New updates to the HIPAA regulations contain numerous changes, but some of them have a more significant impact than others. Those with the greater impact will require drastic changes to policies, procedures, and practices for healthcare providers to remain compliant.
This session will cover four of the most significant changes that will affect most providers:
The new rules require compliance by September 23, 2013, so it is essential for all HIPAA Covered Entities and their business associates to review and adjust their policies and procedures before then.
In a nutshell: In this audio conference, you will discuss the new regulations. Our expert presenter, Jim Sheldon-Dean, will explain the impacts on business associate relationships, patient rights, and breach notification.
You’ll note the differences between the old and new rules and highlight the policies that you have in place already that need modification.
You’ll also explore the effects on HIPAA Notices of Privacy Practices. Here are the new responsibilities and rights that you must accommodate.
Identify how you need to modify current practices in contracting with and managing business associates, responding to patient requests for electronic records and disclosure restrictions, and the evaluation of breaches.
You’ll highlight business associate agreement requirements and discuss the sample language provided by HHS.
You’ll examine methods for responding to patient requests for electronic records and explain the special considerations for responding to requests under the new disclosure limitation rule.
Finally, you’ll go in-depth with risk assessment for breach evaluation, including an exploration of the four factors of risk in a breach. Our expert speaker will present a framework for performing the evaluation and risk assessment necessary when a breach occurs.
This session will help you:
Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.
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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