The Audits Are Coming…The Audits Are Coming!

Take Control of Your Medical Records Managing your practice is demanding – managing your documents shouldn’t be! Carolina Records Center services and technologies make it easy to secure and retrieve your patient charts and business documents…and be ready for any compliance audit. The federal government is cracking down on privacy breaches. Since the passage of the HITECH ACT Final Security Rule, the Office of Civil Rights Enforcement has processed over 100,000 complaints. Corrective actions were imposed in over 23,000 of these cases. In several Cases, multi-million dollar fines have been imposed, including a $4.8 million fine levied against New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University In 2014. Audits Are Coming The OCR will soon begin auditing covered entities for compliance with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. The time frame for and the scope of these audits are presently unknown, but it is expected the permanent audit program will audit 800 covered entities and 400 business associates. OCR will likely pay close attention to whether covered entities have conducted, regularly reviewed and updated their risk assessment, as required by the Security Rule. Records Storage   CRC provides economical worry free records storage. Your records will be safe and secure in our secure fully sprinklered warehouse complete with full perimeter fencing, key code access and digital camera surveillance. Costs about the same as self-storage and many times is actually less! HIPAA & FACTA Compliant   CRC is experienced at medical records storage, scanning and shredding. Our facility is secure and our staff undergoes background checks and random drug screening. The opportunity for inadvertent breaches by your staff are eliminated with offsite...

Why Shred?

Identity Theft Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the United States. Businesses are entrusted with all types of confidential information, and each business needs to do their part to prevent identity theft by safeguarding this information. Destroy your confidential documents in order to protect your employees, your clients or patients and yourself. Documents containing names, addresses, Social Security numbers, credit card and bank account numbers, etc. should be shredded when they are no longer needed. Cost Effective Out-sourced shredding is more cost effective than in-house shredding. It is not cost-effective to have your own staff shred paper with portable office shredders. “Personal” shredders are poorly designed and often as not wind up under a pile of files, handbag or potted plant! Even if used, they have to be constantly emptied and the waste bagged. Even if you are shredding for as little as two hours per month it is likely that hiring a professional document destruction company will be a less expensive alternative. If you are shredding less than two hours per month, you may want to consider storing the paper and having the paper shredded once per year by a professional document destruction company. Consider the savings possible when you use a professional document shredding company: Save on employees time to shred the paper Save by avoiding the cost to purchase and maintain your own shredding equipment Save on document preparation time – you don’t have to remove paper clips and staples Save on clean up time as you don’t have to clean up the dust from shredding Save on the cost of disposal of the shredding paper...
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