HIPAA's New Proposed Rule
AUDIO CONFERENCE ON CD OR ON-DEMANDSponsored by Briefings on HIPAA
Presented on Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The Office for Civil Rights has issued a proposed rule that contains significant changes to the privacy and security regulations. Covered entities must prepare for changes to the notice of privacy practices (NPP) and expanded patient rights to review their records and restrict access to them.
It’s also more important than ever for business associates to be in compliance as they can now be held directly financially responsible for breaches. This proposed rule requires business associates to ensure their subcontractors are in compliance as well. Additionally, covered entities are now more liable for ensuring their business associates comply with HIPAA.
During this 90-minute audio conference, our speakers will identify the key proposed changes and tell you how to prepare for the final rule.
At the end of the audio conference you will be able to:
- Describe the covered entities’ responsibilities related to business associates
- Identify actions business associates have to take with subcontractors
- Explain the business associates’ increased responsibilities
- Explain the business associates’ increased risk
- Define electronic media according to the new HIPAA proposed regulation
- Analysis of proposed HIPAA regulations
- Expansion of business associate requirements
- New expanded definition of business associates
- Standards to determine willful neglect
- Protected Health Information (PHI) added to standard
- New definition of “Electronic Media”
- Changes to Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP)
- Marketing and fundraising changes
- New patient rights to request restrictions on uses and disclosures
- Covered entities’ new responsibilities
- Revise business associate agreements to reflect changes
- Take inventory on business associates’ subcontractors
- Actively ensure business associate compliance activities
- Business associates’ new responsibilities
- Required contract with subcontractors
- Breach notification plan with subcontractors
- Methods to ensure HIPAA security and privacy compliance among subcontractors
- Enforcement hotspots
- BAs now directly financially liable for breaches
- Increased penalties
- State attorneys general coming on strong (Healthnet settlement)
Jeffery P. Drummond is a partner with Jackson Walker in Dallas where he practices health law regarding healthcare regulation and corporate transactions. He writes the original HIPAA Blog at www.hipaablog.blogspot.com. He is a frequent writer and speaker on medical record privacy and security issues, HIPAA, and the FTC Red Flags Rule, and advises clients regarding compliance with those laws and regulations.
Rebecca Herold, CIPP, CISSP, CISM, CISM, FLMI, “The Privacy Professor,”® has more than two decades of information security, privacy and compliance and teaching experience. She’s been named as a Computerworld “Best Privacy Advisor” multiple times, and has created a wide range of information security, privacy, compliance and education tools, products and services, including her Compliance Helper service, online training webcasts, and Protecting Information, a quarterly employee awareness publication.
BONUS MATERIAL INCLUDED IN YOUR MATERIAL PACKET
In addition to the expertise and advice presented during this audio conference, you'll also receive a slide presentation of the program materials and valuable takeaways, which you can use at your facility, including:
- Sample business associate contract language
- Business associate project plan for privacy and security programs
These materials will be provided prior to the program date via e-mail with PDF links. Please download the PDF files before the day of the program.
WHO SHOULD LISTEN?Privacy officers, compliance officers, security officers, health IT officers, business associates, HIM and medical records directors, and CIOs.
AUDIO ON-DEMANDIn addition to the regular participation options for HCPro audio conferences—live, CD, or combination packages—we are pleased to offer an audio on-demand, which allows you to download the program and play it back at your convenience through your computer or MP3 player. Purchase an CD or audio on-demand or CD of the program and listen when you can. It's also a perfect training tool for new staff or as a refresher for veteran staff.
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