HIPAA Enforcement and Auditing in 2020: Latest Examples and New Guidance (Webinar T7019)


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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM   iCalendar Eastern Standard Time

Speaker
Jim Sheldon-Dean
Founder and Director of Compliance Services
Lewis Creek Systems, LLC
Target Audience

Attendees should include Compliance Officers, Privacy and Security Officers, and leadership and staff in Health Information Management (HIM), information technology (IT), information security (IS), and patient relations, and any others that are involved in, interested in, or responsible for, patient and staff communications, information management, and privacy and security of Protected Health Information under HIPAA.

The fee is $225 for one connection with unlimited participants and includes access to a recording of the webinar for 60 days. For each additional line/connection there will be an additional charge

Course Curriculum

HIPAA enforcement is now a significant reality, and settlements for violations are being announced for more violations regularly. Enforcement of HIPAA is something that every HIPAA entity and business associate needs to be aware of and prepared for, by taking the proper steps in advance to have your compliance in order and the documentation to prove it.
In this session we will discuss recent enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, how it relates to other upcoming regulations regarding Data Blocking, and what may be expected in new HIPAA enforcement actions. Requirements for documented compliance activities and how to maintain such documentation will be presented, and tools developed by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, such as the HIPAA Audit Protocol of 2018, will be identified for their role in establishing compliance and readiness to respond to enforcement investigations and audits.
We will discuss the information and documentation, including sample information request forms and questions asked at prior audits and enforcement reviews, that must be prepared in advance so that you can be ready for an audit or enforcement review at any time. The session will also cover how to know if you may become the subject of an audit or enforcement action, and what you can do to help limit your exposure. We will discuss how most enforcement actions come about and what can be done to prevent incidents that lead to enforcement activity.

Continuing Education Credits
The Georgia Hospital Association is an approved provider of nursing home administrator credits as a professional trade association in long term care under Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. 393-13-.02, (1)(a). Approved for 1.5 Contact Hour in Professional Development/Integrity

If you are registering for an out-of-state hospital association, please contact the education department at education@gha.org, or 770-249-4542.

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