Provisions
For additional information about practice management, please contact:
Laura Blanke, MPH, Practice Education Manager
401 West 15th Street, Suite 682
Austin, Texas 78701
Disclaimer: This information is available to provide general education. It is provided with the understanding that Texas Pediatric Society is not engaged in rendering legal, medical, or other professional services. Although prepared by professionals, the information provided on this web site should not be utilized as a substitute for professional services.