Stop Worrying about HIPAA

Privacy and Security!
These laws mandate the procedures for managing patient's Protected Health Information.
What is HIPAA?
  • HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
  • The main objective of HIPAA is to provide privacy and security for the protected health information (PHI) of individuals maintained by healthcare providers, hospitals, health plans and health insurers, and healthcare clearinghouses.
The Privacy Rule and the Security Rule.
The Privacy Rule and Security Rule are the two rules that regulate how protected health information (PHI) is maintained, disclosed, used, or accessed.
  1. The Privacy law deals with the protection of physical PHI
  2. The Security Rule addresses how to protect the PHI that is in electronic format
How does HIPAA affect you?

Each practice must establish, implement, and continually use a formal HIPAA Compliance Plan. Everyone in your practice must be trained in accordance with HIPAA law to ensure patient's health information is protected. Every practice must also establish an ongoing update program and training schedule to continually stay in compliance with the changes that develop in the law.


National Privider Identifier (NPI)
On May 23, 2007 the NPI will be the only provider identifying number you can use for insurance, prescriptions, and referrals. It will replace every legacy identification number you currently use (i.e. UPIN, Blue Cross, and Blue Shield Numbers, CHAMPUS Numbers, Medicare Number, etc.). There is a lot of preparation that must be done to make sure your NPI implementation is completed by this date.

Without your NPI number and a knowledge of what to do with it:
· Claims will not be paid!
· Prescriptions will not be honored!
· Referrals to all other healthcare providers will not be accepted!
· Etc.

HCSI has a complete Implementation Plan included as part of our HCSI "Compliance Solution." This plan will help you to easily complete the implementation process for your NPI.


HCSI Provides:
An easy and effective way to implement a HIPAA compliance plan that addresses all the statutes and trains your employees.

Help for your employees
We provide both initial and ongoing training in HIPAA Privacy and Security to keep your staff continuously current on the latest rules and regulations.

Help for your patients
We help you inform your patients on what they need to know about the law. We help your patients feel comfortable in your office because your whole staff is confident and knowledgeable in how to properly protect your patients' health information.

Help for you
We eliminate the headache and time that it takes to come up with quality initial training and ongoing training. We eliminate the worry of remembering when audits, ongoing training, or other specifications need to be done by sending regular updates to remind you.

Why you should purchase your HIPAA compliance plan from HCSI.
Problem Solution
  1. The survival and viability of your practice depends upon your effectiveness in complying with federal guidelines.
  2. It is extremely difficult for you to completely train your staff.
  3. It is almost impossible for you to provide adequate "ongoing training."
  4. As legislation proliferates, the potential for fines, penalties, litigation, and even loss of license continues to grow.
  1. Since 1984 more health care professionals have used HCSI compliance services than any other compliance product of its kind.
  2. HCSI provides initial etraining for all employees and certifies the training.
  3. HCSI provides ongoing etraining for all employees and certifies the training.
  4. We guarantee our product by backing it up with a 30-day money back guarantee.
In addition:
  • HCSI provides a complete reference guide containing all forms and reference material.
  • HCSI has experienced client service representatives just a phone call away to help.