This seminar is designed to provide practical guidance to Hawaii providers, privacy officers, compliance officers, directors, and human resources personnel in their efforts to comply with HIPAA. The seminar will also touch upon the latest developments in the HIPAA Privacy Rule that impact covered entities, including issues that affect sponsors of flexible spending and other plans as the impending April 14, 2004, HIPAA deadline for “small health plans” approaches.
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
I. Overview And Seminar Objectives
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
II. Basic Navigation Of The HIPAA Privacy Rule
A. Background Of The Privacy Rule
B. Important Definitions
C. Implementing The Notice Of Privacy Practices
D. Individual Rights: Access, Amendment, And Accounting
E. Authorization Forms
F. Minimum Necessary Issues
G. Administrative Requirements And Understanding HIPAA’s Safeguards Requirement
H. Sanctions: Who Is Responsible?
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
III. Preemption: Hawaii Law, Common Law And HIPAA
A. In General: Which Law Controls
B. Integrating HIPAA Privacy And Other Laws And Understanding Preemption Issues
2. Authorizations To Release Copies Of PHI
3. Access To PHI
4. Amendment Of PHI
5. Unemancipated Minors
6. Mental Health/Psychotherapy Notes
7. Genetic Testing
8. Substance Abuse
10. Miscellaneous Privacy Issues
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
IV. Practical Implications And Compliance Strategies For The Health Care Provider
A. Institutional HIPAA Awareness And Policy Documentation
B. Sharing Information In An Organized Health Care Arrangement
C. Employee Training And Discipline
D. Business Associate Contracts: Drafting And Implementation
E. Public Policy Disclosures And Government Agencies
F. Consumer Rights
G. The Security Rule And Charting Other Challenges
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
V. Knotty HIPAA Issues For Social Services Organizations
A. Identification Of The Covered Entity And Organizational Options
B. Potential Missteps In Uses And Disclosures Of PHI
C. Notice Of Privacy Practices
D. Public Policy Disclosures And Government Agencies
E. Incidental Disclosures
F. Whistleblower Provisions
G. Charting Challenges
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
VI. Employer Issues
A. Identification Of Covered Entities
B. What Is A Group Health Plan?
C. Employee Assistance Programs And Flexible Spending Plans
D. Authorizations And Interacting With Employees’ Health Care Providers
E. Union Issues
F. Areas Of Employer Risk, Whistleblower Provisions And Employee Handbooks
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Questions And Answers