Updated COVID-19 HIPAA Compliance

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Date: Wednesday April 14, 2021
Time:

10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT

Duration: 60 Minutes
Instructor: Paul R. Hales
Webinar Id: 802347
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Overview:

This webinar will be up to date on the day it is presented because we continuously track the modifications announced on almost a daily basis to Health Information Privacy Regulations to deal with the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. continue to be announced on almost a daily basis by OCR, HHS and CMS.

New Federal guidance from OCR, CMS, HHS and the CDC announces temporary emergency changes while explaining how existing HIPAA Rules for public health emergencies are to be followed. important Federal guidance.

All Covered Entities and Business Associates need to know how to comply with modified HIPAA compliance procedures that are temporarily in place during the pandemic and refresh their familiarity with HIPAA Rules designed for all public health crises.

Emergency HIPAA waivers were established to lessen administrative burdens and expand ways our health care system can care for an enormously increased number of patients.

Modifications to Health Information Privacy and Security Rules and reimbursement funds for expanded services that would have been unimaginable two months ago are in place and extremely helpful. But care must be taken to understand and document compliance with all these changes.

This webinar is designed to help you comply with temporary HIPAA changes as well as the HIPAA Rules that remain in full force and effect.

Why you should Attend: You should attend this webinar to learn how to address HIPAA compliance requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You will receive valuable handouts providing more detail and links to up to date resources that supplement information presented in the webinar.

Brush up on HIPAA Privacy Rules that remain in full force and effect and were designed for use and disclosure of PHI during Public Health Emergencies.

The webinar will include all modifications made up to the date it is presented.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • HIPAA Privacy Rule and Security Rule
    • Brief review of basic HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule requirements for Uses and Disclosures of Protected health Information (PHI) that remain in effect and apply in a public health emergency like the COVID-19 infectious disease outbreak to protect providers, first responders and patients
  • COVID-19 Telehealth Modification Resources
  • Up to date links to current resources and PDF Handouts
  • OCR Suspension of Telehealth-related HIPAA Enforcement
  • Medicare Telehealth Service Modifications
  • Substance Abuse Treatment - COVID-19 & Beyond
  • Best Practices for Special COVID-19 Modifications

Who Will Benefit: Health Care Covered Entities
  • Health Care Providers
    • Clinics
    • Hospitals
    • Health Care Practices of all types and sizes
    • Physical, Occupational and Behavioral Therapists
  • Health Plans
    • Group Health Plan Administrators
    • Third Party Group Health Plan Administrators
    • Health Plan Administrators
  • Personnel
    • Executive Management – all Covered Entities
    • Compliance Committee – Covered Entity Board of Trustees
    • Practice Managers – Covered Entities
    • Chief Compliance Officer – all Covered Entities
    • HIPAA Compliance Officials – Privacy and Security
    • Patient Engagement and Marketing Specialists
    • Patient Outreach Coordinators
    • Payment and Coding Managers
    • Covered Entity Owners and Senior Management
    • Compliance Committee – Physician, Practitioner-owned Covered Entities
    • Attorneys for Covered Entities – In-house and Outside Counsel
  • Vendors and Business Associates
    • Billing Companies
    • Collection Agencies
    • Practice Management Companies
    • Health Care Marketing Consultants
    • Health Care Compliance Consultants
    • Attorneys for Business Associates - In-house and Outside Counsel

    Speaker Profile
    Paul R. Hales, J.D. is widely recognized for his expert knowledge and ability to explain the HIPAA Rules clearly in plain language. Paul is an attorney licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and a graduate of Columbia University Law School with an international practice in HIPAA privacy and security. He is the author of all content in The HIPAA E-Tool®, an Internet-based, complete HIPAA compliance solution with separate editions for Covered Entities, Business Associates, Health Plans and Third Party Administrators.


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