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Sudden Infant Death Services of Illinois Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant

Sudden Infant Death Services (SIDS) of Illinois, Inc. has been confirmed as having met the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, Privacy, and Breach Notification Rules, and all requirements of the HITECH Act.

SIDS of Illinois is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the prevention of sudden, unexpected infant death. This is achieved through educational programs for families, healthcare professionals, law enforcement, childcare providers, and the general public. SIDS of Illinois also provides bereavement services to families and others who have experienced the tragedy of a sudden, unexpected infant death.

Due to the sensitive nature of the work conducted by SIDS of Illinois, and the types of information collected, maintained, stored, and transmitted, compliance with the HIPAA Rules is essential. It is also important to be able to demonstrate compliance through HIPAA certification.

To ensure compliance with all aspects of HIPAA, SIDS of Illinois partnered with Compliancy Group and chose its HIPAA Seal of Compliance as certification demonstrating its commitment to compliance and the privacy and security of client data.

“HIPAA Certification is critically important to the mission of Sudden Infant Death Services (SIDS) of Illinois, Inc. Compliancy Group simplifies HIPAA compliance so that all of our staff can confidently provide Infant Safe Sleep education, and bereavement support to those families who have experienced the death of an infant,“ said Nancy Maruyama, RN, BSN, NCBF, Executive Director, SIDS of Illinois.

Compliancy Group has confirmed that SIDS of Illinois has successfully completed the Six Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and Remediation process, using Compliancy Group’s compliance tracking software (The Guard).

“We are proud of the work we do and the services we provide to all residents of Illinois. In working with Compliancy Group’s experts, we can show that we continue to be HIPAA compliant and protect all sensitive information from and regarding our constituency,” said Maruyama. “Compliancy Group coaches walked us through the steps needed to complete the certification process. I would recommend Compliancy Group to any entity, especially non-profit organizations, as the best way to become Certified HIPAA Compliant.”

After successfully completing the 6-stage compliance process, Compliancy Group awarded SIDS of Illinois the HIPAA Seal of Compliance, demonstrating to clients, patients and others that SIDS of Illinois has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and is committed to ensuring the privacy and security of sensitive data.

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Compliancy Group Confirms MeDLiTE Inc. is HIPAA Compliant

Compliancy Group has announced that MeDLiTE Inc., a Hackensack, NJ-based full service medical billing company, has been confirmed as having met all requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules

MeDLiTE has been providing medical billing services form more than 30 years and works with a wide spectrum of healthcare providers and specializes in both participating and non-participating billing.

Billing services providers are classed as business associates under HIPAA and are therefore required to comply with the HIPAA Rules. MeDLiTE had implemented safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all electronic protected health information provided by its clients; however, to ensure that none of the requirements of the HIPAA Rules had been missed, MeDLiTE partnered with Compliance Group and chose the HIPAA Seal of Compliance to differentiate its services.

Using Compliancy Group’s Six Stage Implementation Program and compliance tracking software solution (The Guard), MeDLiTE was able to demonstrate the company was adhering to the necessary regulatory standards outlined in the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and the HITECH Act.

After successfully completing Compliancy Group’s 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process, Compliancy Group’s HIPAA subject matter experts and compliance coaches confirmed that MeDLiTE had implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and MeDLiTE’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance was recognized with the HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates to current and future clients that MeDLiTE is committed to ensuring that all ePHI provided to the company will be protected and the company is meeting all of its responsibilities under HIPAA.

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Paramount Counseling Services Achieves HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group

Whitefish Bay, WI-based Paramount Counseling Services (PCS), an outpatient based mental health agency offering counseling and psychotherapy services, has demonstrated compliance with the Rules of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the requirements of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

“HIPAA compliance is critical to the mission of Paramount Counseling Services. The health data of our clients is personal and highly sensitive information. HIPAA compliance matters a great deal as we diligently strive to keep our client’s information confidential and secured,” said PCS in a statement.

To ensure all requirements of HIPAA and the HITECH Act were achieved, PCS partnered with Compliancy Group. PCS used Compliancy Group’s proven HIPAA compliance methodology and compliance tracking software – The Guard – to meet the necessary regulatory standards of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, HIPAA Security Rule, HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, HIPAA Omnibus Rule, and the HITECH Act.

“Choosing Compliancy Group to partner with on this path to improving our HIPAA compliance was imperative as they had the experience, the tools, and the knowledge to help support Paramount Counseling Services in demonstrating full compliance of the HIPAA regulations,” said PCS. “Being HIPAA compliant has helped tremendously by offering the safety and security in knowing that we have put forth maximum effort into protecting our clients’ information.”

After successfully completing Compliancy Group’s proprietary 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process, Compliancy Group’s HIPAA subject matter experts and compliance coaches confirmed that PCS had implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and the mental health agency was awarded the HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates PCS’s commitment to protecting the privacy of its clients and safeguarding their sensitive data. Clients and patients are now much more aware of the requirements of HIPAA, the rights afforded them by the legislation, and the need for their providers to protect their privacy and safeguard their personal and protected health information. The HIPAA Seal of Compliance is chosen by forward-thinking healthcare providers to demonstrate HIPAA compliance and differentiate their services.

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HEOPS Inc. Demonstrates HIPAA Compliance with Compliancy Group

HEOPS Inc. and its subsidiary CENTIPEDE Care Solutions LLC have completed Compliancy Groups 6-stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process and have demonstrated they have implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program.

HEOPS Inc. is a strategic partner to the nation’s leading health plans, providing strategy and back office support to help health plans scale. Its subsidiary, Franklin, TN-based CENTIPEDE Care Solutions, helps members and their caregivers access the care they need from quality home care providers at an affordable price, and help remove the complexity of healthcare.

Compliance with all aspects of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act’s (HIPAA) Rules is essential for all healthcare providers, Health plans and business associates to ensure the privacy, security, and integrity of healthcare data. To ensure no aspect of the often-complex HIPAA Rules was missed, HEOPS and CENTIPEDE Care Solutions sought assistance from Compliancy Group.

“HEOPS is trusted by the nation’s largest health plans, over 2000 home care agencies and our members. We take HIPAA requirements very seriously,” said Nancy Everitt, CEO HEOPS Inc, “Certification via the Compliancy Group is another way that our team is demonstrating commitment to quality, excellence and safeguarding member protected health information (PHI) and provider data (PII). ”

Compliancy Group has developed a propriety HIPAA compliance methodology and compliance tracking software solution called The Guard. Using that method and tracking progress using The Guard, while being assisted on their journey toward compliance by Compliancy Group’s compliance coaches, HEOPS and CENTIPEDE Care Solutions demonstrated compliance with all aspects of the HIPAA Rules and their good faith effort toward compliance was recognized with the HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates to patients, members, and partners that an organization is committed to compliance and has taken the necessary steps to ensure that risks to PHI have been effectively mitigated.

“HEOPS and CENTIPEDE Care Solutions are focused on creating a secure environment to support the goals of all of our customers,” said Everitt. “Peter Kapolas, BSN, CPHQ, SVP Quality and Program Operations and our whole team are committed to creating a model program so that all stakeholders can rest easy that compliance is a key focus.”

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Compliancy Group Helps Nanodropper Inc. Achieve HIPAA Compliance

Compliancy Group has announced that the medical device company Nanodropper Inc. has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and has demonstrated compliance with the Privacy, Security, Omnibus, and Breach Notification Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Nanodropper was inspired by a ProPublica article that revealed drug companies were making eyedrop bottles that deliver eye drops containing more liquid that the human eye can hold, which results in considerable waste and unnecessary costs for patients. Nanodropper developed a first-of-its-kind patient-centered adaptor that fits on eyedrop bottles and reduces the volume of currently oversized eyedrops by more than 60 percent.

The Nanodropper device, after which the company is named, is a FDA-listed, Class I medical device, that reduces cost and waste and helps to minimize potential side effects of vision-saving treatments. In addition to this flagship product, Nanodropper offers value-based solutions to close health equity gaps while promoting patient education and advocacy.

As a manufacturer of medical devices, Nanodropper comes into contact with protected health information. Under HIPAA, any entity that is provided with identifiable healthcare data is required to comply with the HIPAA Rules and must implement safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of identifiable protected health information.

To ensure the company was fully compliant with the HIPAA Rules, Nanodropper sought assistance from Compliancy Group. Nanodropper used Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA methodology, The Guard compliance tracking software, and completed its 6-stage risk analysis and remediation process, after which Nanodropper was awarded the HIPAA Seal of Compliance. The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates Nanodropper’s commitment to HIPAA compliance and helps the firm differentiate its services.

“As our brand continues to be more recognized by the patients we serve, we want them to know that we value our patients’ privacy and think this should be the standard for anyone involved in healthcare,” said Nanodropper CEO Allisa Song. “Patients with diseases like glaucoma can save thousands of dollars per year just by using the Nanodropper with their prescribed eyedrop medication. A purchase with us does not require providing much, if any, medical information, but for anyone providing PHI, rest assured our top priority is keeping that information as safe and secure as possible.”

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Compliancy Group Helps New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances Achieve HIPAA Compliance

Compliancy Group has announced that Southern California-based New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances has successfully completed its proprietary 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process and has been confirmed as having implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program.

New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances provides therapy to individuals (adults only) and couples experiencing a variety of mental health issues. Clients are asked to consider setting aside behaviors that have not worked in the past and consider new courageous approaches, with various tools used to help them gain the knowledge, strength, and courage to achieve a new level of functioning. “At New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances clients are welcomed into a nurturing environment where they can feel safe, begin to hope again, and imagine possibilities of the life they have always longed for,” said Marriage & Family Therapist and practice founder, Willie Barefield.

New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances is classed as a HIPAA-covered entity and is therefore required to comply with the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). As with all new practices, ensuring policies and procedures are created to meet the requirements of the HIPAA Rules and appropriate safeguards are implemented to protect patient information can be a challenge.

To ensure that no aspect of the HIPAA Rules was overlooked, New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances sought assistance from Compliancy Group. Through the use of Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA methodology, its compliance tracking software, The Guard®, and assisted by its Compliance Coaches, New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances implemented an effective compliance program.

“Meeting HIPAA guidelines is very important as it demonstrates a desire and commitment to providing services to clients at the highest level of integrity. Also, it gives clients peace of mind knowing that their personal information is protected, so they can feel safe,” said Willie Barefield.

Compliancy Group’s HIPAA experts verified that HIPAA Rules were being followed and safeguards had been implemented to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of patient information and the good faith efforts of New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances toward HIPAA compliance was recognized with the HIPAA Seal of Compliance®.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance® confirms the commitment of New Dimensions Therapeutic Alliances to complying with the HIPAA Rules and ensuring the privacy of client information and helps the practice differentiate its services.

“Choosing Compliancy Group as a guide through the HIPAA Compliance process was a no-brainer after reading about the services they offer, the reviews from their clients, and initial interactions with their amazing staff,” said Willie Barefield. “Being new at running a business, the experience of the staff at Compliancy Group and the guidance they have provided has been invaluable.”

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MarineXchange Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant

MarineXchange Software GmbH has achieved HIPAA compliance following the successful completion of Compliancy Group’s six stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process.

MarineXchange is the developer of the only enterprise software platform for the cruise industry. MXP365 incorporates a range of tools that allow cruise operators to effectively manage all aspects of cruise ship operations, both at the office and on-board cruise ships. The company’s employees now look after more than 30 cruise lines, with the software used on more than 300 cruise ships.

The MXP365 software solution is used to manage all cruise ship operations and, as such, comes into contact with the personal and protected health information of cruise ship passengers, so it is essential for the software to incorporate appropriate safeguards to protect that data and for company staff to be aware of their responsibilities with respect to HIPAA.

To ensure the company’s software, policies and procedures were fully compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules, MarineXchange sought assistance from Compliancy Group.

Compliancy Group has developed a HIPAA compliance tracking solution called The Guard, which guides its clients through the intricacies of HIPAA Rules and helps to ensure that all requirements are met and appropriate safeguards are implemented to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of any PHI a company or its products interact with.

Using The Guard software solution, and assisted by Compliancy Group’s compliance coaches, MarineXchange Software was able to demonstrate it had implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program. That program was verified by Compliancy Group’s HIPAA experts and MarineXchange’s good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance saw the company awarded Compliancy Group’s HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance confirms MarineXchange’s commitment to safeguarding personal and protected health information and is now being used to differentiate its services.

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Optimum Behavioral Care, Inc Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

Compliancy Group has announced that Optimum Behavioral Care, Inc. d/b/a Frank Morelli, LMHC, has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and has demonstrated compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Omnibus Rules.

Frank Morelli is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in Jacksonville, FL with more than 25 years’ experience of providing behavioral wellness to the entire family. His practice is especially well suited to treating patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, anxiety disorders, and depression.

 

Frank Morelli sought assistance from Compliancy Group to ensure that fully compliant policies and procedures had been implemented and appropriate safeguards were in place to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of PHI. “Protecting the records and communications of my clients is just the right thing to do.  Confidentiality is the cornerstone of psychotherapy,” said Frank Morelli.

Frank Morelli used Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA-compliance tracking solution, The Guard, to monitor progress and guide his compliance efforts, with assistance provided by Compliancy Group’s expert compliance coaches.

Frank Morelli successfully completed Compliancy Group’s 6-Stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process and his good faith effort towards HIPAA compliance was verified by Compliancy Group’s HIPAA subject matter experts and Compliance Coaches and Frank Morelli was awarded Compliancy Group’s HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates to current and former patients that Frank Morelli’s practice is committed to ensuring the confidentiality of patient data and protecting the privacy of patients. Forward-thinking providers like Frank Morelli, LMHC choose the HIPAA Seal of Compliance to differentiate their services.

“Navigating the HIPAA rules are challenging for providers of healthcare services.  Compliancy Group makes the process straight forward, thorough, and complete.  OBC, Inc is a better choice for psychotherapy for having respected the rights of consumers, and a better company for faithfulness to high standards,” said Compliancy Group.

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Princeton Internal Medicine and Geriatrics Confirmed as HIPAA Compliant by Compliancy Group

Compliancy Group has announced that Princeton Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, a primary care clinic in Princeton, NJ, has implemented an effective HIPAA compliance program and is compliant with the federally mandated standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act.

Princeton Internal Medicine and Geriatrics used Compliancy’s Group’s HIPAA methodology and The Guard compliance tracking software to ensure that all requirements of the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Omnibus Rule, and Breach Notification Rule were satisfied and patients’ personal and protected health information is properly safeguarded and patient privacy is assured.

Princeton Internal Medicine and Geriatrics is 100% committed to safeguarding patient health information. The practice sought assistance from Compliancy Group to ensure all requirements of HIPAA had been met, policies and procedures were fully compliant, and risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of protected health information had been identified and reduced to a reasonable and appropriate level. “Working with the Compliancy Group and their expert coaches helped our office fulfill our regulatory obligations. Following their proven system, allowed us to lift the burden of regulatory compliance off our shoulders and get back to doing what we love, caring for our patients as if they are family,” said Princeton Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.

After completing the Compliancy’ Groups proprietary Six Stage Implementation Program and conducting a comprehensive risk analysis and remediation process, Princeton Internal Medicine and Geriatrics’ good faith effort toward HIPAA compliance was verified by Compliancy Group’s HIPAA compliance experts and the healthcare provider was awarded the HIPAA Seal of Compliance.

The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates to patients and vendors that Princeton Internal Medicine and Geriatrics is committed to complying with federal healthcare regulations and protecting patient privacy.

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