Author Archives: Linda Allard

About Linda Allard

Linda Allard is the president of NEMT.

Headphones: A forgotten tool for compliance

NEMT is very lucky to have a wonderful internal newsletter. I use this newsletter as part of my HIPAA compliance for education. We do a formal education with each team member and then we supplement with relevant HIPAA-related educational articles. … Continue reading

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What about when they leave?

There is a lot of focus when we bring an employee on board. We make sure we have all the HR done correctly and we follow our HIPAA guidelines. New team members are set up in all the systems and … Continue reading

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Sept. 22 is right around the corner — Are you ready?

The Omnibus Rule became effective on March 26, 2013 and there were many changes.  Most of those changes needed to be in effect on Sept. 23, 2013.  However, Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) that were in place prior to Jan. 25, … Continue reading

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Stolen laptops yield big fines (again)

Recently there was a story in the news that revealed two different hospital associations had to pay OCR fines of $1,975,220. The fines were due to two unencrypted laptops being stolen. I’m not sure what else we need to read … Continue reading

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HIPAA help – because paper still exists

At the end of June, the Department of Health and Human Services reported that there was an $800,000 settlement in a medical records dumping case. When I read the article I was totally flabbergasted. Boxes of patients’ records were left … Continue reading

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