This seminar is designed for human resource and payroll professionals, business owners and managers, accountants and attorneys.
Privacy regulations newly promulgated under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 will affect not only health care providers and health insurance plans, but also any company that does business with the health care industry and has access to patient health information, as well as employers who sponsor group health plans for their employees. Regulated entities are required to obtain permission from patients or employees before any of their health information is accessed, used or disclosed. Businesses must immediately develop compliance programs to minimize the chances of inappropriate access to health information.
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
A. Final Privacy Rule
B. Final Security Rule
C. Interface Between HIPAA Privacy And Security Rules
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
II. Who is Covered Under HIPAA
A. Covered Entities
B. Group Health Plan (How Employers Are Often Group Health Plans)
C. Business Associates
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
10:40 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
III. Use And Disclosure Of Protected Health Information
A. Disclosure To The Individual
B. Disclosure To Carry Out Treatment, Payment And Health Care Operations
C. Disclosure To The Plan Sponsor
D. Disclosure Pursuant To An Exception Under HIPAA
E. Disclosure Pursuant To An Authorization
F. Disclosure Of De-Identified Information
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
IV. Obligations Of Employers As Plan Sponsors
A. Assurances The Employer Must Give To The Health Plan
B. Amendment Of Plan Documents
C. Prevention Of Disclosure Or Use For Other Purposes
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
V. Business Associate Issues
A. How To Identify Business Associates
B. Contents Of The Business Associate Agreement
C. Considerations When Asked To Sign A Business Associate Agreement
D. Assuring That You Are Positioned To Comply
2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
2:40 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
VI. HIPAA Compliance Issues
A. Notice Of Privacy Rights
B. Individual’s Access, Amendment And Accounting Of PHI
C. Right Of Individual To Request A Restriction On Use Or Disclosure
D. Penalties For Failure To Comply
3:40 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
VII. Preparing Your Workforce
A. Policies, Procedures, And Training For HIPAA
B. Privacy Officer Duties And Responsibilities
C. Security Requirements And Restrictions
D. Responding To A HIPAA Investigation
4:20 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VIII. Questions And Answers