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Home > Curriculum > Privacy and Security Concerns for the Medical Practice

Privacy and Security Concerns for the Medical Practice

Enforcement is on the rise: get the latest HIPAA & HITECH compliance guidelines here

Since June 1, 2013, the OCR has secured $10 million in monetary settlements including a record $4.8 million settlement in May 2014. The maximum adjusted penalty for each February 18, 2009 or later violation of HIPAA's administrative simplification provisions, if it is established that the violation was due to willful neglect and was not corrected during the 30-day period beginning on the first date the CE or BA knew (or by exercising reasonable diligence would have known) that the violation occurred, is:

  • $55,010 (increased from $50,000).
  • $1,650,300 (increased from $1,500,000).

4 Reasons to Attend

  1. Find out about recent enforcement efforts and learn how to protect your rights.
  2. Learn how to determine whether a breach has taken place and how to properly notify the appropriate parties.
  3. Learn about individual right of electronic access of their protected health information (PHI).
  4. Discuss how privacy and security is relevant to mobile devices in your workplace.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services, some of the largest breaches have involved business associates.

Penalties have increased for non-compliance based on the level of negligence. Your staff needs training on current obligations to avoid a breach. This session provides a comprehensive review of HIPAA policies, notices of privacy practice, restrictions of the use of PHI for marketing, sales and fundraising, and employee training on new obligations.

Class Highlights:

  • Revise and modify HIPAA policies and procedures to address response to potential breaches of unsecured PHI, including ransomware and phishing attacks
  • Review existing agreements and contractor arrangements to determine compliance
  • Revise Business Associate agreement forms/templates to comply with the latest rules
  • Examine changes to individually-requested privacy restrictions
  • Review expanded disclosures and their respective compliance dates
  • Implement proper steps needed for a breach notification
  • Receive an explanation of expanded enforcement and penalties
  • Guidance on proper documentation and record keeping of PHI
  • HIPAA and the electronic health record, including EHR accessibility
  • Overview of administrative and staff policies and responsibilities

Who Should Attend

This course is appropriate for medical office professionals of any skill level. Receive all the recent updates that your staff needs to know to keep your office compliant.

Prerequisites

The content covered in this course assumes a basic to intermediate understanding of HIPAA and HITECH guidelines for health care professionals.

What to Bring

A course manual will be supplied. No supplementary materials are required. Class manual includes HIPAA compliance checklists, forms and templates for use in your office.

Program Schedule

LocationDate / TimeRegister
Map it!EDINBURG TX 1/24/2019
9:00 AM-12:00 PM
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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

PMI CEU APPROVED Earn 3 PMI CEUs for attendance at this program. Practice Management Institute grants CEUs for its certified professionals based on total number of instructional hours (1 CEU per hour of classroom instruction). CEUs may be applied to annual recertification requirements, as directed in the certification renewal requirements for your credential(s).

If you are seeking CEU credits for other certifications or organizations, please contact your organization for pre-approval and credit guidelines. A certificate of attendance will be provided.


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