This one-day seminar will be addressing how practice/business managers (or compliance offers) need to get their HIPAA house in order before the imminent audits occur.
The primary goal is to ensure everyone is well educated on what is myth and what is reality with this law, as there is so much misleading information regarding the do's and don'ts with HIPAA. I want to add clarity for compliance officers.
It will also address major changes under the Omnibus Rule and any other applicable updates for 2018.
Areas also covered will be texting, email, encryption, medical messaging, voice data and risk factors as they relate to IT.
I will uncover myths versus reality as it relates to this very enigmatic law based on over 1000 risk assessments performed as well as years of experience in dealing directly with the Office of Civil Rights HIPAA auditors.
I will also speak to real life litigated cases I have worked where HIPAA is being used to justify state cases of negligence - THIS IS BECOMING A HUGE RISK!
In addition, this course will cover the highest risk factors for being sued as well as being audited (these two items tend to go hand in hand)
Why you should attend:
Do you have an affective HIPAA compliance program?
New laws and funding mean increased risk for both Business Associates and Covered Entities!
HIPAA Omnibus - Do you know what's involved and what you need to do?
What does Omnibus mean for Covered Entities and Business Associates?
Why should you be concerned?
Court cases that are changing the landscape of HIPAA and patient's ability to sue!
TRIAL ATTORNEYS ARE MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!!
It is important to understand the new changes going on at Health and Human Services as it relates to enforcement of HIPAA for both Covered Entities and Business Associates as it relates to what we need to do as compliance officers. You need to know how to avoid being low hanging fruit in terms of audit risk as well as being sued by individuals who have had their PHI wrongfully discloses due to bad IT or internal administrative practices.
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Updates for 2018
- Requirements of Compliance Officers
- New definition of what constitutes Protected Health Information
- Real life litigated cases
- Portable devices
- Business Associates and the increased burden
- Emailing of PHI
- Texting of PHI
- Federal Audit Process
- HIPAA and suing - how this works
- Risk Assessment
- Best resources
Lecture 1 (90 Mins):
HIPAA: A Brief History
New definition of what constitutes Protected Health Information
HIPAA and the Business Associate
Lecture 2 (90 Mins):
Thorough examination of all 18 Standards and 44 Implementation Specifications of the HIPAA Security Rule and how to apply them
The Federal Audit Process and things to be ready for
HIPAA and Suing – how this works and examples of real cases
Lecture 3 (90 Mins):
HIPAA and personal devices
HIPAA and emailing
HIPAA and texting
Lecture 4 (90 Mins):
How to conduct a HIPAA Security Risk Assessment and write proper policies.
Senior Compliance Consultant and IT Manager ,
In Gauge Healthcare Solutions
Brian CPHIT, CHP, CBRA, Net+, A+, CCNA, MCP is a Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA) with over 15 years’ experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting.
Mr Tuttle has worked all of those 15 years with MAG Mutual Healthcare Solutions and is now Senior Compliance Consultant and IT Manager with In Gauge Healthcare Solutions (previously named MAG Mutual Healthcare Solutions). Almost all of Brian’s clients are earned by referral with little or no advertising. Brian is well known and highly regarded in medical circles throughout the United States.
- Practice managers
- Any Business Associates who work with medical practices or hospitals (i.e. billing companies, transcription companies, IT companies, answering services, home health, coders, attorneys, etc)
- MD’s and other medical professionals
Holiday Inn Metairie New Orleans Airport Hotel
2261 N Causeway Blvd.