HIPAA and Meaningful Use Audits for Physicians and Physician Practices
Key Take Away:
This webinar explores the background of, and recent developments in, the HIPAA audits being conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights, and the Meaningful Use audits being conducted by CMS and its contractor, Figliozzi & Co.
Health care providers are now subject to random audits for their HIPAA compliance – especially those relating to electronic security HIPAA audits under the Security Rule – and with the requirements of the Medicare Electronic Health Records Incentive program (better known as “Meaningful Use”).
why should you attend:
Many providers are unprepared to respond to such audits. Those who fail to adequately prepare with Protected Health Information may face a range of possible penalties and difficulties.
Areas Covered in this Webinar:
The webinar examines the type of healthcare information security reviewed in each Meaningful Use audit, and discusses common problem areas, including areas of overlap between audit types, such as the security risk assessment.
• The legal implications of Meaningful use audits, and what practical steps health care providers can take to prepare for such audits
Who Will Benefit:
• Physician Practice Managers
• Resisted Nurse
• Compliance Officers for Health Care Providers
• Allied Health Professionals
DANIEL F. SHAY is an attorney with Alice G. Gosfield and Associates, P.C. His practice is restricted to health law and health care regulation focusing primarily on physician representation, fraud and abuse compliance, Medicare Part B reimbursement, and HIPAA compliance in the physician context. He also has a keen interest in intellectual property issues, including copyright, trademark, data control, and confidentiality.
He has also focused his attention on provider control of commerce in data, electronic health records license agreements, physician advertising, enrollment in Medicare, quality reporting and quality measurement, physician use of non-physician practitioners, and physician use of social media. He speaks publicly and has published on all of these topics both in the trade press and in major chapters in previous years of the HEALTH LAW HANDBOOK.
He also regularly speaks to resident physicians on what to expect in their employment contracts. Mr. Shay received his Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude in 2000 from Vanderbilt University and his juris doctorate degree from Emory University School of Law in 2003. Mr. Shay is admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, and is the Vice Chair of Research and Website for the American Health Lawyers Association´s Physicians and Physician Organization Practice Group.