This seminar is designed for attorneys, business and office managers, hospital administrators, medical records directors, health care providers, benefits managers, compliance directors, human resource directors, nurses, billing managers and physicians.
With the Privacy Rule implementation well underway, this program should help New York healthcare providers, their privacy officers and staff to explore and discuss practical implementation issues regarding the HIPAA Privacy Rule, current HIPAA security provisions, and certain New York laws which preempt HIPAA. The seminar also provides general background and initial training for covered entities’ workforce, the administrators who must ensure compliance with the law, and attorneys representing covered entities.
Topics to be covered include:
• HIPAA Privacy: An Overview
• HIPAA Access And Disclosure Rules
• New York Privacy Laws And HIPAA Preemption
• Individual Rights
• Business Associate Agreements
• Security Requirements
• Implementation Strategies
9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
I. Program Overview And
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
II. HIPAA Privacy: An Overview
A. Coverage: What Entities And What Information
B. Confidentiality And Disclosure: General Rules
C. Individual Rights
D. Administrative Requirements: Notice Of Privacy Practices And Compliance Plan Requirements
E. Business Associates
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
III. HIPAA Access And Disclosure
A. Uses For Treatment, Payment And Health Care Operations
B. “Opt Out” Provisions
C. The Minimum Necessary Rule
E. The “Workforce” And Business Associates
F. Access By Subpoena
G. Mandated Disclosures
H. Peer Review Records
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
IV. New York Privacy Laws And
A. The Preemption Rule
B. New York Access And Disclosure Laws
C. Psychotherapy Notes, HIV, Substance Abuse Treatment Records
D. New York Treatment Of Minors, The Deceased Patient And Persons Lacking Capacity
E. Access By Family And “Qualified Persons”
F. Practical Strategies For Dealing With Preemption Issues
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
V. Individual Rights
A. Patient Access
B. Release Of Records
D. Accounting For Disclosures
E. Requests To Restrict Uses And Disclosures
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
VI. Business Associate Agreements
A. Who Is A Business Associate?
B. Contract Requirements
C. What To Watch For When Signing
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
VII. Security Requirements
A. The Privacy Rule Security Provisions
B. The Security Regulations
C. Compliance Strategies For Today
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
VIII. Implementation Strategies
A. Policies And Procedures
C. Complaint Mechanisms And Internal Discipline
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IX. Questions And Answers