Hire Help to Store, Dispose of Records, Prevent HIPAA Violations

July 21, 2014 – In The News
Medical Practice Compliance Alert

William Maruca was quoted in the Medical Practice Compliance Alert article “Hire Help to Store, Dispose, Prevent HIPAA Violations.” While the full text can be found in the July 21, 2014, issue of Medical Practice Compliance Alert, a synopsis is noted below.

Hire a medical record storage company to transfer and store your paper charts to prevent a HIPAA breach.

Additionally, sign a carefully worded business associate agreement (BAA) with the vendor, says Maruca.

Maruca recommends that covered entities include provisions in their BAAs to require their business associates to indemnify them from any costs associated with a breach they cause.