American Filing Solutions Home Page
 

High Density Mobile Storage, Filing Cabinets, Shelving Systems, Mailroom Furnitures, Fireproof File Cabinets, Modular Furniture Systems, Bar-Code Tracking Systems, Color Label Systems, Records and Document Management Software, Color-Coded Filing, Custom Folders, Space Planning Consultations, File Conversions and Relocations


American Filing Solutons
 

Nationwide Sales, Distribution, Assembly, Installation, Relocation Services

About Us - See Our Video   |  E-mail: sales@FilingToday.com  |  Quantity Discounts Available. Call 1-888-891-1970 or 1-951-694-4150  |  Contact Us

 

  FILING SYSTEMS & SUPPLIES
Home
  • Bank Vault Equipment
  • ColorBar Labels
  • Colored End Tab Folders
  • Color-Coded Labels
  • Computer Storage Cabinets
  • File Cabinets
  • File Conversions Services
  • File Folders - End Tab Style
  • File Folders - Top Tab Style
  • File Tracking Software
  • Filing Accessories
  • Fireproof File Cabinets
  • Furniture for Cafeteria
  • HIPAA Medical File Folders
  • Indexes & Filebacks
  • Label Design Software
  • Mailroom Furniture Systems
  • Medical Alert Card
  • Mobile Filing Systems
  • Mobile Mail Carts/Sorters
  • Office Furniture Solutions
  • Planfile Oversize Filing
  • Radiology Office Supplies
  • Records Management
  • Shelving System Types
  • Vertical Filing Cabinets
  • Wood & Steel Bookcases
  • Quick Links
  • Assembly Instructions
  • Compatible Products
  • Dowload Forms
  • E-Commerce Stores
  • Freight, Shipping & Handling
  • Freight Shipping Terms
  • GSA
  • Internet Special
  • Layout Request Form
  • Manufacturer Color Options
  • Manufacturer Price Increase
  • Manufacturer Warranty
  • On-Line Order Form
  • Order Form - Faxable
  • Partnership
  • Product Images Library
  • Products Literature
  •  

    Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)

     

    HIPAA is changing the medical industry and Datum has responded by creating a comprehensive summary and product solution guide. This guide will answer some of your questions regarding the complex legislation as well as offer products that will assist you in securing your patient's records. View Brochure (pdf).

     

    Q: What is HIPAA?

     

    To improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health care system, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 included a series of "administrative simplification" provisions that require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to adopt national standards for electronic health care transactions. By ensuring consistency throughout the industry, these national standards will make it easier for health plans, doctors, hospitals and other health care providers to process claims and other transactions electronically. The law also required security and privacy standards in order to protect personal health information.

     

    Q: Who must comply?

     

    As required by HIPAA, the final regulation covers health plans, health care clearinghouses, and those health care providers who conduct certain financial and administrative transactions electronically. The provisions of the final rule generally apply equally to private sector and public sector entities.

     

    Q: When is the deadline for compliancy?

     

    As required by the HIPAA law, most covered entities have two full years - until April 14, 2003 - to comply with the privacy rule's provisions. The law gives HHS the authority to make appropriate changes to the rule prior to the compliance date. Small health plans have until April 14, 2004 (small health plans are defined as having less than $5 million in annual receipts).

     

    Q: What kind of information is protected?

     

    All medical records and other individually identifiable health information used or disclosed by a covered entity in any form, whether electronically, on paper, or orally, are covered by the rule.

     

    Q: What measures must be taken to protect information?

     

    The Privacy Rule generally requires covered entities to take reasonable steps to limit the use or disclosure of, and requests for protected health information (PHI) to the minimum necessary to accomplish the intended purpose. The minimum necessary standard is intended to make covered entities evaluate their practices and enhance protections as needed to prevent unnecessary or inappropriate access to PHI. It is intended to reflect and be consistent with, not override, professional judgment and standards. Therefore, it is expected that covered entities will utilize the input of prudent professionals involved in health care activities when developing policies and procedures that appropriately will limit access to personal health information without sacrificing the quality of healthcare.

     

    Q: Who enforces HIPAA?

     

    The Department of Health and Human Services will be responsible for determining if institutions are HIPAA compliant as well as assessing penalties and fines for violations. In addition to HHS, institutions should be concerned with the potential of private lawsuits citing HIPAA violations.

     

    Q: What are the penalties for non-compliance?

     

    Civil penalties. Health Plans, providers and clearinghouses that violate these standards will be subject to civil liability. Civil money penalties are $100 per violation, up to $25,000 per person, per year for each requirement or prohibition violated.

     

    Federal criminal penalties. Under HIPAA, Congress also established criminal penalties for knowingly violating patient privacy. Criminal penalties are up to $50,000 and one year in prison for obtaining or disclosing protected health information; up to $100,000 and up to five years in prison for obtaining protected health information under "false pretenses"; and up to $250,000 and up to 10 years in prison for obtaining or disclosing protected health information with the intent to sell transfer or use it for commercial advantage, personal gain or malicious harm.

       

    *Information provided, taken from currently available public information, does not constitute a legal summary and is subject to change without notice.

     

     
    On GSA Contract.
    4Post Personal Storage Locker.
    4Post Personal Storage Locker
    Center Tab Out Guides.
    Out Guides
    Custom Indexes Chart Divider Sets.
    Custom Indexes Chart Divider sets
    Filing Accessories.
    Filing Accessories
    ColorBar Labels Design Printing Software.
    ColorBar Labels Design Software
    Build the perfect folder for your filing needs.
    LapTop Storage Locker.
    LapTop Storage Locker
    Mobile Carts, Industrial Service Carts, Utility Carts.
    Mobile Service Carts & Utility Carts
    Large Documents Storage Filing Solutions.
    Vertical Large Document Filing
           
      

    Minimum Orders:
    Effective June 1, 2013, our minimum order is $50.00. A $10.00 charge will apply on any product order of less than our minimum order amount. All orders are subject to a minimum shipping/handling charge of $15.95. All verbal / faxed / or emailed orders will be processed within 24-48 hours. Once you have placed your order via fax, email or telephone, you will receive an order acknowledgement via email or fax to confirm receipt of your order, including any estimated shipping/delivery charge if requested. You may call or email us in advance for the estimated charges. Click here for a faxable order form to place an order or to obtain a quote.

     
    Prices & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. Terms & Conditions Apply.
     

     

      Comodo Trusted Site Seal
    SSL Certificate
    Web Hosting is 100% Wind Powered.