HIPAA Updates and Audit Best Practices: 9 Courses to Ensure Total HIPAA Compliance

What steps need to be taken in order to become HIPAA compliant? Learn or get sued. Failure to comply with HIPAA regulations can result in substantial fines being issued and criminal charges and civil action lawsuits being filed should a breach of ePHI occur. Ignorance of HIPAA regulations is not considered to be a justifiable defense by the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services, which will issue fines for non-compliance regardless of whether the violation was inadvertent or resulted from willful neglect. Here is a package training course developed on everything you need to know on HIPAA updates and Audit Best Practice.
Instructor: Claire Cieri, Kelly McLendon, Brian L Tuttle, Coy Murchison, Laura S Hargraves
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Who will benefit?

  • HIPAA Privacy Officers
  • Billing Compliance Officers
  • Compliance Analysts
  • Privacy Analyst
  • Home Healthcare Administrators
  • Director of Nursing
  • Quality and Assurance Analysts
  • Hospital Administrators
  • Privacy Officer
  • Practice Manager
  • HIM Director
  • CIO, IT Director
  • IT Manager, IT staff
  • Foundation Manager
  • All other healthcare parties that need to be updated on HIPAA, privacy and security
  • Anyone performing security and/or privacy risk analysis, assessment or audits
  • Practice Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • Compliance Analyst
  • Social Media Content Advisors
  • Practice Managers
  • MD's and other Medical Professionals
  • Human Resources

Webinars included in the Package:

ICD-10: Is Your HIPAA Compliance Program Prepared for the Changes? (Duration: 90 Minutes)

The United States transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 medical transaction codes presents challenges for HIPAA Privacy and Security compliance programs. Anyone that is not prepared for the changes to their HIPAA compliance plan runs the risk of substantial fines and audits from the OCR.

Objectives of the Presentation:

  • Assuring compliance with HIPAA/HITECH provisions of security, privacy and confidentiality of PHI
  • Conducting risk assessments, implement strategies to ensure HIPAA compliance
  • Preparing for an OCR audit under new billing codes
  • Key questions to ask Business Associates to ensure ICD-10 HIPAA compliance
  • Elements of an internal review to review HIPAA compliance
  • ICD-10 HIPAA education for the workforce

Instructor Profile:

Claire Cieri is a consultant assisting independent clinics with all issues related to compliance, including HIPAA/HITECH, OSHA, and compliance plans. She is certified in healthcare compliance through the HCCA and AAPC. She is also a certified auditor through AAPC and AHCAE.

HIPAA Security and Privacy Risk Analysis and OCR Audits (Duration: 60 minutes)

HIPAA and the Meaningful Use incentive program requires security and privacy risk analysis be performed on a routine basis and recommends they be made a part of a 'Culture of Compliance' which defines the organization's compliance program. Both the Security Risk Analysis (SRA) and Privacy Risk Analysis (PRA) are detailed and complex undertakings. This presentation will provide a relatively simple methodology and strategy for performing and documenting Security Risk Analysis (SRA) and Privacy Risk Analysis (PRA). The presentation will also illustrate that organizational liability for HIPAA, as well as other enforcement agencies will be impacted by performing these analyses as proscribed.

Objectives of the Presentation:

  • Differences and relationships between security And Privacy Risk Analysis and the OCR Audit program
  • The OCR 2012 and 2015 Audit programs.
  • The increasing environment of enforcement and penalties, including CMS taking back Meaningful Use funds for missing or improper Security Risk Analysis
  • Key elements of a Privacy and Security Risk Analysis
  • Tools commonly found for Privacy and Security Risk Analysis
  • Differences between physician practice and hospital Privacy and Security Risk Analysis

Instructor Profile:

Kelly McLendon has been a HIM (medical records) practitioner for over 36 years. Most recently he is a founder of CompliancePro Solutions™, a company that has brought state-of-the-art HIPAA privacy compliance product called PrivacyPro™ to the healthcare marketplace. Kelly is considered an innovator and subject matter expert in HIPAA Privacy and Security, Legal Health Records and is a computer system functional designer. Kelly's career includes many contributions to the migration of HIM into the electronic environment, an effort that has taken decades to achieve.

HIPAA and Business Associates (Duration: 90 minutes)

This webinar will discuss some of the changes taking place in Washington with the Health and Human Services regarding enforcement of the HIPAA laws already on the books. Speaker will also discuss some of the new changes affecting business associates, factors that might cause an unwanted visit or letter from the Office of Civil Rights and how to prepare for the audit and deal with the Feds. In addition the speaker will also talk about risk factors business associates now have under the new laws as it relates to patients ability to sue for wrongful disclosure and also the requirement for business associates to conduct their own risk assessments and have policies in place (Covered Entities are now required to request this from BA’s).

Objectives of the Presentation:

  • Understanding what a business associates
  • Risks specific to business associates
  • Patients suing under state law citing HIPAA - How can this affect a business associate
  • Federal audits and business associates
  • Risk Assessments for business associates
  • How Omnibus Rule greatly increases risks for business associates

Instructor Profile:

Brian L TuttleCPHIT, CHP, CBRA, Net+, A+, CCNA, MCP is a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA) with over 15 years’ experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting. Mr. Tuttle has worked with MAG Mutual Healthcare Solutions and is now Senior Compliance Consultant and IT Manager with InGauge Healthcare Solutions (previously named MAG Mutual Healthcare Solutions).

How to Survive and What to Expect in a HIPAA Audit(Duration: 90 minutes)

In this webinar the speaker will cover the specifics from real life experience on how the Feds operate in an audit. What is involved in the audit, what specifics are they looking for, what outsourced entities carry out the audit, what are the things the Fed likes to see, and what are the things they do not like to see.

Objectives of the Presentation:

  • Paperwork you will need to have handy
  • Your rights under the law
  • Fines
  • Getting rid of "low hanging fruit" and why are you being audited in the first place
  • Who will OCR want to talk to?
  • Patients suing under HIPAA citing state laws
  • Internal staff concerns - personal responsibility

Instructor Profile:

Brian L Tuttle CPHIT, CHP, CBRA, Net+, A+, CCNA, MCP is a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA) with over 15 years’ experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting. Mr. Tuttle has worked with MAG Mutual Healthcare Solutions and is now Senior Compliance Consultant and IT Manager with InGauge Healthcare Solutions (previously named MAG Mutual Healthcare Solutions).

Patients Suing under HIPAA - Beware of New Laws and Risks(Duration: 90 minutes)

This webinar will address the major changes under the Omnibus Rule which give patients the right to sue under state law citing HIPAA. There are copious issues and risks for covered entities and business associates under the Omnibus. Several states have already set precedence for giving their citizens the right to sue under HIPAA.

Objectives of the Presentation:

  • Understanding risk factors
  • How to lower your practices risk of being sued
  • Frivolous law suits on the rise
  • How the legal process works when suing under HIPAA
  • State laws and HIPAA

Instructor Profile:

Brian L Tuttle CPHIT, CHP, CBRA, Net+, A+, CCNA, MCP is a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA) with over 15 years’ experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting. Mr. Tuttle has worked with MAG Mutual Healthcare Solutions and is now Senior Compliance Consultant and IT Manager with InGauge Healthcare Solutions (previously named MAG Mutual Healthcare Solutions).

Social Media and HIPAA Compliance: How to Leverage the Benefits of Social Media and Maintain HIPAA Compliance(Duration: 90 minutes)

This course will provide you techniques to increase your social media presence, as well as tips on how to interact with patients via social media, in a way that promotes your organization and satisfies compliance best practices and standards. The course also describes how to develop a metric system that will help to maintain HIPAA, HITECH Act and Final Rules compliance, as you increase your social media presence.

Objectives of the Presentation:

  • How to connect to patients through social media
  • A method to leverage social media to support patient care
  • Maintaining compliance through social media engagement
  • Develop metrics to maintain compliance standards

Instructor Profile:

Coy Murchison is the founder of reMergents Solutions, a consulting company that assist home health companies maintain compliance, and she is the owner of InTouch Health Services, a company that provides nursing and therapy services, for medically fragile children and ventilator-dependent patients. Coy has provided training and education in compliance for over 13 years, and she is certified in Health Information Technology with a specialization in Meaningful use technology implementation.

Your HIPAA Compliance Plan and Cloud Storage Security: Is Your BAA Enough?(Duration: 60 minutes)

Training program on how to insulate your company from guilt by association when breaches occur with Cloud based BAs. The webinar is designed to share metrics that will protect your company from OCR scrutiny, should your Cloud provider encounter a breach. These tools will help you understand your responsibility with the Business Associates and how to ensure that your company’s credibility is not damaged when a breach occurs beyond your control.

Objectives of the Presentation:

  • This webinar will provide valuable assistance to all healthcare providers that are utilizing third party cloud or web based data storage companies, including but not limited to EMR/EHR system.

Instructor Profile:

Coy Murchison is the founder of reMergents Solutions, a consulting company that assist home health companies maintain compliance, and she is the owner of InTouch Health Services, a company that provides nursing and therapy services, for medically fragile children and ventilator-dependent patients. Coy has provided training and education in compliance for over 13 years, and she is certified in Health Information Technology with a specialization in Meaningful use technology implementation.

2015 HIPAA Changes(Duration: 90 minutes)

The major changes under the Omnibus Rule and any other applicable updates for 2015 will be addressed in this course. There are enormous issues and risks for covered entities and business associates under Omnibus, first and foremost being the Feds have increased budget and enforcement abilities using outsourcing. How will remote audits and increased reviews of HIPAA compliance affect you?

Objectives of the Presentation:

  • Updates for 2015 - documentation: reviews
  • Fines
  • Business associates and the increased burden
  • Breach notification - What is required
  • Paperwork that needs to be updated
  • Risk factors

Instructor Profile:

Laura S HargravesMS CCC- SLP RAC-CT, has been working in all aspects of the healthcare industry for the past 28 years. Ms. Hargraves has been providing compliance and oversight of documentation to meeting changing guidelines during this period. Ms. Hargraves is also a professional presenter on topics related to Medicare, MDS 3.0, and documentation.

HIPAA Audits - Phase 2 What does this mean for you ?(Duration: 60 minutes)

The OCR HIPAA Audit program analyzes processes, controls, and policies of selected covered entities pursuant to the HITECH Act audit mandate. This webinar will discuss on the process and whom it applies to, what the audits will focus on, risk assessment and why this is important for your organization, need to identify key personnel for oversight of the focus areas and information related to your business associates that is needed and can be recalled as part of the audit.

Objectives of the Presentation:

  • Understand the OCR Phase 2 HIPAA audit process
  • Steps to take to protect your organization
  • Identification of areas of risk

Instructor Profile:

Laura S Hargraves MS CCC- SLP RAC-CT, has been working in all aspects of the healthcare industry for the past 28 years. Ms. Hargraves has been providing compliance and oversight of documentation to meeting changing guidelines during this period. Ms. Hargraves is also a professional presenter on topics related to Medicare, MDS 3.0, and documentation.

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