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A Comprehensive Guide to HIPAA Compliance: Medical Records Law, Mega Rule, and State Law
Cross Country Education/VYNE
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy / Speech-Language / Counseling / Social Work / Psychology / Athletic Training
Registration Fee: $199
1. Discuss how the new HITECH Act changes HIPAA compliance.
2. Ascertain how HIPAA now, after the HITECH Act, applies to business associates.
3. Explain how civil money penalties and criminal penalties have increased and how the federal government has stepped up enforcement efforts and how to avoid problems.
4. Examine the current status of the Privacy Rule, including what requirements must be met and current problem areas with suggested solutions.
5. Discuss how to perform a HIPAA- compliant risk analysis with case study.
6. Identify how to recognize a breach, how to handle it, and how to minimize harm from the breach.
All professionals and key personnel with access to patient information in any setting, including:
• Business and Office Managers
• Financial and Accounting Personnel
• Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals
• Health Care Consultants
• Nursing Homes
• Medical Records Personnel
• Medical Practices
• Home Health Agencies and Hospices
• Therapy and Rehab
• Medical Equipment Providers
• Assisted Living Facilities
• Ambulatory Surgery Centers
• Business Associates (transcription services, vendors of electronic health records, billing services, debt collection companies, document storage services, and destruction services)
Receive unlimited access from the time of purchase through completion and submission of the online exam. Once the exam is taken the seminar will be available for 30 days before course access expires.
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Protect Your Practice and Boost Your Bottom Line
Criminal convictions and indictments for HIPAA violations are on the rise. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a memorandum stating that management may be criminally liable for their employees' actions. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating patients' complaints. The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is auditing HIPAA auditors to make sure they are meeting audit mandates. Now, even Your State Attorney General (SAG) has standing to enforce HIPAA through a civil suit.
HHS has fined as much as $4.3 million or entered into a settlement with state agencies, large health plans, hospitals, and physician practices (including small practices), with a majority of their findings citing non-compliance in one or more of the following areas:
? Failure to perform a risk analysis
? Failure to update a risk analysis
? Failure to implement reasonable and appropriate security measures, including adopting policies and procedures
? Failure to train the workforce
? Workstation security including encryption
In this climate of heightened HIPAA enforcement, taking action to comply with Omnibus (Mega) Rule changes is an absolute must. Get the knowledge you need to understand HIPAA compliance as soon as possible.
A Comprehensive Guide to HIPAA Compliance makes meeting regulations as easy as 1-2-3. Find out all you need to know to become HIPAA Compliance Audit Ready and keep your covered entities and business associates clear of costly legal missteps. Learn to identify "take action" items and how to carry them out without breaking the bank. Come to this course for a step-by-step guide to complying with HIPAA, the HITECH Act, the Omnibus (Mega) Rule, and state laws; and leave equipped with the tools and know-how to protect your practice and boost your bottom line!
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM