July 21, 2004 Advisory

Wiggin and Dana LLP, in collaboration with Simione Consultants, LLC, has developed HIPAA resources for health care providers. This includes a three-CD- set designed to help providers implement and comply with the Privacy and Security Rules. HIPAAPassport is divided into manageable "Project Guides" on HIPAA topics. Each Project Guide contains a "plain English" summary of the requirements, model forms and policies, and various implementation tools. There is a full section on Workforce Training with several ready-to-use slide shows. A separate disc that includes model policies and forms for Privacy implementation is also available. A third CD with guidance and models for implementing the HIPAA Security Rule is now available separately for $350. HIPAAPassport is recommended by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) and by the National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC); a special discount is available for AAHSA and NAHC members. To order or to find out more visit
www.hipaapassport.com or call 1-800-653-4043.