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FAQ About a Security Risk Analysis

2016 Update

The HIPAA requirement for a risk analysis has been in place since 2003. With changes to various programs, including Meaningful Use and ICD-10, enforcement of this requirement has started in force for all organizations who create, store, or exchange patient records. 2016 will bring an increase in audits and enforcement activities from various government organizations, some funded by the penalties and fines an audit may produce. If your organization has not started this process, you may be vulnerable to fines that begin at $10,000 per occurrence.

In 2014 audits expanded to Home Health Care organizations, Nursing Homes, Dentist, and Physical Therapy
Organizations with a medical component.

A security Risk Analysis can save you or your organization thousands of dollars in fines and penalties, as well as preserving your business reputation, in the event of an audit. CMS and the ONC recognize one credential, the AHIMA Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security, as the professionals qualified to perform the Security Risk Analysis. Brothers and Associates LLC is a nationally recognized organization conducting Risk Analysis using the NIST format to help your organization meet the compliance requirements of HIPAA. To schedule your risk analysis call us today at 502 517 6943.

Security Risk Analysis: To receive the incentive payments, you must also demonstrate that you have met the criteria for the EHR Incentive Program’s privacy and security objective. This objective, “ensure adequate privacy and security protections for personal heath information,” is the fifth and final health policy priority of the EHR Incentive Program. The measure for Stage 1 aligns with HIPAA’s administrative safeguard to conduct a security risk assessment and correct any identified deficiencies. In fact, the EHR Incentive Program’s only privacy and security measure for Stage 1 is to: Conduct or review a security risk assessment of the certified EHR technology, and correct identified security deficiencies and provide security updates as part of an ongoing risk management process.

Should We Buy a “Risk Analysis in a Box”?

The short answer is NO. There are over 300 variables that can go into a security risk analysis and the information provided by CMS can be confusing. It is always recommended to have a CERTIFIED professional do the audit for you and provide ongoing updates and consultation as rules and regulations change. What Is a […]

What Are the Penalties for NOT Having a Security Risk Analysis?

2016 Update The HIPAA requirement for a risk analysis has been in place since 2003.  With changes to various programs, including Meaningful Use and ICD-10, enforcement of this requirement has started in force for all organizations who create, store, or exchange patient records.  2016 will bring an increase in audits and enforcement activities from various government organizations, some funded by […]

What Happens if We Don’t Do a Proper Security Risk Analysis?

About one in 20 participants in the meaningful use program can expect to face an audit for compliance with the program’s requirements, according to a CMS official. The most common problems identified in the audits so far are: Noncompliance with the requirement that health care providers conduct a data security risk assessment, which also is a requirement […]

Can We Do Our Own HIPAA Security Risk Analysis?

The correct answer is Yes.  However, it is important to realize that having your assessment done by a certified professional will demonstrate the due diligence expected by the HIPAA rule.  A risk analysis is a detailed and comprehensive look at the Physical, Administrative, and Technical security of your facility. Le casino n’a pas le vôtre […]