Although telemedicine has been around for decades, it was the COVID-19 pandemic that accelerated its rapid adoption. The demand for telehealth services surged at the beginning of the crisis as hospitals and healthcare providers rushed to implement technology solutions that could enable them to continue providing care for their at-risk patients remotely. Changes in reimbursement and healthcare regulation followed suit, and quickly this new healthcare delivery model became the new norm.
When it comes to having a telehealth program, taking a proactive approach to compliance can significantly minimize the risks of a breach of protected health information (PHI) and HIPAA-protected data. The following are best practices to ensure your telehealth program is HIPAA compliant.
7 Tips for HIPAA Compliant Telehealth
Want to know more about HIPAA compliant telehealth? Ask the experts at MedSafe.
If you have questions about HIPAA (or any of your compliance programs), contact the experts at MedSafe. MedSafe is the nation’s leading one-stop resource for outsourced accreditation and healthcare compliance solutions. For over 20 years, we have been providing peace of mind to hospital groups, private practices, and their business associates. Our suite of onsite and online training services, including OSHA, HIPAA, Corporate Compliance and Code Auditing, equip your practice with the necessary tools and skills to achieve and maintain regulatory & billing compliance. MedSafe takes a hands-on approach and works directly with your team to uncover issues and define suitable solutions.