Did you know? New updates to the HIPAA regulations contain numerous changes based, for the most part, on The HITECH Act passed in 2009. Some of the most significant changes have to do with individual rights under HIPAA that must be listed in an entity’s HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices.
Red flag: That means all HIPAA Covered Entities who currently provide a Notice of Privacy Practices must update their NPPs to reflect these alterations in individual rights no later than September 23, 2013. Violations are subject to enforcement that can include fines up to $50,000.
Here’s what’s different:
Also, reimbursed marketing activity that may have been permissible without authorization from the individual under the old rules used to require notice in the NPP. Now all such marketing activity (paid for by a third party wishing to promote a product or service) will require authorization and no longer needs to be specifically listed in the NPP.
The changes you have to follow are numerous. What’s more — many of these are subtle and require an in depth examination of your Notice of Privacy Practices.
In this expert audio conference, you’ll review the new regulations and their effects on HIPAA Notices of Privacy Practices. You’ll be able to describe the new rights that must be added into your NPP and identify the places where current rights have been modified. In addition, you’ll identify typical items that may be removed from your NPP. Remember, it is always advisable to keep NPPs as short and readable as possible while covering all the requirements. Finally, you will examine a typical NPP and highlight the places where changes might best be made. Here is the information that you need to add or remove to meet requirements most efficiently and economically.
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Who should attend? Compliance Manager, HIPAA Officer, Chief Information Officer, Health Information Manager, Medical Office Manager, Medical Practice Lawyer, CFO, CEO, COO. Privacy Officer, Information Security Officer.
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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