A large counseling private practice located in Fort Worth, Texas has revealed that it has demonstrated compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules after completing Compliancy Group’s 6-Stage HIPAA risk analysis and remediation process.
The Center for Counseling & Family Relationships (CCFAM) used Compliancy Group’s proprietary HIPAA compliance tracking solution The Guard and, helped by its compliance coaches, CCFAM has demonstrated its policies and processes are in line with HIPAA and the company has established an effective HIPAA compliance program.
CCFAM was founded in 2007 with a single counselor and office staff member and has now expanded into a large practice providing in excess of 1,000 sessions a month. Privacy and confidentiality are critical to CCFAM and the children, teenagers, and adults the company serves.
CCFAM already adheres with Texas licensure board rules and every attempt was made to adhere with HIPAA, but CCFAM owner, Dr. Rhonda Johnson, recognized the fact that staff HIPAA training had not altered much in the past 5 years, even though the company had grown massively over the years and was now a large group private practice of administrative staff and counselors with many specialties.
Dr. Johnson explained: “Along with being the owner of Center for Counseling & Family Relationships, I am also the owner of CCFAM Training, which provides CEUs for mental health professionals. I recognized the need in my field for a Telehealth, HIPAA, and PCI Compliance continuing education training. As I began to develop and prepare the training, I was introduced to a Compliancy Group video that I used during the CEU training I provided. I reached out to Compliancy Group to find out what made them unique and different than the service I had been using.”
What CCFAM required was a service that would help the practice ensure ongoing compliance with HIPAA Rules and would provide a more intensive, hands on approach to that would ensure constant compliance.
Dr. Johnson continued: “What made the decision for me was hearing the heart behind how Compliancy Group began, their desire to provide effective training for small business practices like mine, their step by step process, and coaching throughout the process to earn our HIPAA Compliance Seal with Compliancy Group. I can without hesitation state that the process was more thorough and in depth across every aspect of HIPAA than any other HIPAA assistance service on the market.”
Successful completion of the 6-stage HIPAA Risk Analysis and remediation process has resulted in CCFAM being awarded Compliancy Group’s HIPAA Seal of Compliance. The HIPAA Seal of Compliance demonstrates CCFAM’s good faith effort in relation to HIPAA compliance and that the company has established an effective HIPAA compliance program.
The Seal of Compliance shows current and possible clients that CCFAM is committed to ensuring patient privacy and that the company has put in place appropriate safeguards to keep patient information secured.