Attendees of this seminar will gain valuable information on the Administrative Simplification section of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ('HIPAA') and its effect on those operating in the health care industry. The Administrative Simplification provisions encompass privacy, security and electronic transactions standards for maintaining and transmitting protected health information.
These provisions, when implemented together, are meant to facilitate the development of a uniform computer-based health information system in the United States that will provide for the secure handling, collecting and sharing of individually identifiable health information. Compliance with these regulations will be critical to those operating in the health care industry.
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
I. Urban Legends/Top Ten Myths Of HIPAA Privacy Compliance
A. Includes Myths Involving Key HIPAA Concepts Such As
1. Covered Entity
2. Protected Health Information
3. Treatment, Payment And Health Care Operations
4. Minimum Necessary
5. Business Associate
B. The Documents
2. Notice Of Health Information Privacy Practices
3. Business Associate Contracts
9:30 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
II. Overview Of The Security Rule
A. Basic Concepts
B. Changes From The Proposed Rule To The New Rule
C. Relationship To Privacy Rule
9:50 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
III. A Plain English Guide To Security Technology
A. An Overview Of What You Really Need To Know About Security
B. Hackers – Tools And Techniques
C. System Vulnerabilities And Countermeasures
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
IV. Governmental Perspectives
A. Health Information Privacy At Various Pennsylvania Governmental Agencies
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
V. HIPAA And The Practice Of Law
A. What Does It Mean For A Law Firm To Be A Business Associate?
B. Does HIPAA Affect How A Law Firm Handles Its Files And Any Medical Records In Its Possession?
C. Where Do You Get Answers To Question About HIPAA?
1. How Does HIPAA Impact The Subpoena Process?
2. When Is A Subpoena Not Enough?
1:50 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
VI. Preemption Of State Law And Related Issues
A. What Is Preemption? How Does HIPAA Impact Existing State Laws On Privacy?
B. Highlights Of Areas Of State Law That Are More Stringent Than The Privacy Rule.
2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
VII. HIPAA And Ethics
A. What Are The Ethical Implications Of The HIPAA For Attorneys?
B. Implications Of New ABA Amendments And SEC Attorney-Conduct Rules