HIPAA and Translating or Answering Services

Instructor: Brian Tuttle
Webinar Id: 800554

Duration: 90 Minutes

  • Recorded
  • Only for one participant ?
  • Price $179.

Overview:

We will be discussing some of the changes taking place in Washington with the Health and Human Services in regards to the enforcement of the HIPAA laws already on the books. I will go over some of the new changes affecting answering services as well as translating services. 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 I will cover the risk factors business associates now have under the new laws as it relates to patients ability to sue for wrongful disclosure and also the requirement for business associates to conduct their own risk assessments and have policies in place (Covered Entities are now required to request this from BA's)

Why should you attend:

  • What are the risk factors for business associates and groups/individuals who perform translating or answering services?
  • HIPAA NOW HAS TEETH! Be prepared! Protect your business!
  • What factors might spurn a HIPAA audit? …are you doing these things?
  • Why are the Feds enforcing after all these years?

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • HIPAA and Answering Services
  • HIPAA and Translator Services
  • Omnibus Rule
  • What to look out for as a business associate
  • Responsibility of business associates
  • Why is the Fed enforcing so strictly now
  • Risk Assessment - Importance
  • What are factors that can get you audited

Who Will Benefit:
  • Practice Managers
  • MD's and other Medical Professionals
  • Billing Companies
  • Transcription Companies
  • IT Companies
  • Answering Services
  • Home Health
  • Coders
  • Attorneys
  • Any business associates who work with Medical Practices or Hospitals

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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