We don’t accept Medicare or Medicaid, so we don’t need to worry about these HIPAA rules!
Technically, if you don’t have any electronic records or only accept cash payments you may not need to worry about this rule! Otherwise if you do have electronic medical records or accept any type of electronic insurance payments you must follow those rules!
So… you’re from Missouri?
Let me so show you!
I checked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services:
The Administrative Simplification standards adopted by HHS under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) apply to any entity that is: • A health care provider that conducts certain transactions in electronic form (referred to here as a “covered health care provider”), • A health care clearinghouse, or • A health plan An organization or individual that is one or more of these types of entities is referred to as a “covered entity” in the Administrative Simplification regulations, and must comply with the requirements of those regulations.
Copy/paste the above URL & follow the directions, it’s that simple. If you answer Yes to any of the questions below, You are a covered entity!
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 773-482-2005 for more information on how we can assist your organization!