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