Navigating the Health Insurance and Portability Act

Ensuring Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) In the landscape of healthcare and business, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 is a cornerstone regulation. It sets the standard for the protection of sensitive patient data, impacting a wide array of businesses, from healthcare providers to companies handling …

HIPAA Law Meaning

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), established in 1996, revolutionized the privacy and security standards for medical information in the healthcare industry. A crucial aspect of HIPAA compliance involves the proper handling and destruction of Protected Health Information (PHI), including electronic PHI (ePHI). This is where the services of Country Mile Document Destruction …

HIPAA Document Shredding: Protecting Patient Privacy

In the realm of healthcare, safeguarding patient information is paramount. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted to ensure the privacy and security of patients’ sensitive data. One crucial aspect of HIPAA compliance is the secure disposal of documents containing protected health information (PHI). In this blog post, we’ll explore why HIPAA …

Data and Paper Destruction Laws

Data and paper destruction is a critical aspect of safeguarding sensitive information in the digital age. As a business owner, staying compliant with relevant laws is crucial. Here are some important laws related to the importance of data and paper destruction: 1. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) 2. GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act) 3. FACTA …

What Businesses want to know about Document Destruction

Businesses that utilize document destruction services typically want to know various aspects of the document destruction business to ensure their sensitive information is properly handled. Here are some key areas of interest for businesses in this industry: By addressing these key areas of interest, document destruction service providers can effectively communicate their capabilities, instill confidence …

Why It Can Be Against The Law If You Don’t Destroy your Documents Correctly

Safely destroying your sensitive documents will help prevent lawsuits, give you peace of mind, and protect your identity. But did you know that if you don’t do it in certain circumstances you would be breaking the law? Circumstances Where Document Destruction and Retention is Required by Law Medical In 1996 the federal government passed the …