HIPAA and COVID19 - Do's and Don'ts

MentorHealth
Date: Thursday November 12, 2020
Time:

10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST

Duration: 90 Minutes
Instructor: Brian Tuttle
Webinar Id: 802167
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Overview:

This webinar will be addressing how practice/business managers (or compliance offers) need to get the facts straight on how to navigate through these troubled waters and yet maintain compliance with HIPAA and ensure a patient's federal Civil Rights are upheld.

The primary goal is to ensure everyone is well educated on what is myth and what is reality with HIPAA and COVID19, there is so much misleading information regarding the do's and don'ts relating to HIPAA and COVID19 - I want to add clarity for compliance officers and practice managers and what you need to do and how to best implement these changes based on over 20 years of personal experience working with Federal auditors, state auditors litigation, and corporate auditors.

I will address multiple FAQ's relating to:

  • Information Security Risks
  • Permitted disclosures during a pandemic
  • What to disclose to others who may have been in contact with an infected patient
  • How to work remotely and stay compliant with HIPAA

Why you should Attend: Join me in this in depth 90-minute webinar where we will get into the nitty-gritty about the roles and responsibilities of a HIPAA Compliance Officer and Practice Managers as it relates to outbreak of COVID19 and how we must still comply with HIPAA.

The United States Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued new COVID-19 guidance on various aspects of its jurisdiction under both HIPAA and the federal civil rights laws.

How do we balance patient privacy during a pandemic?

How do we respond to news media on cases we are treating?

Are there compliance risks in what we should be addressing in our response and what type of disclosures are we permitted to make?

What disclosures can we make to those who may have been in contact with an afflicted patient?

What are the best tactics for having staff members work from home (telemedicine or teleworking) and how do we ensure compliance in an ad-hoc remote setup?

Are staff adequately trained on the nuances of teleworking using their personal devices?

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Federal HIPAA obligations and how a pandemic applies
  • Working from home in a compliant manner
  • New definition of what constitutes protected health information
  • Cybersecurity concerns (heightened due to outbreak)
  • BYOD (use of personal devices)
  • Acceptable disclosures during a pandemic per HIPAA
  • Updates from OCR relating to the outbreak and HIPAA rights

Who Will Benefit:
  • Practice Managers
  • 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)
  • MD's and Other Medical Professionals

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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