Is Your Shredding Service HIPAA Compliant?

Feb

17

2020

Yes. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a U.S federal law that requires health care organizations to “maintain reasonable and appropriate, technical, and physical safeguards to prevent intentional or unintentional use or disclosure of protected health information.” Protected health information (PHI) includes patient medical records, patient logs, insurance, billing, and other personally identifiable health information.

HIPAA Compliant Shredding Service

Our document shredding is secure and HIPAA Compliant, you will be provided with a genuine and Notarized Certificate of destruction for your records and future audits. For more info on Document Privacy Laws 

The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires appropriate safeguards to protect your medical records and PHI throughout the entire lifespan of the documents, from initiation to final disposal. According to the Department of HHS, a properly destroyed medical record or piece of PHI is defined as being rendered unreadable, indecipherable, and otherwise unable to be reconstructed.

The following different types of medical records, documents, and are defined as PHI and protected under HIPAA privacy laws: HIPAA’s privacy protection and destruction laws apply for medical records in all formats—whether it’s an electronic health record or a paper one, be sure to take the proper steps when disposing and destroying any medical record to ensure your HIPAA compliance.

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