Texas HSA Tells Providers: Get Certified
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—U.S.October 10, 2013
HealthData Management reports on the Texas Health Services Authority’s efforts toward HIPAA-compliance for providers and its call for providers to become privacy and/or security-certified. Citing the potential penalties at the state and federal level—including the Texas Medical Records Privacy Act’s authorization of fines ranging from $5,000 to $1.5 million per violation—the report highlights the authority’s efforts moving forward on a voluntary HIPAA compliance certification program authorized in a 2011 state law. The Health Information Trust Alliance is creating the certification recommendations.