Latest HIPAA / HITECH Updates and the Omnibus Rule

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) implemented a number of provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, to strengthen the privacy and security protections for health information established under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). The final Omnibus Rule is based on statutory changes under the HITECH Act.

The changes in the final rulemaking provide the public with increased protection and control of personal health information and more responsibilities for healthcare providers and business associates.

This seminar will cover those responsibilities and requirements along with recent HIPAA updates and guidance issued by OCR.

If your healthcare practice or business needs to understand the HIPAA Omnibus Rule requirements and make sure your HIPAA compliance program is adequate and can withstand a government audit or investigation, please join us for this informative and interactive seminar.

Areas Covered in the Session :

  • Understanding HIPAA, HITECH and the Omnibus Rule
  • A look at the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule Changes
  • Business Associates and the Omnibus Rule
  • Understanding the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules
  • Understanding what Administrative, Technical, and Physical Safeguards need to be in place
  • The components of a HIPAA Compliance Program
  • Breach Notification Requirements
  • HIPAA Updates and OCR Guidance
  • HIPAA and Cloud Service Providers
  • HIPAA and Marketing
  • Avoiding penalties and fines for non-compliance
Who Will Benefit:

  • HIPAA Privacy Officer
  • HIPAA Security Officer
  • Practice Managers
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Chief Information Officer
  • General Counsel/lawyer
  • Office Manager
  • Medical Billing Companies
  • Any Business Associates that accesses protected health information


Jay Hodes

Jay Hodes is a leading expert in HIPAA compliance and President of Colington Consulting. His company provides HIPAA consulting services for healthcare providers and business associates. Mr. Hodes has over 30 years of combined experience in risk assessments, site security evaluation, regulatory compliance, policy and procedures assessments, and Federal law enforcement management. He previously served as the Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In that role, Mr. Hodes was responsible for more than 200 special agents and professional support staff charged with conducting complex healthcare fraud investigations and law enforcement efforts. He also managed the headquarters’ divisional operations, including the Special Investigations Branch.

Mr. Hodes has been the keynote speaker and provided presentations regarding HIPAA compliance and patient privacy to many professional healthcare organizations including the Health Care Compliance Association, the Maryland Medical Group Management Association, the Baltimore City (MD) Medical Society, the New Jersey Aging Life Care Association, and the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He has published over 45 educational articles regarding HIPAA compliance, been featured in Part B News articles, the Report on Patient Privacy, provided a guest post in the Electronic Health Reporter, interviewed and provided comments to Hospital Access Management regarding HIPAA privacy issues resulting from the Orlando mass shooting incident, and interviewed three times by Renal & Urology News, provided comments to the blog regarding HIPAA requirements and safeguards, and interviewed by PracticeSuite EMR as part of their Expert Interview Series.

Mr. Hodes is a member of the American Institute of Healthcare Compliance, Health Care Compliance Association, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, American Society for Industrial Security, Health Technology Forum- Washington, DC, and the Health and Medical Technology Innovation Round table at George Mason University. In his free time, Mr. Hodes is a volunteer for Lab Rescue of the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac and the non-profit organization, Outer Banks (NC) Sporting Events.

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