Archive for April 2017
What is PHI and Why Is It Protected Under HIPAA?
Do you know what PHI is and why its protection is so important? You may be familiar with the term “PHI,” but do you know what it stands for and why it’s the hub of HIPAA compliance? PHI is simply “protected health information,” therefore requires diligence under HIPAA’s Privacy Rule. The Privacy Rule protects a…Read More
Facing a HIPAA Audit? Here’s What You Need To Know
How to prepare for a HIPAA audit. Are you facing a HIPAA audit and unsure of what to do? While you may be familiar with HIPAA regulations and how non-compliance can put you in hot water, for audit purposes remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Here’s what you need…Read More
HIPAA 102: The Most Common Violations. Are You At Risk?
Avoid hefty fines and understand the most common HIPAA violations. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which was passed by Congress in 1996 contains provisions that may seem complicated, but it is important to make sure that all personnel at health care practices understand HIPAA compliance issues. Do you need to be HIPAA…Read More
HIPAA 101: What You Need to Know
Why does HIPAA require healthcare providers to regularly shred documents with patient information? Here’s what you need to know. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requires healthcare providers to regularly shred documents containing information on patient’s medical histories. This is one of the most explicitly outlined requirements in the 1996 law, and it’s…Read More
Legal Shred’s A+ Rating With Better Business Bureau: What It Means for You
We are proud to be rated A+ through the BBB. Here’s why. The reputation of Legal Shred is anchored in our professionalism, ethics, and excellence of service, which is why we are proud to have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). A BBB rating provides a quick glance at how other businesses…Read More
Don’t Forget to Shred During Spring Cleaning!
Spring cleaning tips from the paper shredding experts at Legal Shred. What better time of year to start cleaning out those filing cabinets and virtual documents than in the spring? A clean office can increase productivity by at least five percent, so whether you’re ready to purge your home or your business ahead of the…Read More
Did You Know That Paper Shredding Is Environmentally Friendly?
The paper Legal Shred collects and shreds is recycled into useful paper products. While we are in the business of identity protection, Legal Shred’s paper shredding services do more than just offer security. Did you know that paper shredding is a great way to protect the environment, too? We use a system that is environmentally…Read More
Moving Offices? It’s a Great Time to Shred!
Moving offices? Legal Shred can help mitigate the risks and lighten the load for moving day with our document shredding services. Office relocations happen for a number of reasons, from company expansion to moving to new cities, and regardless of the reason, it’s often cause for celebration. Of course, moving from one location to another…Read More