Omnibus (Mega) Rule Changes to HIPAA & the HITECH Act and What They Mean to Covered Entities and Business Associates

Instructor: Jonathan P. Tomes
Webinar Id: 800176

Duration: 90 Minutes

  • Recorded
  • Only for one participant ?
  • Price $225.

Overview:

The Omnibus Rule finalizes the modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, and enforcement rules to implement many of the privacy, security, and enforcement provisions of the HITECH Act and to make other changes to the Rules, modifies the breach notification rule, and finalizes the modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to strengthen privacy protections for genetic information.

Generally speaking, covered entities and business associates will have until September 23, 2013, to comply with these new provisions. This 60-minute webinar gives you an excellent overview of the new rule changes. Learn what actions to take now to achieve HIPAA compliance with the new Omnibus Rule, to pass an audit or an investigation, and to avoid civil money penalties and criminal convictions.

Why should you attend: Have you read the 563-page Omnibus (Mega) Rule? No? Do you have any idea what you need to do now to comply with it? Do you know what could happen to you if you are not in compliance with HIPAA and the Omnibus Rule changes? (Hint: The answer could involve as much as millions of dollars and a free trip to Leavenworth.) Do you know about the changes in HIPAA enforcement that it requires? Can you explain the changes to the breach notification rule?

Do you know whether you are responsible for the breaches involving protected health information (“PHI”) of your business associates or your downstream business associates? Do you have new and/or revised business associate agreements in place that reflect the Omnibus Rule changes? Do you know whether your marketing efforts comply with HIPAA and the new Omnibus Rule changes? Have you updated your Risk Analysis and developed and implemented a compliance plan based on that Risk Analysis to reflect the new Omnibus Rule changes? Could you and your organization pass an audit or an investigation right now, or at least by the compliance date of September 23, 2013, that included the Omnibus Rule changes?

Areas Covered In the Session:

  • Overview of the Omnibus (Mega) Rule changes.
  • Changes in HIPAA enforcement.
    Changes to the breach notification rule.
  • Changes in the Business Associate relationship.
  • Changes in regards to marketing.
  • Compliance plan.

Who will benefit:
  • HIPAA Compliance Officers
  • HIPAA Security Officers
  • HIPAA Privacy Officers
  • CFOs, CEOs, COOs, CIOs
  • Human Resources Directors
  • Business Office Managers
  • Administrators
  • Medical Records Personnel
  • Health Information Management Professionals
  • Health Care Attorneys
  • Patient Accounts Managers
  • Billing Services
  • Physicians, Dentists

Educational Objectives(S)
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the Omnibus Rule modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule and how to comply with them.

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 Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC) and MentorHealth. CFMC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Colorado Foundation for Medical Care 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 Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (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.

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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
Jonathan P. Tomes , J.D., is a health care attorney and partner in the law firm of TOMES & DVORAK, CHARTERED. He has written more than 50 books, including The Compliance Guide to HIPAA and the DHHS Regulations, and dozens of articles in the area of HIPAA compliance.

He has been an expert witness in litigation involving health information compliance issues and is the President of EMR Legal, Inc., a national HIPAA consulting firm. His knowledge of the law and of the practical aspects of setting up a security system provides a rare opportunity for compliance officers and medical records veterans and novices alike. Mr. Tomes has presented seminars nationally for 20 years.


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