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HIPAA Security Official 2016

Start Date:
Wednesday, 7 September, 2016
End Date:
Wednesday, 7 September, 2016 11:00am
Pain Management, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, Physical Medicine, Health & Nutrition

Overview: The webinar will concentrate on topics that HHS has announced will be the focus of the first round of "desk audits". They reflect significant areas of non-compliance revealed in the 2012 pilot audits and HHS HIPAA violation investigations concluded by Resolution Agreements and Corrective Action Plans. They include: HIPAA Risk AnalysisRisk Management based on Risk AnalysisBreach NotificationNotice of Privacy Practices (for Covered Entities)Minimum Necessary StandardAccess of Individuals to their PHIAuthorizationsWorkforce TrainingThis webinar is vital because, in focusing on preparation for a HIPAA Compliance Audit, Covered Entities and Business Associates may review, prioritize and structure their HIPAA Compliance programs.

If you have HIPAA Compliance documentation ready to submit on two weeks notice to HHS you are implementing an effective HIPAA Compliance program. In addition, every Covered Entity or Business Associate may face an HHS HIPAA Compliance investigation at any time due to a complaint or a Breach. If you are "audit ready" you will be ready for an investigation - and better able to avoid complaints and prevent breaches.

Why should you attend: Every Covered Entity and Business Associate is liable - without prior notice - to be audited for HIPAA Compliance by HHSYou will have only 2 weeks after receiving your HIPAA Compliance Audit notification and data request to upload all requested documents to an HHS HIPAA Compliance Audit PortalThe HIPAA Compliance Audit data request you receive will specify content and file organization, file names and any other document submission requirementsAuditors will not contact an audited entity for clarifications or ask for additional information - it is essential that submitted documents are current, accurately reflect the entity's HIPAA Compliance program and demonstrate HIPAA ComplianceOnly data submitted on time will be assessedFailure to respond on time may be referred to the HHS regional office subjecting the entity to a thorough HIPAA Compliance reviewSome of the first group of audited entities will be selected for comprehensive on-site HIPAA Compliance Audits instead of the more limited review of uploaded documents (called a "desk audit" by HHS)HHS conducted pilot audits of Covered Entities to help design the current official HIPAA Compliance Audit Program.

Results of the pilot audit published by HHS revealed:Widespread non-compliance by Covered Entities of all sizes - and HHS made special mention that Small Entities "struggle" with HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rule ComplianceHHS says more than 90% of Health Care Providers are Small Entities according to Federal guidelinesThe most common cause of failure was the audited entity was unaware of the HIPAA Compliance requirement80% of Health Care Providers failed to have an an accurate or complete Risk Analysis - mandatory for all Covered Entities since 2005 and all Business Associates HIPAA Compliance Audits are just one example of increased HIPAA Compliance enforcement.

Massive data breaches, theft of Protected Health Information (PHI) and public and political pressure demand close scrutiny of the HIPAA Compliance program of every Covered Entity and Business Associate, regardless of size. From September 2009 through through May 31, 2015 HHS received more than 173,000 reports of breaches of PHI affecting less than 500 individuals and approximately 1,240 reports of breaches affecting 500 or more individuals.

Areas Covered in the Session: What to Expect - HHS HIPAA Compliance Audit Topics and ProceduresSpecific Steps to Prepare for an HHS HIPAA Compliance Audit Who Will Benefit: HIPAA Compliance OfficialsTop ManagementHealth Care Provider Practice ManagerRisk Manager - Compliance ManagerInformation Systems ManagerLegal Counsel Speaker Profile : Paul R. Hales J.D, is an attorney at law in St. Louis, Missouri whose practice has included specialization in the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules from the dates they became effective.

He provides assistance and counseling on the new, more demanding compliance requirements of the HITECH modifications to HIPAA. Mr. Hales is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, Federal Appellate and District Courts, the State Courts of Missouri and is a graduate of Columbia University Law School. Price : $139.00 Contact Info: MentorHealthPhone No: 1-800-385-1607FaX: 302-288-6884 support@mentorhealth.comEvent Link: LinkedIn Follow us Twitter Follow usFacebook Like us


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Conference organized by Netzealous -MentorHealth

MentorHealth is a comprehensive training source for healthcare professionals. Our trainings are high on value, but not on cost. MentorHealth is the right training solution for healthcare professionals. With MentorHealth, healthcare professionals can make use of the best benefits relating to their professional training. • They can get the benefit of advice from experts in the field. • Healthcare professionals will have the flexibility of viewing recorded webinars at their convenience.• MentorHealth offers online interactive participation. Using this, healthcare professionals, no matter which part of the world they are based in, will have the opportunity to listen to and interact with some of the most accomplished experts in the healthcare Industry.

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