The implementation of the Omnibus HIPAA Rules in 2014 vastly increased the scope and depth of the rules required for all Business Associates (BA) and their Subcontractors must follow. The documentation needed to be HIPAA compliant has evolved and both BA and Covered Entities (CE) have questions about what to require of the BAs and Subcontractors from a documentation and reporting perspective.
HIPAA and other forms of privacy and security investigations, enforcement and audits are at an all-time high. So are the requirements that BAs provide documentation that their compliance programs meet the HIPAA requirements.
Being proactive by having a robust privacy and security compliance program will reduce risks of not being able to pursue healthcare related opportunities, but also will reduce the penalties, lawsuits and other unwanted effects from violations of privacy and security of the protected health information that a BA manages for a CE. This presentation thoroughly defines areas of risk for privacy, security and breach and offers recommendations for how to best address them in order to reduce the liabilities.
Areas to be Covered:
Increasing Risks for Privacy and Security Non-compliance
Business Associate Rules Have Changed
Examining a BAA
Requirements of a BA Compliance Program
HIPAA Compliance Program Required Documentation
Actions BAs Take to Reduce Liabilities & Risks
Who will Benefit:
Business Associate and Covered Entity Managers
Practice Managers and Staff
Compliance Officers and Staff
Medical Records / Health Information Mangers and Staff
Radiology Diagnostic Imaging and lab Department Managers and Staff
Also anyone from a Subcontractor to a HIPAA BA