American Addiction Centers Receives HIPAA Seal of Compliance

American Addiction Centers (AAC), a group of treatment centers for people battling drug dependency, alcohol dependency, and co-occurring behavioral/mental health problems, was lately affirmed as having reached compliance with all of the required criteria of the HIPAA Security Rule, Privacy Law, Omnibus Rule, Breach Notification Rule, and the HITECH Act.

To validate its HIPAA Guidelines compliance, AAC consulted with Compliancy Group and utilized the company’s proven HIPAA compliance program to make certain that the policies and procedures it created and enforced satisfied and surpassed the basic regulatory requirements of the HIPAA Guidelines. Potential risks to the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of the protected health information (PHI) of patients were discovered and minimized to a low and satisfactory level. All of the essential paperwork was created to show that the company completely complied with all government-required criteria for privacy and security.

Right after finishing that process, progress is monitored by employing Compliancy Group’s exclusive HIPAA compliance software program called the Guard. Compliancy Group’s HIPAA subject matter experts assessed the AAC’s compliance method and good faith effort to achieve HIPAA compliance and gave the HIPAA Seal of Compliance award to AAC. The HIPAA Seal of Compliance is given to HIPAA-covered entities and business associates that go through the HIPAA compliance plan, show they are completely in compliance with the HIPAA Rules and have got a continuous HIPAA compliance plan to make sure persistent compliance.

This award shows that AAC is committed to protecting patients’ privacy, which is especially crucial for those having difficulties with addiction as well as mental health problems where stigma remains a hurdle to obtaining care, mentioned Tom Britton, the CEO of American Addiction Centers. AAC is proud to be one of the first in the addiction sector to get this third-party confirmation to prove its compliance program aligns with government specifications.