A Comprehensive Guide to HIPAA Compliance:
Medical Record Law, Mega Rule, and State Law - HIPAA Compliance / Healthcare
Protect Your Practice and Boost Your Bottom
Criminal convictions and indictments for HIPAA violations are on the rise. The
Department of Justice (DOJ) has issued a memorandum stating that management may
be criminally liable for their employees' actions. The Federal Trade Commission
(FTC) is investigating patients' complaints. The Office of the Inspector General
(OIG) is auditing HIPAA auditors to make sure they are meeting audit mandates.
Now, even Your State Attorney General (SAG) has standing to enforce HIPAA
through a civil suit.
HHS has fined as much as $4.3 million or entered into a settlement with state
agencies, large health plans, hospitals, and physician practices (including
small practices), with a majority of their findings citing non-compliance in one
or more of the following areas:
- Failure to perform a risk analysis
- Failure to update a risk analysis
- Failure to implement reasonable and
appropriate security measures, including adopting policies and procedures
- Failure to train the workforce
- Workstation security including encryption
In this climate of heightened HIPAA enforcement,
taking action to comply with Omnibus (Mega) Rule changes is an absolute must.
Get the knowledge you need to understand HIPAA compliance as soon as possible.
A Comprehensive Guide to HIPAA Compliance makes meeting regulations as easy as
1-2-3. Find out all you need to know to become HIPAA Compliance Audit Ready and
keep your covered entities and business associates clear of costly legal
missteps. Learn to identify "take action" items and how to carry them out
without breaking the bank. Come to this course for a step-by-step guide to
complying with HIPAA, the HITECH Act, the Omnibus (Mega) Rule, and state laws;
and leave equipped with the tools and know-how to protect your practice and
boost your bottom line!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Discuss how the new HITECH Act changes HIPAA
- Ascertain how HIPAA now, after the HITECH Act,
applies to business associates
- Explain how civil money penalties and criminal
penalties have increased and how the federal government has stepped up
enforcement efforts and how to avoid problems
- Examine the current status of the Privacy
Rule, including what requirements must be met and current problem areas with
- Discuss how to perform a HIPAA-compliant risk
analysis with case study
- Outline the requirements of the DHHS final
- Assess how to make a proper disclosure (in a
- Explain the new DHHS audit protocols
- Identify how to recognize a breach, how to
handle it, and how to minimize harm from the breach
- Recognize what breaches must be reported to
DHHS and to the individual
- Examine what are the key requirements to
avoid HIPAA liability
JONATHAN P. TOMES, J.D., is a health care
attorney practicing in the greater Kansas City area as a partner in the law firm
of Tomes & Dvorak, Chartered. He is the author of more than 50 books, including
The Compliance Guide to HIPAA and the DHHS Regulations, and dozens of articles
on medical records and HIPAA compliance. Mr. Tomes has been an expert witness in
litigation involving health information compliance issues and is the President
of EMR Legal, Inc., a national HIPAA consulting firm. His knowledge of the law
and of the practical aspects of setting up a security system provides a rare
opportunity for compliance officers and medical records personnel, veterans and
Financial - Authors for Veterans Press, Inc. and receives royalty payments.
Receives a speaking honorarium from Cross Country Education.
Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
All professionals and key personnel with access
to patient information in any setting, including:
Business and Office Managers
Financial and Accounting Personnel
Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals
Health Care Consultants
Medical Records Personnel
Home Health Agencies and Hospices
Therapy and Rehab
Medical Equipment Providers
Assisted Living Facilities
Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Business Associates (transcription services, vendors of electronic health
records, billing services, debt collection companies, document storage services,
and destruction services)
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State Law has been submitted to the Professional Association of Health Care
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approval of 6 credit hours.
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which 1 hour includes discussion of ethics issues.
SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM -