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4 Common Myths About HIPAA Exams

     If you are employed in the healthcare, insurance, legal, or related industries you are likely certified in many different policies and legislation. One important piece of legislation for those industries is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that was put into affect in 1996. If you have not already, you may have thought about or plan to get certified by taking a HIPAA exam. Like anything else, there are some common myths or misconceptions about HIPAA exams that could be holding you back. Putting these myths to rest will hopefully inspire you to reconsider taking a HIPAA exam and obtaining HIPAA certification.

This list is to help dispute some common myths about HIPAA exams that may be discouraging you or your employees from obtaining certification. Below are 4 common myths often associated with HIPAA exams and training programs:

1) HIPAA exams are expensive. This myth was started because some programs are expensive. That is certainly not the case for all programs. Just like traditional colleges, the HIPAA exam and training programs come in a wide range of prices. Some very reputable HIPAA certification programs offer training and exams at very reasonable rates. At that cost, there is no reason not to become HIPPA certified.

2) HIPAA training takes too much time. Many think that the training programs leading up to the HIPAA exams take days or weeks to complete. This is another common misconception. There are reputable HIPAA training programs that only take approximately 45 minutes to complete. A certification program that short can be done over the lunch hour.

3) HIPAA exams and certification are not necessary. It is true that HIPAA certification is not required by law for most professions, but all professions are held accountable for HIPAA laws. Without the deep understand that a HIPAA training and exam can provide, you may find yourself in violation. A HIPAA violation can result in hefty fees or a civil lawsuit. Not only are there legal repercussions, but you may lose patients or clients if they discover your HIPAA violations.

4) One HIPAA certification is good for my lifetime. Like any other laws or legislation, HIPAA is constantly changing. To keep current on HIPAA policies, you must renew your HIPAA certification periodically. Many HIPAA exam and training providers offer automatic renewal reminders so you can know when you need to renew your certification. These renewal reminders are helpful if you can not always keep a close watch on HIPAA changes.

Debunking these four common myths of HIPAA exams has eliminated some excuses and roadblocks to obtaining HIPAA certification. The exam and training is so simple and inexpensive now that the benefits far outweigh the costs. Many programs even offer their training and exams entirely online meaning you can gain certification whenever you want, wherever you want, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. This easy access will keep you knowledgeable and up to date to better serve your patient and clients in regards to HIPAA regulations.

For more information, please visit our HIPAA Exams website.

For more information, please visit our HIPAA Exams website

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