This 6-hour seminar will be addressing how practice/business managers (or compliance offers) need to get their HIPAA house in order before the imminent audits occur. It will also address major changes under the Omnibus Rule and any other applicable updates for 2019.
Areas also covered will be texting, email, encryption, medical messaging, voice data and risk factors as they relate to IT.
The primary goal is to ensure everyone is well educated on what is myth and what is reality with this law, there is so much misleading information regarding the do's and don'ts with HIPAA - I want to add clarity for compliance officers and what you guys need to do and how to best implement your HIPAA program based on over 18 years of personal experience working with Federal auditors, state auditors, and corporate auditors.
We will go through multiple scenarios that are commonly faced by compliance officers and how to manage these situations
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
Join me in this in depth 6-hour seminar where we will get into the nitty-gritty about the roles and responsibilities of a HIPAA Compliance Officer.
Do you have an affective HIPAA compliance program? Do you know what needs to be done to satisfy the requirements?
New laws, funding, and enforcement mean increased risk for both business associates and covered entities - 2017 was a record year for enforcement and fines - 2018 was no different and 2019 certainly will continue.
HIPAA Omnibus - Do you know what's involved and what you need to do?
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.
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.
- Updates for 2019
- 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
- Ransomware and how to avoid
- What to do when a breach occurs
- Best resources
Brian L Tuttle,
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' and other Medical Professionals