Applicable Provider Types: All

Is Your Entity in Compliance?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, as modified by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HIPAA) requires covered entities and their business associates to implement policies and procedures to prevent, detect, contain and correct security violations. Under the HIPAA Security Rule, entities must “periodically” perform a security risk assessment, which can be adapted to the size and sophistication of the entity. While the general approach is to perform one annually, some organizations may do so bi-annually and others every three years.