Understanding how the complex mandates under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) will affect your business can be a nightmare. This day-long seminar is designed to provide human resource professionals, payroll professionals, business owners and managers, accountants and legal counsel with a comprehensive overview of the issues relating to HIPAA and its impact on employment and labor law. Experts in the field will examine the act itself, and provide valuable information and opinions on who must comply, special enrollments, guaranteed availability rules, nondiscrimination rules for health plans, preexisting condition exclusion restrictions and certificates of credible coverage. Other mandates and privacy requirements for group health plans will also be discussed.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
I. HIPAA: An Overview
A. HIPAA: Not Your Usual 4-Legged Amphibious Mammal
1. Insurance Portability
3. Transactions And Code Sets
B. Status And Deadlines
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
II. HIPAA: Does It Apply To You?
A. Covered Entities, Including Group Health Plans
1. Do You Have A Covered 'Group Health Plan'?
2. The Plan vs. The Plan Sponsor Or Employer
B. Business Associates Of Covered Entities
C. Entities Who Seek Protected Health Information From Covered Entities
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
III. HIPAA: Rules Concerning Use
Or Disclosure Of Protected
A. Information For Treatment, Payment, Or Health Care Operations
D. Minimum Necessary Standard
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
10:40 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
IV. HIPAA: Individual Rights
A. Notice Of Privacy Practices
B. Restricting Use Or Disclosure Of Protected Health Information
C. Accessing Protected Health Information
D. Amending Protected Health Information
E. Accounting For Disclosures Of Protected Health Information
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
V. HIPAA: Administrative
Requirements And Penalties
A. Privacy Officers
B. Employee Training
C. Employee Sanctions
E. Penalties For Violations
1. Civil Fines And Sanctions
2. Private Lawsuits
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
VI. HIPAA: Specific Requirements
For Group Health Plans
A. Amending Plan Documents
B. Notice Of Privacy Practices To Plan Participants
C. Maintaining A 'Firewall' Between The Group Health Plan And The Plan Sponsor
1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
VII. HIPAA: Business Associate
A. Who Is/Is Not A Business Associate
B. Elements For Valid Business Associate Contracts
2:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VIII. Privacy In The Workplace:
A. Employee Policies
B. Internet And E-Mail Policies
C. Confidentiality Agreements
D. Employee Drug Tests
1. Applicable Laws And Standards
2. Consents And Authorizations
3. Employer Policies
E. Maintaining Confidentiality After Employment Ends
1. Termination Provisions
2. Non-Compete Clauses