HIPAA and the Business Associate

Instructor: Brian Tuttle
Webinar Id: 800909

Duration: 90 Minutes

  • Recorded
  • Only for one participant ?
  • Price $179.
  • Corporate Recorded
  • Any number of participants ?
  • Price $379.

Overview:

The objectives of this course will be to go over the specific risks associated with business associates as it relates to HIPAA compliance.

I will uncover myths versus reality as it relates to this very enigmatic law based on over 1000 risk assessments performed as well as years of experience in dealing directly with the Office of Civil Rights HIPAA auditors. Times have changed and unfortunately many businesses are losing clients or unable to get new clients due to problems with their compliance program or lack of a compliance program. I will explain real life scenarios as well as best practices and excellent resources you can use to get your house in order before it’s too late.

I will speak on specific experiences from over 17 years in working as an outsourced compliance auditor, expert witness on multiple HIPAA cases, and thoroughly explain how patients are now able to get cash remedies for wrongful disclosures of private health information and how this ALSO applies to business associates. More importantly I will show you how to limit those risks by simply taking proactive steps and utilizing best practices.

Why Should you attend:Protect your business! Business associates are now required to comply directly with the HIPAA legislation! Many businesses are losing clients or unable to get clients because of compliance issues.

We will be discussing the changes taking place in Washington, DC with the Health and Human Services in relating to business associates and the importance of getting in front of this law rather than waiting until it’s too late I will also be discussing factors might cause an unwanted visit or letter from the Office of Civil Rights and how to prepare for the audit and deal with the Feds - In addition, we will discuss the dangers and liability under HIPAA for being sued! These day’s trial attorney’s pose a higher risk than the Federal government!

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Updates for 2017
  • What to do if a client requires more than just a signed business associate agreement
  • Fines
  • Policy and Procedure
  • Portable devices
  • NIST Risk assessment
  • Breach notification
  • Paperwork that needs to be updated
  • Risk factors

Who Will Benefit:
  • Any business associates who work with medical practices or hospitals (i.e. billing companies, transcription companies, IT companies, answering services, home health, coders, attorneys, etc)

Speaker Profile
Brian L Tuttle, CPHIT, CHP, CBRA, Net+, A+, CCNA, MCP is a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified HIPAA Administrator (CHA), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 18 years' experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting. With vast experience in health IT systems (i.e. practice management, EHR systems, imaging, transcription, medical messaging, etc.) as well as over 18 years’ experience in standard Health IT with multiple certifications and hands-on knowledge, Brian serves as compliance consultant and has conducted onsite and remote risk assessments for over 1000 medical practices, hospitals, health departments, insurance plans, and business associates throughout the United States.

In addition, Mr Tuttle has served in multiple litigated court cases serving as an expert witness offering input related to best practices and requirements for securing and providing patient access to protected health information. Mr. Tuttle has also worked directly with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) both in defending covered entities and business associates as well as being asked by the Federal government to audit covered entities and business associates on behalf of the OCR. Almost all of Brian’s clients are earned by referral with little or no advertising.

Brian is well known and highly regarded in medical circles throughout the United States for his quality work and down home southern charm Mr Tuttle has a Master's Degree in Health Sciences from Georgia State University and works nationally out of Kennesaw, GA


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