There has been a trend towards higher settlements payments. There were 7 recent settlements over $1 million including $5.5 million, $3.9 million, and $2.75 million and 12 overall resolutions settlements. In 2017, there was continued HIPAA enforcement with a number of new settlements announced and the trend continues in 2018.
Roger Severino, the Director of OCR, has said “enforcement is a key aspect of HIPAA” and organizations must embrace a “new posture of preventive security.”
If your organization experiences a HIPAA breach, OCR will be conducting an investigation and requesting compliance policies and procedures, risk assessment reports and training records. Find out how to prepare. The presenter for this webinar has worked with organizations under investigation by OCR.
Attendees will leave the webinar clearly understanding of all the requirements that must be in place for HIPAA and how to demonstrate compliance if investigated.
If your healthcare practice, business, or organization needs to understand how to be prepared for an increase in HIPAA enforcement and make sure your current safeguards are adequate and can withstand a government investigation, please join us for this informative and interactive course.
- Understanding HIPAA, HITECH and the Omnibus Rule
- What are the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules?
- What is a HIPAA Risk Management Plan?
- What is meant by “Required” and “Addressable” Implementation Specifications?
- What are Administrative, Technical, and Physical Safeguards Requirements?
- What will OCR accept for a HIPAA Risk Assessment?
- How to document HIPAA training requirements
- How to prevent HIPAA data breaches from occurring
- What are the penalties and fines for non-compliance?
- How to Prepare for an OCR Investigation
- HIPAA Violation Case Examples
- Interactive Q&A Sesison
- HIPAA Privacy Officer
- HIPAA Security Officer
- Practice Managers
- Information Systems Manager
- Chief Information Officer
- General Counsel/lawyer
- Office Manager
- Medical Billing Companies
- Any Business Associates that accesses protected health information