What to Expect in a Federal HIPAA Audit & How to Avoid Audit
Brian L Tuttle, CPHIT, CHP, CHA, CBRA, CISSP, CCNA, Net+
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HIPAA Now and Then
The evolutions of this enigmatic law and how what was once relative benign in terms of enforcement is now fully funded and aggressive. Learn what you can do to be prepared for an audit and how to lower risks of ever being audited.
It is absolutely imperative that you are proactive and not reactive with your compliance program, this is a necessary evil and you need to protect your practice or your business and limit risks from the imminent Federal audits. Join me in keeping up with this very confusing law and take advantage of all the templates and information provided as part of the seminar..
We will be discussing the history and evolution of HIPAA Privacy/Security and the major points you need to understand to proactively protect your practice or business.
- Specific areas covered will be:
- History of HIPAA
- HIPAA Omnibus Rule
- How to perform a HIPAA Security Risk Assessment
- What is involved in a Federal audit and how is it conducted
- Risk factors for a federal audit
- How to avoid a Federal audit
- Business Associates and HIPAA audits
- EHR and HIPAA
- Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Planning
- Assessing your contractors and sub-contractors
- In depth discussions on IT down to the nuts and bolts
- Risk factors that can cause an audit (low hanging fruit)
- New rules which grant states ability to sue citing HIPAA on behalf of a patient
- New funding measures
- ….much, much more
Seminar Fee Includes:
USB with seminar presentation
Hard copy of presentation
$100 Gift Cert for next seminar
Who Will Benefit:
- Practice managers
- Compliance officers
- Business associates privy to private health information and under the auspices of this law.
Current News and Information about HIPAA Compliance, Regulations and Violations
Massachusetts Ear Group To Pay $1.5 Million To Resolve HIPAA Charges
- Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:31:18 GMT
Upcoming HIPAA Audits May Target Financial Institutions
- Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:28:46 GMT
Health care worker sent to jail for HIPAA violations
- Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:15:09 GMT
Chilmark analyst: 'HIPAA must die' - MedCity News
- Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:27:24 GMT
Push to change HIPAA provisions gains ground with dueling House bills - ModernHealthcare.com
- Wed, 17 Jun 2015 04:25:24 GMT
Deven McGraw brings HIPAA expertise to OCR - Healthcare IT News
- Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:30:43 GMT
Bill aims to clarify mental health record-sharing under HIPAA
- Wed, 10 Jun 2015 18:04:01 GMT.
|Day 1 (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
||Day 2 (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)
- 8:30 – 9:00 AM: Registration
- 9:00 AM: Session Start Time
- HIPAA -Brief History
- HIPAA Privacy Rule vs HIPAA Security Rule
- HITECH Act
- Breach Notification Rule
- Omnibus Rule and audits
- Business Associates and audits
- Current Court Cases (precedence)
- Paper Based PHI Concerns and how to lower risk
- Disaster Recovery Concerns (Paper)
- Psych and Infectious Disease
- What are Feds looking for (low hanging fruit)
- How to Conduct a Risk Assessment
- How to Write Policies and Procedures which are presentable to Federal auditors
- Choosing a HIPAA Consultant
- Choosing an IT Group
- Disaster Recovery Concerns (Electronic)
- Physical Setup and HIPAA audits
- What the Feds are Looking For (low hanging fruit)
- What are Factors That Can Get Your Practice or Business Audited
- State Laws and Patient Ability to Sue
Meet Your Instructor
||Brian L Tuttle,
CPHIT, CHP, CHA, CBRA, CISSP, CCNA, Net+
Brian Tuttle is a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA) with over 17 years’ experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting. Mr. Tuttle has worked all of those 15 years with MAG Mutual Healthcare Solutions and is now Senior Compliance Consultant and IT Manager with InGauge Healthcare Solutions (previously named MAG Mutual Healthcare Solutions). Almost all of Brian’s clients are earned by referral with little or no advertising. Brian is well known and highly regarded in medical circles throughout the United States and has served as expert witness in multiple legal trials relating to HIPAA. Mr Tuttle has a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences from Georgia State University.
Consulting services provided:
- HIPAA Security/Privacy auditing
- Comprehensive NIST based risk assessments with mitigation
- HIPAA awareness training and certification
- Custom written policies and procedures
- Public speaking
- Specialized HIPAA Training
- Subject matter writing
- HIPAA consulting and certification for proprietary software companies
- Business continuity (Disaster Recovery) planning and consulting
- Expert Witness
With vast experience in health IT systems (i.e. practice management/EMR systems, imaging, transcription, medical messaging, etc.) as well as over 17 years’ experience in standard Health IT with multiple certifications and hands-on knowledge, Brian serves as compliance consultant and has conducted onsite risk assessments for over 500 medical practices, hospitals, and business associates throughout the United States.
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