Type of Practice: Single Physician Medical Practice – operating for six months
Situation: The single physician practice you advised on HIPAA has been operational for six months. Since opening, in addition to medical insurance payments, the practice only accepted cash or checks payments from patients. The physician now wants to add credit card payments as a payment option. The physician is concerned about the safe handling of cardholder information and wants to establish a security payment-card process. The physician does not know about the PCI Data Security Standard. The physician hired you again to create a credit card payment program that is secure and in compliance with necessary federal requirements.
Answer the Following:
What would you do?
How would you advise the physician about security policies associated with payment cards and data security standards?
What security practices are involved?
Deliverable: Your response should be a 2 – 3 page paper, double-spaced, 12-pitch, New Times Roman. You should also have a cover page and reference page in addition to the 2 – 3 page paper. Your paper should include an introduction and conclusion. The paper should answer all three questions in detail, using information from the appropriate legislation and other relevant sources. Use the grading rubric to ensure you include all the required elements.