HIPAA Update- The Auditors are Coming and What you Need to do now

Duration: 60 Minutes
The Webinar will discuss the latest HIPAA regulations affecting employer-sponsored group health plans. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) required the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop standards for protecting the security of electronic personal health records.
HIPPA Audits
Instructor: John Garner
Product ID: 500424

Why Should you Attend:
Whether you represent a covered entity or a business associate of a covered entity, there are new rules related to HIPAA and a new emphasis on enforcement that combine to mean you should review your policies and procedures before you get hit with a large fine, or even prison. Health plans are not just the giant insurers. Health plans are also every employer-sponsored plan, with no minimum size. Business associates include any individual or company that uses or discloses protected health information on behalf of a covered entity.

While the emphasis, to date, has been on complaint investigation,this is likely to change, given the enactment of tougher enforcement standards under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act (including the requirement that HHS conduct periodic audits of covered entities and business associates). The HITECH Act strengthens HHS's enforcement authority. HITECH's penalty structure represents a significant increase in the liability of covered entities for civil monetary penalties. Under this new rule, HHS can impose up to a $50,000 penalty per violation. Additionally the HITECH Act increases the maximum penalty for all similar violations of the same HIPAA provision in a calendar year to $1,500,000.

Objectives of the Presentation:
  • Introduction/Refresher to HIPAA Privacy & Security
  • HITECH
    • Act
    • Regulations
  • HHS Guidance on Mobile Devices.
Who can Benefit:
Any employer that sponsors a health plan and any vendor that uses protected health information on behalf of health plans. Some titles include:
  • Vice President of Human Resources
  • Director of Compensation and Benefits
  • Benefit Manager
  • Benefit Specialist
  • Insurance Agent
  • Insurance Broker
  • Employee Benefits Consultant
  • Group Insurance Representative
Live Session - How it works
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  • Presentation handouts in pdf formate will be mailed to you
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  • Get answers to your queries through interactive Q&A sessions via chat at the end of the session
  • Download the Certificate of Attendance and Purchase Invoice from your OCP Account 24 hours after the completion of the session
  • Please let us know your thoughts and views at the end of the webinar, your valuable feedback will help us improve
Recorded Session - How it works
  • Login to onlinecompliancepanel with your registered username and password https://www.onlinecompliancepanel.com/login
  • Upon purchase of the recorded session a link will be updated on your OCP Account within 24 hours
  • Please click on the link to access the Recorded Session
  • Presentation handouts in downloadable PDF format will be updated on your OCP Account within 24 hours of the purchase of the product
  • Download the Certificate of Attendance and Purchase Invoice from your OCP Account after 48 hours of the product Purchase
  • Please share your valuable Feedback at the end of the session
Instructor Profile:
Mr. Garner is Chief Compliance Officer at Bolton & Company. Before joining Bolton, he was the principal of Garner Consulting in Pasadena, California. Prior to founding Garner Consulting, he was a principal in the Los Angeles office of Towers Perrin, where he worked for over ten years. Mr. Garner serves as the national legislative and government affairs advisor for the Disability Management Employer Coalition. He is a past chair of the CEBS Committee for the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. He is a past member of the Governing Council of the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists and is a past president of the Los Angeles Chapter. Mr. Garner is also a past president of the Employee Benefit Planning Association of Southern California, the Los Angeles Life and Accident Claim Association and the Western Claim Conference. He is the author of the Health Insurance Answer Book and articles that have appeared in numerous publications. He has also recently released a new book entitled "Self-Funding Health Benefit Plans". Mr. Garner received his B.A. degree from Occidental College. He is a chartered life underwriter, a certified employee benefits specialist, a group benefit associate, retirement plans associate, a certified management consultant, and a certified flexible compensation instructor.
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