Small medical practices are not safe from HIPAA and Texas H.B. 300 noncompliance fines. Adult & Pediatric Dermatology, P.C. experienced a theft when an unencrypted thumb drive was stolen from the vehicle of an employee. The drive housed the electronic protected health information of roughly 2,200 patients. An investigation was launched by the HHS Office for Civil Rights.
As a result of the security breach, Adult & Pediatric Dermatology paid a $150,000 fine. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was established to set national standards to protect individual’s medical records and other personal health information.
HIPAA training is mandatory for anyone who comes into contact with protected health information (PHI). Medical office employees in Texas are also required to complete Texas H.B. 300 compliance training. It’s vitally important for employees to understand and comply with the HIPAA and Texas H.B. 300 rules in order to avoid potentially costly mistakes.
Federal HIPAA fines range from $100 to 1.5 million dollars and Texas H.B. 300 fines range from $5,000 to $250,000. We designed our training courses to build awareness of Texas H.B. 300 regulations and HIPAA privacy and security rules using interactive graphics and text.
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BASIC HIPAA COURSE
Our Basic HIPAA training course was designed to inform professionals that handle protected health information of patient privacy and security laws according to federal HIPAA guidelines. You will be able to print or email a certificate of completion after successfully completing the course.
TEXAS HOUSE BILL 300 COURSE
Our Texas H.B. 300 course will help you meet the required Texas H.B.300 training mandated by the state of Texas. Texas H.B. 300 requires that new employees be trained on federal AND state law concerning protecting sensitive patient information within 90 days of hire.
ADVANCED HIPAA COURSE
Our Advanced HIPAA training course provides detailed training on how to stay compliant with federal HIPAA privacy and security regulations. Receive a certificate of successful completion AND 2.0 continuing education contact hours.
This continuing education activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.