This seminar is designed for human resource and payroll professionals, business owners and managers, accountants and attorneys.
Presented by experienced professionals, this highly informative and practical seminar will provide participants with a greater understanding of the purpose and requirements of both the ADA, FMLA and the new HIPAA regulations. The materials and presentations will provide practical approaches to the policies and procedures required under these statutes.
Topics to be discussed include:
• Legal Concerns Of HIPAA
• Practical Considerations Of HIPAA
• Legal Aspects Of ADA, FMLA And HIPAA
• How A Human Resources Professional Handles The ADA, FMLA And HIPAA
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
I. What Is HIPAA?
Legal concerns: HIPAA is first and foremost a law, supported by lengthy and complex regulations, which present entities with a myriad of difficulties related to compliance. The following legal issues need to be addressed:
A. Type Of Entity
B. Plan Amendments
C. Relationships And Contracts With “Business Associates” And Other Related Service Providers
D. Policy Development And Implementation
E. Management Training
F. Compliance Deadline
G. Safeguards Over Private Healthcare Information (PHI)
9:45 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.
9:55 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. Practical Considerations Of HIPAA
To implement the provisions of HIPAA will require covered entities to undertake a number of operational steps aimed at meeting the requirements of the law. Each of these steps will need to be in legal compliance with the law and be practical to implement. Below is a list of the practical operational steps that will need to be implemented:
A. Develop And Implement Written Compliance Procedures
B. Develop Policies Limiting Access To Health Information And Allowing Individuals To See And Amend Their Health Records
C. Train Key Management Personnel On The Scope Of The Rule And The Consequences Of Noncompliance
D. Train Employees About Privacy Obligations Under HIPAA
E. Develop A Privacy Officer Job Description And Appoint A HIPAA Privacy Officer
F. Formulate Sanctions For Employees Who Violate The Privacy Rule. Make Violations Of The Privacy Rule A Potential Disciplinary Event
G. Review And Revise Group Health Plan Documents
H. Review And, When Necessary, Renegotiate Contracts With “Business Associates”
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
III. Legal Aspects Of The ADA, FMLA And HIPAA
A. Legal Definitions Under The ADA And FMLA
B. Protected Persons Under The ADA And FMLA
C. How ADA And FMLA Suits Are Pursued
D. The Definition Of “Employer” And Protected Persons Under The ADA And FMLA
E. How The ADA And FMLA Overlap In Conjunction With HIPAA
2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
2:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IV. How A Human Resources Professional Handles The ADA, FMLA And HIPAA
A. Practical Interactions between The ADA, FMLA And HIPAA
B. Handling Protected Health Information While At The Same Time Learning The Facts Necessary To Comply With The ADA And FMLA
C. Real Life Scenarios Involving Interactions Between The ADA, FMLA And HIPAA
D. Determining What You Need To Know In Order To Comply With The ADA, FMLA And HIPAA