What is it?
The HIPAA Safe Harbor Bill signed January, 2021, amended the HITECH ACT. The purpose of the bill is to serve as a positive incentive for healthcare providers to increase investment in cyber-security for the benefit of regulatory compliance and patient safety.
What does this mean for my practice?
If you have standardized security practices for at least 12 months, during a security incident investigation the HHS Secretary may decide to decrease the extent and length of the audit, reduce the amount of a fine, and/or lessen the remedies that HHS might have otherwise imposed.
How do I know if my practice will be covered under Safe Harbor?
Schedule a quick chat with our senior risk advisors. They will walk you through your practice’s vulnerabilities and let you know how you can implement cyber-security practices to fall within the protections of the bill. The sooner such practices are implemented, the better.