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Medical Management Associates, Inc. has worked closely with our clients to keep them aware of changes in the federal and state regulations that will affect the day-to-day operation of their organizations. We have been especially involved with assisting our clients to create and maintain compliance with regulations involving claims submission and reimbursement.

HIPAA compliance will be a constantly evolving process. Therefore, this site will also evolve to add updates, links and MMA created forms, assessment tools and manuals.

Please contact us if you would like MMA to help you with your staff training, a HIPAA awareness program for your practice or to perform an onsite assessment of your current level of compliance.

HIPAA Privacy & Security

The Privacy and Security Rules apply only to covered entities. Individuals, organizations, and agencies that meet the definition of a covered entity under HIPAA must comply with the Rules' requirements to protect the privacy and security of health information and must provide individuals with certain rights with respect to their health information. If an entity is not a covered entity, it does not have to comply with the Privacy Rule or the Security Rule.


A Covered Entity is one of the following

A Health Care Provider*
A Health Plan
A Health Care Clearinghouse

This includes providers such as:

  • Doctors
  • Clinics
  • Psychologists
  • Dentists
  • Chiropractors
  • Nursing Homes
  • Pharmacies

*But only if they transmit information in an electronic form in connection with a transaction for which HHS has adopted a standard.

This includes:

  • Health insurance Companies
  • HMO's
  • Company health plans
  • Government programs that pay for health care, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and the military and veterans health care programs

This includes entities that process nonstandard health information they receive from another entity into a standard (i.e., standard electronic format or data content), or vice versa.

Are you a Covered Entity?

View and easy-to-use question and answer decision tool from HHS.

Guidance Materials for Small Providers, Small Health Plans, and other Small Businesses

View materials about the Privacy Rule for small providers, small health plans and other small businesses.

Guidance Materials for Covered Entities

Overview: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, in Section 13411 of the HITECH Act, requires HHS to provide for periodic audits to ensure covered entities and business associates are complying with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and Breach Notification standards. To implement this mandate, OCR is piloting a program to perform up to 150 audits of covered entities to assess privacy and security compliance. Audits conducted during the pilot phase will begin November 2011 and conclude by December 2012.




Links to HIPAA Regulations, Guidances & Updates




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