The Phase 2 HIPAA Compliance Audit, increasing breaches of unsecured protected health information and rampant medical identity theft reveal a national crisis in HIPAA compliance.
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the HIPAA enforcement arm of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is ramping up enforcement. And a basic HIPAA requirement, Risk Analysis - Risk Management, is the key to protecting your business, whether
you are a covered entity or a business associate.
Why should you Attend: The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the HIPAA enforcement arm of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continues to monitor compliance with HIPAA in 2019.
Audit results from the Phase 2 Covered Entity HIPAA Compliance Audits showed that 87% failed the Risk Analysis Audit and 94% failed the Risk Management Audit! Follow up investigations are underway, and penalties have not been announced yet.
HIPAA enforcement, driven by Congressional and public demand is increasing dramatically. HIPAA Risk Analysis - Risk Management is OCR's highest compliance priority and is required of all Covered Entities and Business Associates. And it should be the foundation of every health care organization's HIPAA compliance program.
The HIPAA Rules do not explain how to do Risk Analysis - Risk Management and government guidance is confused, confusing and of no practical help. Attend this session to review, step-by-step, how you can comply calmly and confidently with this fundamental HIPAA requirement.
The Audits also revealed noncompliance with other basic HIPAA requirements of the Privacy Rule concerning the Individual's Right of Access to medical records, the Notice of Privacy Practices, and Breach Notification. Common misunderstandings about these requirements and how to comply with each of them will be explained.
Areas Covered in the Session:
- What are OCR's top priorities in HIPAA enforcement, learned from the Phase 2 Audits
- Why HIPAA Risk Analysis - Risk Management is essential for all Covered Entities and Business Associates, regardless of size
- What HIPAA Risk Analysis - Risk Management really is
- How administrative staff can do a complete HIPAA Risk Analysis - Risk Management efficiently, step-by-step
- How Covered Entities and Business Associates failed the Audits, and what can be done to avoid failure
- What are some common misunderstandings about the Individual's Right of Access to medical records
- How to communicate with patients electronically and comply with HIPAA by following the "3 step safeguard"
Who Will Benefit:
- Hospital Trustees
- C-Suite Executives
- HIPAA Compliance Official
- HIPAA Privacy Officer
- HIPAA Security Officer
- Health Information Technology Supervisor
- Practice Manager
- Risk Manager
- Physical Therapist
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• They can get the benefit of advice from experts in the field.
• Healthcare professionals will have the flexibility of viewing recorded webinars at their convenience.
• MentorHealth offers online interactive participation. Using this, healthcare professionals, no matter which part of the world they are based in, will have the opportunity to listen to and interact with some of the most accomplished experts in the healthcare Industry.
MentorHealth is driven by a core objective –that of being a platform for learning and discussion to address some of the important issues and challenges that the healthcare community, consisting of healthcare workers from doctors to nurses to other support staff, is up against in today‘s scenario. Various aspects of healthcare, such as Meaningful Use, Patient Protection and Affordable Care, HIPAA, HITECH Act, Stark and Anti Kickback Act, Valid Consent, Patient Safety and Process Improvement, Patient Safety and Quality Outcomes, Healthcare Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Records, Nursing Informatics, Healthcare Disclosure, Electronic Transactions Standards such as 5010 and ICD-10, Electronic Health Records, Stimulus Code, Healthcare Information Exchange, Healthcare Information Technology, Medical Necessity, Personal Health Records, Clinical Decision Support, Financial Management and ROI, Electronic Prescribing, Healthcare Information Systems, Clinical Informatics, Insurance Claim Appeals, Auto ID and Bar Coding, Integration and Interoperability, Risk Management in the Retention and Destruction of Medical Records and Medical Records Law, to name just a few, are covered. ...