Modeled on a Fraud and Abuse Compliance Protocol, this 60 page document breaks down HIPAA Privacy Compliance into understandable steps. With a Glossary, List of Resources, and Key Questions for each of the 8 Steps to Compliance, a medical practice can come to grips with creating a customized, manageable, realistic response to the mandate to have a compliance program in place.
Compliance is not a one size fits all proposition, nor is this document a book of forms, although the governmentís Business Associate model contract is included. This document helps practices develop their own program without paying exorbitant fees to external consultants who donít know what you do as well as you know it. Failure to conform to the regulations can lead to fines as well as criminal penalties.