Our Speaker, Brian Tuttle, will speak on specific experiences from over 17 years of experience in working as an outsourced compliance auditor, expert witness on multiple HIPAA cases, and thoroughly explain how patients are now able to get cash remedies for wrongful disclosures of private health information. More importantly, he will show you how to limit those risks by simply taking proactive steps and utilizing best practices.
Objectives of the Presentation
Why Should you Attend
- Changes to Omnibus Rule and other applicable updates for 2017
- What are the penalties and fines for non-compliance and how to avoid them?
- Compliance for Portable devices
- Real life audits and litigated cases
- Business associates and the increased burden
- Breach notification
- Paperwork that needs to be updated
- Risk factors & mitigation
- And much more
- Omnibus has changed the HIPAA landscape for good! This once rarely enforced law has changed and you need to know what's going on!
- Protect your practice or business!
- These days trial attorney's pose a higher risk than the Federal government!
- State laws are now in place increasing liability for patient remedies!
- What factors might spurn a lawsuit or a HIPAA audit? Are you doing these things?
Why are the Feds enforcing after all these years? We will be discussing 2017 changes taking place in Washington with the Health and Human Services with regards to the enforcement of the HIPAA laws already on the books as well as some detailed discussions on the Phase 2 audit process as well as some current events regarding HIPAA cases (both in courtrooms and from live audits.
Who will Benefit
- Practice Managers
- Any business associates who work with medical practices or hospitals (i.e. billing companies, transcription companies, IT companies, answering services, home health, coders, attorneys, etc)
- MD's and other Medical Professionals
- Compliance Officer
- HIPAA Privacy Officer
- HIPAA Security Officer
- Medical/Dental Office Managers
- Information Systems Manager
- Chief Information Officer
- General Counsel/lawyer
- Practice Management Consultants
- IT Companies that support Medical/Dental practices or other healthcare organizations
Being in compliance with HIPAA involves not only ensuring you provide the appropriate patient rights and controls on your uses and disclosures of protected health information, but you also have the proper policies and procedures in place. If audited or the subject of a compliance review you will be required to show the government you have all the necessary documentation in place for safeguarding patient Protected Health Information and indicate how you addressed all required security safeguards. This starts with the understanding the fundamentals of a HIPAA compliance program.
If your healthcare practice, business or organization needs to understand the requirements of HIPAA compliance or make sure the current program is adequate and can withstand government scrutiny, please join us for this informative and interactive course.