HIPAA requires you shred more than just these patient files!
If you don’t 100% understand what else you are required to destroy, that could be a very expensive fine! HIPAA recognizes 18 different types of patient identifiers which must be destroyed if recorded in any format (even a post-it note or phone message slip).
“Here’s More About Medical Shredding:”
If you are regulated by HIPAA, your world changed when the HITECH Amendment became law... and you may not even know it! The maximum fine for improper records disposal went up by 1,000%. There is a new “Willful Non-Compliance” category which carries mandatory fines. Local HIPAA enforcement has now been moved to the NY Attorney General.
If you have any questions about whether you are in compliance with your records disposal, please call me and I will be happy to personally come in for a free and no-obligation consultation. We have all of the required paperwork, process, and training materials required for you to be able to prove your efforts to stay in compliance.
For us, Shredding is not just some “sideline” or “value-added service”.
Your Data Security and Compliance is our ONLY business!
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