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HIPAA and Business Associates - New Rules, New Obligations, New Agreements
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:
HIPAA Business Associates are now covered directly under the Privacy Rule’s use and disclosure limitations and the Security Rule’s safeguard provisions. They are responsible for their own compliance with the regulations, and may be held directly liable for any violations of the regulations.
The new requirements have a direct impact on every business associate agreement, and those will need to be updated to meet the new rules. All kinds of covered entities, and now, business associates of covered entities as well, need to review their HIPAA compliance, policies, and procedures to see of they are prepared to meet the changes in the rules.
This webinar will help health information professionals understand what they have to do, and what to keep in mind about business associates, in order to be prepared for compliance. We will discuss what covered entities should do to ensure good practices by their Business Associates in order to avoid the considerable expense of breaches. It will provide a comprehensive look at the changes in the law and prepare attendees for the process of incorporating the changes into how they do business in their facilities.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
- The session will begin with the definition of a HIPAA Business Associate including what is and is not a Business Associate and what other kinds of relationships can exist besides a HIPAA Business Associate relationship.
- The role of business associates will be explored and how they are treated under HIPAA will be explained.
- The new regulations will be reviewed and their effects on usual practices for Business Associates and their relationships with covered entities and subcontractors will be discussed.
- What a Business Associate needs to do differently under the new regulations will be explained; we will provide a policy framework for information security, show what policies need to be changed and how, and describe the required and recommended elements of a Business Associate Agreement.
- The importance of Business Associate Agreements will be discussed; the costs of breaches by Business Associates will be considered.
- The new enforcement penalty structure and the latest plans for audits by HHS OCR will be described and a plan for being prepared for audits will be discussed.
- The new four-tier violation schedule will be explained, with increased fines, and mandatory fines for willful neglect of compliance that start at $10,000.
Who will Benefit:
This webinar will benefit following organizations - Medical offices, practice groups, hospitals, academic medical centers, insurers, business associates (shredding, data storage, systems vendors, billing services, etc). the titles are
- Compliance director
- Privacy Officer
- Security Officer
- Information Systems Manager
- HIPAA Officer
- Chief Information Officer
- Health Information Manager
- Healthcare Counsel/lawyer
- Office Manager
- Contracts Manager
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 Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Privacy and Security 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.
Sheldon-Dean has nearly 30 years of experience in policy analysis and implementation, business process analysis, information systems and software development. His experience includes leading the development of health care related Web sites; award-winning, best-selling commercial utility software; and mission-critical, fault-tolerant communications satellite control systems. In addition, he has eight years of experience doing hands-on medical work as a Vermont certified volunteer emergency medical technician. Sheldon-Dean received his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Vermont and his master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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