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Under these terms, all subscribers agree to restrict use of private MyHIPAA Guide login information to a single medical practice, or a single unit of a hospital or other large organization.  Discounts are available to hospitals and large organizations with needs for multiple users.  For those subscribing to our Total Privacy Plan for Skilled Nursing Homes:  One subscription is limited to a single nursing home facility.  Discounts are available to providers with multiple facilities. 

REFUND POLICY

Subscriptions to MyHIPAA Guide are non-refundable, except in rare cases when a subscriber can demonstrate an inadvertent error in processing a duplicate payment.  The reason for this policy is to protect against any users who would quickly duplicate resources that we spent untold hours compiling.

SUBSCRIPTION RENEWALS

Those who subscribe for two years will have a renewal rate based off the second year, discounted rate. 

ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY: (AUP)

Subscriber agrees to use our services under the Acceptable Usage Policy which is hereby incorporated with this agreement. Subscriber agrees that M.E.D. Media Mart LLC holds the right to change AUP at any time to meet web hosting standards and laws. Amendments to the AUP are effective on the earlier of M.E.D. Media Mart LLC notice to subscribers that an amendment has been made, or the first day of any Renewal Term that begins subsequent to the amendment. Subscriber agrees to cooperate with M.E.D. Media Mart LLC in the reasonable investigation of any suspected violation of the AUP. In the event of a dispute between M.E.D. Media Mart LLC and Subscriber regarding the interpretation of the AUP, M.E.D. Media Mart LLC's' commercially reasonable interpretation of the AUP shall govern.

DISCLAIMER

MyHIPAA Guide content, including newsletters, are for informational purposes only. MyHipaa Guide is not intended as legal advice or as a recommendation for a provider’s specific circumstances, and it is not intended as an exhaustive or definitive source on protecting health information from privacy and security risks. Providers and professionals seeking expert advice should consult an attorney and/or a risk assessment professional.

NOTICE TO READERS

We will do our best to report updates on HIPAA rules as quickly as possible following public notifications. In submitting questions or comments to MyHIPAAGuide.com, NEVER SEND THE PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION OF A PATIENT.

PRIVACY STATEMENT

M.E.D. Media Mart LLC, and its publication, MyHIPAA Guide, follow the strict guidelines of our customer privacy statement included on this website. Please make sure you understand this statement fully. We will NEVER share of sell your email addresses to any third party.

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LIMITATION OF DAMAGES

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Notwithstanding anything else in the agreement to the contrary, the maximum aggregate liability of M.E.D. Media Mart and any of its employees, agents or affiliates, under any theory of the law (including breach of contract, tort, strict liability and infringement) shall be a payment of money not to exceed the amount payable by customer for the three months service.

SUSPENSION OF SERVICES/TERMINATION

Subscriber agrees that M.E.D. Media Mart LLC may suspend services to Subscriber without notice and without liability if: (i) M.E.D. Media Mart LLC reasonably believes that the services are being used in violation of the AUP; (ii) Subscriber fails to cooperate with any reasonable investigation of any suspected violation of the AUP; (iii) M.E.D. Media Mart LLC reasonably believes that the suspension of service is necessary to protect its network or its other subscribers, or (iv) as requested by a law enforcement or regulatory agency.

If you break our terms of service/acceptable usage policy we hold the right to cancel any services. We will never cancel any services without trying our best to resolve the problem with you. However in extreme cases, such as an account containing child pornography, we hold the right to cancel services without any prior warning. We do not refund any accounts breaking our terms of service/acceptable usage policy.

MAJOR FORCE ACTIVITY

M.E.D. Media Mart LLC, and its publications MyHIPAA Guide, shall not be in default of any obligation under the Agreement if the failure to perform the obligation is due to any event beyond reasonable control, including, without limitation, significant failure of a portion of the power grid, significant failure of the Internet, natural disaster, war, riot, insurrection, epidemic, strikes or other organized labor action, terrorist activity, or other events of a magnitude or type for which precautions are not generally taken in the industry.

GOVERNING/LEGAL DISPUTES

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10 Step HIPAA Plan

  • Step 1: Confirm you are a covered entity +

    What's Inside:
    Lists of who is generally covered and who is not, plus contact for inquiries.
  • Step 2: Provide leadership +

    What's Inside:
    • 7-page HIPAA basics
    • 62-page guide to security and privacy of ePHI
  • Step 3: Document processes, findings, and actions +

    What's Inside:
    Templates for Security Policies and Procedures
  • Step 4: Conduct a security risk analysis +

    What's Inside:
    INTRODUCTORY:
    • Guides
    • Short videos
    • Interactive quizzes on risk assessment and contingency preparation
    • 10 common myths

    ADVANCED:
    Interactive tutorial – 156 questions with fill-able PDFs for Windows or iPad. All material from federal sources.
  • Step 5: Develop an action plan +

    What's Inside:
    INTRODUCTORY:
    • 11-page overview on ePHI for small practices
    • 4-page Q&A addresses email with patients
    • Checklists

    ADVANCED:
    Toolkit on 45 implementation specifications
  • Step 6: Manage and mitigate risks +

    What's Inside:
    Overview of expectations.
  • Step 7: Prevent breaches +

    What's Inside:
    • Form for reporting brief notification
    • Links to details on the notification process and what constitutes a breach.
  • Step 8: Communicate with patients +

    What's Inside:
    FOR ALL:
    Privacy notice templates to help achieve meaningful consent, in English & Spanish.

    INTRODUCTORY:
    Professionals' guide covering 2013 updates on communications.

    ADVANCED:
    Electronic toolkit with patient education and meaningful consent sample materials.
  • Step 9: Update or execute Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) +

    What's Inside:
    Sample Business Associate Agreement (BAA) provisions.
  • Step 10: Attest to Compliace with Security Objectives +

    What's Inside:
    INTRODUCTORY:
    • Tip sheets
    • Short videos
    • Overviews

    ADVANCED:
    • 94-page guide on the EHR incentive program
    • Beginners' toolkit on reporting to the government

    All from federal sources.
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