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 600 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 demonstrate from real life audits conducted by the Federal government what your highest risks are for being fined (some of the risk factors may surprise you). In addition this course will cover the highest risk factors for being sued for wrongful disclosures of PHI and the manner in which patients are now using state laws to sue for wrongful disclosures.
States are being encouraged by the Federal government to implement new laws to remedy their citizens.
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 new risks business associates face under HIPAA. 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
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