This seminar is designed for medical records directors, business and office managers, hospital administrators, nurses, health information directors and mental health professionals.
As the demand for both access to and confidentiality of medical record information grows, how does the health care provider balance the competing, often clashing, interests? The laws relating to medical recordkeeping and access have evolved dynamically in recent years. The faculty will emphasize practical approaches and practical solutions to the growing problems in this area, and they will include advice on recordkeeping itself in light of the myriad of “outsiders” who may someday be reviewing your records.
Specific areas of discussion will include:
• Access And Disclosure Of Medical Records
• Medical Records And Managed Care
• Risk Management Issues
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.
8:40 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
II. Duty Of Confidentiality And Risk Management Issues
A. Duty Of Confidentiality
B. Categories Of “Sensitive” Or Privileged Information And Heightened Confidentiality Obligations
C. Confidentiality Issues Concerning Minors
D. Personal Representatives Under HIPAA
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
III. Authorizations, Patient Rights And Mandatory Disclosures
A. HIPAA-Compliant Authorizations For Release Of Protected Health Information
B. Patient Rights Under HIPAA And Massachusetts Law
C. Mandated Reporting Of Patient Information (e.g., Reporting Of Abuse, Epidemiological Reporting, Law Enforcement Reporting)
D. The “Duty To Warn”
10:20 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
10:40 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
IV. Use Of Medical Information In Legal Proceedings And For Law
A. Dealing With Requests For Information
B. Subpoenas And Court Orders – Hospitals, DPH Licensed Clinics And Other Providers
C. Bishop Protocols
D. Disclosures For Law Enforcement Purposes
11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
V. Views Of A Managed Care Privacy Officer: Practical Applications Of
A. Compliance v. Customer Service
B. Provider-Related Issues
C. Business Associate Agreements
12:20 p.m. - 12:35 p.m.
VI. Question And Answer