This lesson will be addressing how medical practice managers (or compliance offers) need to get their HIPAA house in order before the imminent audits occur. It will also address major changes under the Omnibus Rule and any other applicable updates for 2018.
There are an enormous amount of issues and risks for covered entities these days.
I will speak on specific experiences from over 17 years of experience in working as an outsourced compliance, an expert witness on HIPAA cases, and thoroughly explain how patients are now able to get cash remedies for wrongful disclosures of private health information.
I will also uncover myths versus reality as it relates to this very enigmatic law based on over 1000 risk assessments performed as well as years of experience in dealing directly with the Office of Civil Rights HIPAA auditors.
More importantly, I will show you how to limit those risks by simply taking proactive steps and utilizing best practices.
Why should you attend?
- HIPAA NOW HAS TEETH! Be prepared for what’s new in 2018!
- Protect your practice or business!
- What factors might spurn a HIPAA audit? …are you doing these things?
- Why are the Feds enforcing after all these years?
- It is important to understand the new changes going on at Health and Human Services as it relates to enforcement of HIPAA for covered entities
- You need to know how to avoid being low hanging in terms of audit risk as well as being sued by individuals who have had their PHI wrongfully discloses due to bad IT practices.
- I have also been the expert witness in multiple court cases where a business or medical practice is being sued for not doing their due diligence to minimize risk.
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Risk factors for a medical practice
- Patients suing
- Updates for 2018
- Risk Assessment
- Portable devices
- Emailing of PHI
- Texting of PHI
- Breach notification
- Paperwork that needs to be updated
- Risk factors
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