Webinar on "New HIPAA Rules - Meeting Requirements for New Patient Rights and New Restrictions on Disclosures" From MentorHealth

Fremont, California (PressExposure) February 12, 2013 -- This webinar will give an understanding to participants about how to be in compliance with HIPAA regulations and avoid penalties.

The HIPAA privacy and security regulations are changing in ways that affect every health care-related entity, from providers to insurers to business associates, and more. The HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations have been modified in regulations previously issued as interim final rules (IFRs) and notices of proposed rulemaking (NPRMs) by the US Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS), and many of these new regulations have been finalized in the new final HIPAA update. There are new rights established for individuals that entities must be prepared to honor, as well as new limits on disclosures that entities must be aware of to be fully compliant.

All kinds of covered entities and now, business associates of covered entities and their subcontractors as well, need to review their HIPAA compliance, policies, and procedures to see if they are prepared to meet the changes in the rules. Any entity whose activities involve the new rights and limitations will need to update their policies and procedures. Changes in marketing regulations are creating new obligations and limiting behaviors that may already be in place.

New regulations around the release and accounting of electronic records are creating new burdens that that an organization's EHR and their medical records department must deal with. They will even have to update their HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices to show how they support the new patient rights under HIPAA as amended by HITECH.

The enforcement rules have changed, with a new four-tier violation schedule with increased minimum and maximum fines, and mandatory fines for willful neglect of compliance that start at $10,000 even if the problem is corrected within 30 days of discovery. Violations that are not promptly corrected carry mandatory minimum fines starting at $50,000 and can reach $1.5 million for any particular violation. And any reports of willful neglect are required to be investigated under the law. Even violations for a reasonable cause or with reasonable diligence taken are subject to penalty.

This webinar will offer participants ways by which to be compliant with the new regulations.

When: March 21, 2013, 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT

By whom:

Jim Sheldon-Dean, founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, will conduct the webinar. Sheldon-Dean provides a vast array of consulting services that benefit healthcare firms situated across the nation.

He serves on the HIMSS Information Systems Security Workgroup, the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Privacy and Security Workgroup, and co-chairs the WEDI HIPAA Updates sub-workgroup.

For whom:

The webinar will benefit:

o Compliance Director
o Privacy Officer
o Security Officer
o Information Systems Manager
o HIPAA Officer
o Chief Information Officer
o Health Information Manager
o Healthcare Counsel/lawyer
o Office Manager

Duration: 90 minutes

To enroll for this webinar, contact
Ph: 800-385-1607

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