We discuss covered entities; HIPAA policies and procedures; IRS factors of control for contractors vs employees; the ABC test to determine classification; contracting as a business to business relationship; acting as a Managed Services Organization (MSO); Business Associate Agreements (BAAs); risk exposure and risk analysis; consequences of misclassifying contractors; and our HIPAA compliance manual service that can help with setup and implementation.

In our latest episode, we’re talking about HIPAA compliance with phone services in group practice. 

We discuss VoIP, cellular, and landline services; what is subject to the HIPAA Security Rule; how to get a BAA with your phone service provider; phone service providers we recommend; porting phone numbers; managing phone service for a team; and implications for the end of the Public Health Emergency. 

We discuss risks, both classic and new, around WiFi and network security; whether it’s ever okay to connect to unsecured networks on a device that handles PHI; ways to mitigate risk and to be proactive; good cyber hygiene; setting up a trusted network; VPNs; what to do when you don’t have access to the router; and what to use as a last resort. 

In our latest episode, we take a look at how to keep established and potential client info safe and secure on your website.

We discuss the BetterHelp debacle and lessons we can learn from it; contact forms on websites; what qualifies as PHI; where PHI gets collected through websites; how to set up a secure contact form; HIPAA friendly vs. secure email communication; requests for non secure communication; secure form options; what to include in HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices; Good Faith Estimates; whether tracking technologies and Google Analytics are permissible; and what is and isn’t included in Google’s BAA.

Welcome solo and group practice owners! We are Liath Dalton and Evan Dumas, your co-hosts of Group Practice Tech. In our latest episode, we share a potpourri of updates on inter-state compacts, parity laws, the end of the PHE, and positive developments in the fight against VC backed mental healthcare companies. We discuss: where the […]

Welcome solo and group practice owners! We are Liath Dalton and Evan Dumas, your co-hosts of Group Practice Tech. In our latest episode, we’re busting myths about HIPAA training requirements for group practices. We discuss training requirements in terms of the Privacy Rule and Security Rule (and the distinctions between them); when training is required; […]


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