Business Associate HIPAA violations are in the spotlight - and in the crosshairs of OCR regulators and class action lawyers. Covered Entities can be directly and equally liable for costs of violations by their Business Associates due the little known Federal Common Law of Agency incorporated in the HIPAA Enforcement Rule.
This webinar is for HIPAA Business Associates (BAs) and Covered Entities (CEs).
CEs and BAs can prevent these dangers easily by following simple HIPAA Rules that are often overlooked or misunderstood.
The dangers of BA HIPAA violations is emphasized dramatically by numerous class action lawsuits underway across the country following HIPAA breaches by BAs that exposed the Protected Health Information (PHI) of tens of millions of patients.
BAs are liable for complying with the HIPAA Rules and CEs must document satisfactory assurances that their BAs comply with HIPAA before disclosing PHI to a BA or allowing a BA to create, receive, maintain or transmit PHI on their behalf. The chain of compliance and liability follows PHI from a CE to its BA and down through the BA’s Subcontractors.
Why you should Attend: CEs can find themselves fully liable for HIPAA violations committed by BAs and BAs for violations committed by Subcontractors under a little known Federal agency law. However, risks associated with BA HIPAA compliance can be managed calmly and confidently by following the HIPAA Rules that are easy to follow, step-by-step as this webinar explains.
BAs should attend this webinar to see exactly what to do to comply with HIPAA. They are liable for compliance with the entire HIPAA Security Rule and parts of the HIPAA Privacy and Breach Notification Rules. But it is easy to be unsure about what BAs must do to comply with their Privacy and Breach Notification Rule requirements.
CEs should attend to see what to look for in Due Diligence and how to obtain the necessary satisfactory assurances that a BA is complying with HIPAA.
Areas Covered in the Session: This webinar explains how to understand and follow HIPAA Rules for BAs clearly and logically according to the following agenda: