This seminar is designed for human resource and payroll professionals, business owners and managers, accountants and legal counsel.
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 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:
• Basic Elements Of The ADA
• Recent Developments In The Law Regarding ADA
• Avoiding ADA Procedural Pitfalls
• Handling FMLA Requests
• Determining What Is A Serious Health Condition Under FMLA
• Learning How To Handle Abuse Of Attendance Under FMLA And ADA
• Background And Purpose Of HIPAA
• “Portability” Aspects Of HIPAA And The Impact On Health Insurance Plans
• “Administrative Simplification” Requirements Of HIPAA
• HIPAA Regulations Governing Privacy Of Health Information
• Compliance Dates For HIPAA Standards And Rules
8:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
I. Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
A. Meaning Of Qualified Individual With A Disability
B. Reasonable Accommodation
C. Recent Cases Under ADA
D. Other ADA Issues
10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
II. Family And Medical Leave Act
A. Ten Most Common FMLA Violations
B. FMLA Coverage And Eligibility
C. Notice And Recordkeeping
D. Medical Certifications
E. Communications With Doctors
F. Return To Work Issues
G. Termination Of Employee While On FMLA Leave
H. Interplay Between FMLA, ADA, And Workers’ Compensation
I. Key Employees
J. Employers’ Defenses And Recommended Actions
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
III. “Portability” Aspect Of Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act (HIPAA)
A. Pre-Existing Conditions
B. Group Health Plans And HIPAA
C. Creditable Coverage
D. COBRA Continuing Coverage And HIPAA
E. Individual Health Plans And HIPAA
F. Right To Renew Coverage
1:40 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
IV. Application Of HIPAA To Your Company
A. Personnel Files
B. Computer Storage And Firewall Requirements
C. Protections To Provide Medical Information To Third Parties
D. Business Assurance Agreements
E. What Can Be Included On The OSHA 300 Log
F. HIPAA Provisions That Should Be Included In Contracts
G. Hot Issues Involving HIPAA
2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
2:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
V. HIPAA “Privacy Rule”
A. Overview Of HIPAA “Administrative Simplification”
B. Standards, Rules, And Compliance Schedules
C. The Privacy Rule
D. Patient Access To Health Information
E. Boundaries: Uses And Disclosures Of Health Information And The “Minimum Necessary” Standard
F. Privacy Procedures And The Privacy Officer
G. Penalties For Privacy Rule Violations