HIPAA: 2013 AND 2014 AND What To Expect

Duration: 60 Minutes
Instructor: Tom Dumez
Webinar Id: 800204


One Attendee


The recent release of the Omnibus Final Rule has changed the game again when it comes to certain provisions of HIPAA. This impacts all covered entities and business associates. We will dissect these changes one by one in an effort to provide you a clearer understanding of what they actually mean, why they were added, and what you can do to mitigate the risks associated with a breach.

Some of the items that I will discuss are: definition of a breach and what was recently added to it; BAA's and what is now required to be contained in them; the tougher enforcement standards contained within the Omnibus Rule; the importance of performing risk assessments (not just 1, but many!); and much more. We will explore the recent changes contained in the Omnibus Rule, and how those changes will impact you. We will also look ahead and learn what 2014 will bring in the Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, HITECH, and more.

Why should you attend: If you are uncertain about how the recent Omnibus Rule changes impact your organization, if you might even be afraid of any changes to the existing HIPAA laws because the older laws were hard enough to comply with, or have doubts regarding whether or not your organization is even compliant before these rules were released, then this webinar is for you. We will discuss the impact that the Omnibus Rule has had on covered entities (CE) and business associates (BA). We will also address the fears that most organizations have when it comes to any matter that is HIPAA related. People tell me all the time that they are so tired of hearing about HIPAA that they just wish it would go away. Well, it's not going anywhere and it is likely to get worse until the number of breaches involving PHI are drastically reduced.

In spite of the legislation, these breaches still happen on a regular basis, and by organizations just like yours. In a recent study conducted by the Ponemon Institute, 94% of all healthcare organizations surveyed admitted to a breach in the previous. 45% admitted to more than 1, and 90% said that they anticipate more breaches happening in the coming year. Are you kidding me? And yet, they want HIPAA to go away? This just shows that these laws are simply not enough. Proper and effective employee training is the key-the right people need the right training. Those 'right' people are the people that handle the PHI, not the departmental supervisors. We will address most of these topics in this series of webinars. If all healthcare organizations had the "great training" programs that they all claim to have, then why do breaches of PHI continue to happen at these places?

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Introduction to HIPAA
  • Omnibus Final Rule
  • Identity theft & breaches
  • Ways to lower risks
  • 2014 and what lies ahead

Who Will Benefit:
  • CISO
  • Compliance Director
  • CEO / CFO
  • Privacy Officer
  • Security Officer
  • Information Systems Manager
  • HIPAA Officer
  • Chief Information Officer
  • Health Information Manager
  • Healthcare Counsel/lawyer
  • Office Manager
  • Contracts Manager

Educational Objectives(S)
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the changes to the Omnibus Final Rule, what they mean, why they were added and how to mitigate the risks associated with a breach.

CME Credit Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of CFMC and MentorHealth. CFMC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CFMC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals Credit Statement
This educational activity has been planned and implemented following the administrative and educational design criteria required for certification of health care professions continuing education credits. Registrants attending this activity may submit their certificate along with a copy of the course content to their professional organizations or state licensing agencies for recognition for 1 hour.

Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of CFMC and MentorHealth that the faculty discloses real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of the educational activity. All members of the faculty and planning team have nothing to disclose nor do they have any vested interests or affiliations

Obtaining Certificate of Credit

Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC) hosts an online activity evaluation system, certificate and outcomes measurement process. Following the activity, you must link to CFMC's online site (link below) to complete the evaluation form in order to receive your certificate of credit. Once the evaluation form is complete and submitted, you will be automatically sent a copy of your certificate via email. Please note, participants must attend the entire activity to receive all types of credit. Continuing Education evaluation and request for certificates will be accepted up to 60 days post activity date. CFMC will keep a record of attendance on file for 6 years.

Speaker Profile
Tom Dumez has more than 13 years of records management experience. He started Prime Compliance earlier in 2013 in an effort to provide a ‘real world’ employee HIPAA training program to both business associates and covered entities. Tom has spoken at many conferences, educational workshops, and seminars across the US, London, and Guam.

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