New HIPAA Enforcement Penalties and Audit Rules

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Conference Date
Wed, Feb 10, 2010
60 Minutes
Product Description


New penalties for willful neglect of compliance are mandatory and start at $10,000 Minimum

The HITECH Act within the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) includes a number of changes to how the HIPAA regulations will be enforced and the penalties that will be applied.

HIPAA can now apply directly to individuals in cases of wrongful disclosure.

Add to this the fact that HIPAA compliance will now be actively audited by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and full compliance with HIPAA becomes a very serious issue.

Self-auditing your HIPAA compliance before OCR does it for you is now an essential part of the avoidance of these penalties.

The icing on the cake is that now state attorneys general can now also bring civil action in federal court under HIPAA.

Join compliance expert Jim Sheldon-Dean to find out what the new penalty structure is and how to best prepare to minimize the penalties for any violations that may occur. Learn the various deadlines involved as the new penalties go into effect so you can properly prepare for compliance

Here's a sample of you will learn:

  • The new HIPAA violation penalty structure
  • What makes a wrongful disclosure and how that is different from other violations
  • What is “willful neglect” and how that applies to various kinds of violations
  • The minimum and maximum penalties for violations
  • Zoom in on the compliance work that must be done to avoid penalties
  • Get the scoop on the new HIPAA compliance audit plan and how it affects your organization
  • See if you’re ready for a full HIPAA compliance audit
  • What happens to the penalties and what that means to compliance and audits

Who should attend? Compliance Officer, Information Security Manager, Privacy Officer, Chief Information Officer, information Systems Manager, Health Information Manager, Office Manager, Practice Director, CEO, President, CFO, COO, attorney, counsel, HIPAA compliance officer.


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About Our Speaker

Jim Sheldon Dean - HIPAA Compliance & Regulations Expert

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...   More Info
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