This seminar is designed for hospital administrators, health care providers, business and office managers, reimbursement analysts, billing managers, physicians, nurses and attorneys.
Attendees of this seminar will gain valuable information on the Administrative Simplification Section of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) and its effect on those operating in the health care industry. The Administrative Simplification provisions encompass privacy, security and electronic transactions standards for maintaining and transmitting personal health information. These provisions, when implemented together, are meant to facilitate the development of a uniform computer-based health information system in the United States that will provide for the secure handling, collecting and sharing of individually identifiable health information. Compliance with these regulations will be critical to those operating in the health care industry.
Topics to be discussed include:
• HIPAA And Basic Concepts Of Confidentiality
• Consent For Use Of Information And The Minimum Necessary
• Release Of Medical Records
• Business Associates
• Release Of Records Without Patient Consent
• Administrative Requirements
• Technical Issues
• Subpoenas And Other Legal Process
• Legislative Update And Questions
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. Overview: HIPAA And Basic Concepts Of Confidentiality
A. What Are Medical Records And Protected Health Information
B. Texas Confidentiality Basics
C. HIPAA Basics
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
II. Consent For Use Of Information And The Minimum Necessary Rule
A. Permitted And Required Uses
B. Requirements For Consent Forms
C. Consent For Use Distinguished From Authorization For Release
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
III. Release Of Medical Records
A. Release By Patient Consent Under Texas Law
B. Release By Patient Consent Under HIPAA
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
IV. Business Associates
A. Business Associate Defined
B. What Services Are Covered?
C. Disclosures To Business Associates
D. Disclosures By Business Associates
E. Contractual Requirements
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
V. Release Of Records Without Patient Consent
A. Exceptions To Confidentiality Under Texas Law
B. Permissible Disclosures Under HIPAA
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
VI. Administrative Requirements
A. Notice Of Privacy Practices
B. Patient Rights
C. Privacy Official
E. Amendment Of Records
F. Accounting For Disclosures
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
VII. Technical Issues
A. Administrative Procedures
B. Physical Safeguards
C. Technical Security Services
D. Technical Security Mechanisms
E. Electronic Signatures
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
VIII. Subpoenas And Other Legal Process
A. HIPAA Permitted Disclosures For Legal Process
B. Validity Of Subpoenas
C. Disclosures To Law Enforcement
D. Information Regarding Decedents
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IX. Legislative Update And Questions
A. “Texas HIPAA” Law
C. Question And Answer Session