Michael McCoy is the managing partner of HITECH Compliance Associates. He has been helping small to large medical practices and business associates manage their HIPAA compliance requirements. After spending 23 years in the medical field, managing outpatient radiology facilities, Michael has dedicated the last eight years to understanding and simplifying government regulations as they relate to patient privacy rules.
Mr. McCoy is a graduate of Florida State University where he studied auditing and psychology. As a HIPAA compliance consultant, Michael is an expert in performing comprehensive risk assessments and developing risk management plans that result in a step by step compliance plan. The risk assessment is foundational, and Michael and his team use the information gathered from the risk assessment to build all documentation the practice needs for HIPAA compliance. Highly acclaimed for his training classes, Michael has trained tens of thousands of staff members in person and has over 75,000 online trainees.
Michael attends the yearly HIPAA Security Conference hosted by the Office for Civil Rights and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST). This yearly meeting with the agency officials that write the HIPAA guidelines, perform enforcement and audits gives him insights into what your office needs to prioritize and how to aid you and your staff meet HIPAA’s requirements. Protecting patient privacy is more important today than ever as cybercriminals want access to patient information. Michael will help your office implement the reasonable and appropriate security standards that are required by HIPAA and necessary to protect your patient records from being stolen or held for ransom.