One way to spend less time worrying about the new HIPAA provisions is to outsource your shredding service. Yes, outsourcing shredding service tends to be more cost effective, but it’s more than that. With the mandatory fines up from a maximum of $25,000 to $1,500,000 (a 6,000% increase if you’re keeping track), it makes sense to implement measures that help ensure your office is using the highest level of document security possible. Not to mention, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, fines will be mandatory for certain violations, specifically including the disposal of patient information that is not properly destroyed first.

By outsourcing your shredding service, you take the burden off the office staff and let them focus on revenue producing activities. Because it is most secure, we recommend using an ON-SITE service. With ON-SITE service, you get to witness the shredding right in your parking lot and know with certainty that your paperwork has been destroyed in compliance with HIPAA right before your eyes.

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by Judith

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