The administrative simplification provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) require changes in the way health care providers, payers and health plan sponsors exchange, use and disclose information. The compliance deadline for the privacy provisions for most covered entities was April 14, 2003 and the compliance deadline for the transaction standards was October 16, 2003. This seminar is designed to assist covered entities to identify and cure privacy compliance issues. The seminar will include an overview of the administrative simplification requirements, including security and an in-depth review of the privacy requirements. The emphasis will be on practical solutions to the challenges presented by the compliance requirements. Issues that will be covered include:
- HIPAA And Basic Concepts Of Confidentiality
- Technical Issues
- Legal Disclosure Obligations
- The Practical Lessons After One Year Of Compliance Efforts And HIPAA
- Strategy For Contracting With Payors And Getting Paid
- Subpoenas And The Legal Process
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
I. Overview: HIPAA And Basic Concepts Of Confidentiality
A. HIPAA Basics
1. Federal HIPAA Regulations
2. Texas HIPAA Statute
B. Texas Confidentiality Basics
C. Permitted And Required Uses
D. Business Associates
1. Contractual Requirements
2. Practical Considerations
E. National Provider Identifiers
1. What To Expect
2. Administrative Clarifications
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
II. Technical Issues
A. Administrative Procedures
B. Physical Safeguards
C. Technical Security Devices
D. Technical Security Mechanisms
E. Electronic Signatures
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
III. Legal Disclosure Obligations
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
IV. The Practical Lessons After One Year Of Compliance Efforts And HIPAA
A. One Year Later – Where Are We In Terms Of Compliance?
B. Recent Updates
C. Review Cases
D. Question And Answer Session
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
V. Overview And Strategy For Contracting With Payors And Getting Paid
A. Overview Of Recent Legislation
B. Significant Changes Brought Forth By New Rule
C. Strategy For Implementation And Strategy
3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
VI. Subpoenas And The Legal Process
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Question And Answer Session