Following the Department of Health and Human Services’ HIPAA compliance program’s trial audits and a second round of audits in 2016, including those of HIPAA business associates, HHS has indicated that the HIPAA audit program will become permanent. It’s time to focus on lessons learned from the current round while the final program is being designed. All covered entities may be subject to an audit, and they need to know what kinds of questions they’ll be asked, what information they'll need to provide, and how to prevent issues that could lead to violations and fines.
Join this informative session by expert speaker Jim Sheldon-Dean, where he will discuss the HIPAA audit program and how it works, the areas that caused the most issues in the 2012 audits, and the areas that were targeted in the 2016 audits. Jim will explore the kind of issues that were most prevalent and the kind of entities that had the most problems, and where you need to improve your compliance the most.
Jim will also explore the typical risk issues that lead to breaches of health information and will discuss how those issues might be targets for auditors in the future. Jim will examine the updated HIPAA audit protocol as well as other questionnaires that have been used in the past and might be used to help prepare an organization for a future review. Additionally, Jim will present the methods for using the contents of the HIPAA audit protocol to build your own compliance plan and compliance management tool.
Who Should Attend
Jim Sheldon-Dean is a healthcare compliance and HIPAA expert in the areas of privacy and security regulatory compliance and business process analysis. He is the founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, a Vermont-based consulting firm founded in 1982, providing information privacy and security regulatory compliance services to a wide variety of healthcare entities. Jim is a frequent speaker regarding HIPAA...
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