HIPAA FAQ’s – HIPAA Frequently Asked Questions

Tier3MD_HIPAA_FAQSHIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The HIPAA laws are specific to the safeguarding of personal or protected health information (PHI) including your patients medical records. The 3 key aspects of HIPAA are the Privacy Rule, the Security Rule, and the Breach Notification Rule.

HIPAA FAQ’s will help you with some of the most common questions in regards to HIPAA.


What is a Covered Entity?

What is the Omnibus Rule?

Who is a Business Associate?

What is a Breach?

How much is a HIPAA Violation?

Why Security?

Will we get audited?

As a HIPAA consulting group, Tier3MD receives many questions in regards to HIPAA rules and regulations.  The good news is, the rules have not changed.  The bad news is that keeping up with the numerous rules could pose a challenge.  HIPAA is an important job, and the HIPAA Chief Security Officer in your practice will have their hands full.  They will need to get everything in order, such as policies, procedures, administrative, physical and technical safeguards.  They will need to help implement new procedures, train staff, and keep everyone in the practice aware of HIPAA and what they need to do to be compliant.

Tier3MD will help you with your HIPAA compliance, and can also provide HIPAA staff training.

For more FAQ’s click on the HHS.gov website.

For a full HIPAA Security Risk Assessment, contact Sheryl Cherico, CEO Tier3MD.