This webinar will discuss the significant changes to the HIPAA rules for business associates, the new challenges for HIPAA covered entities and business associates, and new risks for non-compliance and penalties. All kinds of covered entities, and now, business associates of covered entities as well, need to review their HIPAA compliance, policies, and procedures to see of they are prepared to meet the challenges of compliance today.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
The regulations will be reviewed and their effects on usual practices for Business Associates and their relationships with covered entities will be discussed.
We will describe the kinds of entities that qualify as Business Associates and why it is important to carefully consider the designation before using it.
We will examine other types of HIPAA entities, such as Hybrid entities, Affiliated Covered Entities, and Organized Health Care Arrangements, how they relate to Business Associates, and when Business Associate Agreements may be required among the various entities.
We will explain what a Business Associate needs to do under the regulations, provide a policy framework for information security, and show what policies need to be in place.
We will describe the required and recommended elements of a Business Associate Agreement, including identifying the template language provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services and its role in the process.
Who Will Benefit:
This webinar will provide valuable assistance to all personnel in medical offices, practice groups, hospitals, academic medical centers, insurers, business associates (shredding, data storage, systems vendors, billing services, etc.). The titles are:
Information Systems Manager