According to the announcement, the guide is specifically designed to be a reference source for employers and other health plan sponsors who may not have a staff of experts to guide them through compliance with HIPAA’s privacy and security rules.
When questions arise regarding any HIPAA issue, benefit managers can access a copy of the guide, find the brief discussion on the issue involved, and easily determine how to deal with it, C&B said in its announcement. The guide also contains four appendices that contain samples of useful forms, such as a Model Authorization Form, to aid in compliance with the new rules.
“Simplifying HIPAA will provide value by not only helping resolve these issues as they occur, but also by teaching plan administrators how to properly secure, use, and disclose all individually identifiable health information in a HIPAA compliant manner,” said James Buonfiglio, President of C&B Consulting Group, in the announcement.
All plans were required to be in compliance with new HIPAA rules by April 21 (See HIPAA Deadline for Small Plans Approaches ).
For more information, go to www.candbconsulting.com .