This seminar is designed for business and office managers, hospital administrators, health care providers, medical records directors, billing managers, nurses, compliance officers, physicians and attorneys.
This program is intended to provide attendees with advanced information relevant to HIPAA, compliance with HIPAA regulations and the everyday implications of HIPAA. It will provide practical information and procedures for ensuring that entities meet the requirements imposed by HIPAA.
Topics to be discussed include:
• General Overview Of HIPAA
• Who Must Comply?
• The Current Status Of HIPAA Regulations
• Group Health Plan And HIPAA Coverage Issues
• Disclosures Under HIPAA
• Confidentiality Of Medical Records Under Michigan Law
• Nuts And Bolts: Privacy Notices, Consent Forms And Authorizations
• Retention Of Medical Records Under HIPAA
• Electronic Transmission And Security Standards
• Business Associates
• Individual Rights
• What Covered Entities Need To Have Done By Now
• HIPAA’s Relationship To COBRA
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
I. General Overview Of HIPAA
A. Goal Of HIPAA
B. Compliance Deadline
C. HIPAA Framework
D. Information Covered
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
II. Who Must Comply?
B. Covered Entities
C. Physician And Physician Practices
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
III. The Current Status Of HIPAA Regulations
A. The July 6, 2001 Guidelines
B. The August 14, 2002 Final Regulations
C. Gray Areas: October 2, 2002 Frequently Asked Questions
D. December 3, 2002 OCR Standards For PHI
E. Recent OCR Announcements
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
IV. Group Health Plan And HIPAA Coverage
A. Portability Of Health Coverage
B. Creditable Coverage
C. Preexisting Conditions
D. Miscellaneous Provisions
E. HIPAA Nondiscrimination Requirements
F. Effective Dates
G. Plan Amendments
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
V. Disclosures Under HIPAA
A. To Individuals
B. To Relatives
D. Use Of PHI For Appointments And Scheduling
E. Oral Communications
F. Disclosures Required By Law
G. Parental Access To Children’s Records
H. Disclosure For Payment Purposes
I. Disclosure For Treatment, Payment Or Healthcare Operations By A Different Covered Entity
J. Physician Treating Patients For The First Time In A Hospital
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
VI. Questions And Answers
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
VII. Confidentiality Of Medical Records Under
1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
VIII. Nuts And Bolts: Privacy Notices, Consent
Forms And Authorizations
A. Notice Of Privacy Practices
1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
IX. Retention Of Medical Records Under HIPAA
A. Medical Records: Health Facilities Generally
B. American Medical Association
C. Medicare Hospital Manual
E. Mental Health Services
F. Home Health Agency
H. Long Term Care Facility
I. HIPAA: Specific Provisions
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
X. Electronic Transmission And Security
C. Specific Requirements
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
XI. Business Associates
A. Business Associates
B. Business Associate Agreements
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
XII. Individual Rights
A. Individual Rights
B. Denial Of Access
C. Disclosure Exceptions
D. Steps To Lessen The Burden Of Implementing The Privacy Rule
E. Accounting Of Disclosures
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
XIII. What Covered Entities Need To Have Done
A. Designate A Privacy Official And Institute A Compliance Program
B. Designate A Contact Person
C. Train All Personnel On Policies/Procedures
D. Install Technology
E. Establish Complaint/Disciplinary Procedures
F. Mitigation Procedures
G. Begin Reviewing All Existing Contracts For Compliance
H. Review Insurance Coverage
I. Review Consent And Authorization Forms
J. Administrative Requirements
4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
XIV. HIPAA’s Relationship To COBRA
B. Who Is Entitled To Benefits?
C. Notice And Election Procedures
D. Covered Benefits
E. Duration Of Coverage
F. Paying For COBRA Coverage
G. Claims Procedures
H. Coordination With Other Benefits
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
XV. Questions And Answers