Business and Associate HIPAA Privacy and Security

Duration: 60 Minutes
Instructor: Kelly McLendon
Webinar Id: 800406


One Attendee


HIPAA has undergone rule changes and increased enforcement, but many Business Associates (BA) and their Subcontractors, are unaware of and not in compliance with the vastly increased HIPAA privacy and security rules required for compliance. The marketplace is adapting to these rule changes by Covered Entities (CE) requiring their BAs to provide proof that they are compliant. This presentation will educate the attendees, from both Business Associates and the Covered Entities perspectives on the requirements of HIPAA and what documentation must be in place to comfortably enter Business Associate Agreements (BAA).

Why should you attend: HIPAA and other forms of privacy and security investigations, enforcement and audits are at an all-time high. So are the requirements that BAs provide documentation that their compliance programs meet the HIPAA requirements.

Being proactive by having a robust privacy and security compliance program will reduce risks of not being able to pursue healthcare related opportunities, but also will reduce the penalties, lawsuits and other unwanted effects from violations of privacy and security of the protected health information that a BA manages for a CE. This presentation thoroughly defines areas of risk for privacy, security and breach and offers recommendations for how to best address them in order to reduce the liabilities.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Increasing Risks for Privacy and Security Non-compliance
  • Business Associate Rules Have Changed
  • Examining a BAA
  • Requirements of a BA Compliance Program
  • HIPAA Compliance Program Required Documentation
  • Actions BAs Take to Reduce Liabilities & Risks

Who Will Benefit:
  • Business Associate and Covered Entity Managers
  • Privacy Office
  • Security Officer
  • Office Manager
  • Practice Manager
  • HIM Director
  • Compliance Officer
  • Privacy Staff
  • Security Staff
  • CIO
  • IT Director, IT Manager and IT staff

Speaker Profile
Kelly McLendon RHIA, CHPS (credentialed in medical records management and healthcare privacy and security) has been involved in HIM since the beginning and his 36-year career spans nearly the entire realm of HIM. His expert knowledge comes from working on many sides of HIM, including management, vendor and consultant roles. Throughout his career, he has worked with both AHIMA and FHIMA (Florida) in various positions ranging from FHIMA Director to the Chair of numerous committees and workgroups. These include serving as an expert for AHIMA on Legal Health Records, Meaningful Use and the Privacy and Security Practice Council. Kelly’s accolades include a Triumph Visionary award and two Literary Awards from AHIMA, the Distinguished Member and Literary Awards for FHIMA.

Kelly is a nationally sought after speaker, performing dozens of engagements annually on a wide range of subjects including privacy, security, legal health records, meaningful use, CDI and the ICD-10 coding transition.

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