MACRA, MIPS and the October 2 deadline has kept us busy conducting HIPAA Security Risk Assessments. This year, in response to the history of settlements and the amount of breaches related to Business Associates practices, we decided to change our tools appropriately to adjust for these trends. Our findings so far have been quite alarming and clearly displays a recipe for failure.

HIPAA Security has always directed specific actions as it relates to Business Associates. The HITECH Act modified some of the guidance and placed more strict measures. The Omnibus Rule used HIPAA Security and HITECH as a baseline and…


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Written by: Dr. Jose I. Delgado, CEO/Founder of Taino Consultants, Inc.