Author Archives: Linda Allard

About Linda Allard

Linda Allard is the president of NEMT.

Whiteout – It’s not just correction fluid

I live on the East Coast and, as most everyone knows, we just had a major snow storm.  There was so much snow that it shut down everything, including the government. What it didn’t shut down were the medical facilities … Continue reading

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Audits to restart in 2016

With the start of 2016 in sight, those of us in compliance need to make sure we are ready for phase two of the audits as they will start in early 2016. The Offices of Health and Human Services of … Continue reading

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HIPAA: Required versus addressable — what does that mean?

The HIPAA security rule can be very confusing when you are reading it. The HIPAA security rule implementation has procedures listed as either required or addressable. I think “addressable” versus “required” is extra confusing. We all know what required is, … Continue reading

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Bring your vendor into your BAAs

As a vendor, Business Associate Agreements (BAA) are something that I am very familiar with.  Our business deals with PHI directly in order to provide the services we offer. This means that we need to have a signed BAA with … Continue reading

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Networking: A 15 minute call could save you …

This past week I had the pleasure of attending AHIMA’s Security and Privacy Institute.  I spent two days listening to amazing speakers talk about different areas of HIPAA and security in regard to protecting PHI. A side benefit, and one … Continue reading

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