This webinar will discuss the significant changes to the HIPAA rules for business associates, the new challenges for HIPAA covered entities and business associates, and new risks for non-compliance and penalties.
Why Should You Attend:
Since the new regulations have expanded the obligations of HIPAA business associates, it is now more important than ever to carefully consider whether a BA designation is appropriate or not – business associate agreements are not to be entered into lightly. The new requirements have a direct impact on what needs to be put into the business associate agreements you establish.
In addition, other changes put into effect new rights of individuals to receive electronic copies of information held electronically, ask for certain restrictions on disclosures, and other capabilities that business associates may need to provide for their covered entity clients. All covered entities, and now, business associates of covered entities as well, need to review their HIPAA compliance, policies, and procedures to see if they are prepared to meet the changes in the rules.
In addition, business associates have emerged as a leading source of health information breaches, and this course will discuss what covered entities should do to ensure good practices by their business associates in order to avoid the considerable expense of breaches.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
Who Will Benefit:
This webinar will provide valuable assistance to all personnel in medical offices, practice groups, hospitals, academic medical centers, insurers, business associates (shredding, data storage, systems vendors, billing services, etc.). The titles are:
Jim Sheldon-Dean is the founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, a Vermont-based consulting firm founded in 1982, providing information privacy and security regulatory compliance services to a variety of health care providers, businesses, universities, small and large hospitals, urban and rural mental health and social service agencies, health insurance plans, and health care business associates. He serves on the HIMSS Information Systems Security Workgroup, has co-chaired the Electronic Data Interchange Privacy and Security Workgroup, currently serves on the WEDI Breach Notification sub-workgroup, and is a recipient of the 2011 WEDI Award of Merit. He is a frequent speaker regarding HIPAA and information privacy and security compliance issues at seminars and conferences, including speaking engagements at AHIMA national and regional conventions and WEDI national conferences, and before regional HFMA chapter meetings and state hospital associations.
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