Even with HIPAA having been in effect for approximately 20 years, covered entities still have trouble with the complicated disclosure rules under its Privacy Rule. And one can face serious consequences for not making a proper disclosure, like the $4.3 million a leading Healthcare firm suffered or the federal prosecution a psychologist faced more making an improper disclosure. And failure to make a proper disclosure can be life-threatening.
The 90-minute webinar on "HIPAA Privacy Rule Disclosure Misconceptions 2018 and 2019 HIPAA Update: Rule changes, New risks, and the Internet of Things" will focus on the main problem disclosures:
Each of these categories has specific criteria that must be met before making the disclosure. The webinar will explain those criteria in understandable words and provide a methodology for deciding whether a particular disclosure is proper.
Why should you Attend?
Some HIPAA issues arise infrequently or not at all. For example, if you do not conduct research, you don’t have to worry about what disclosures one can make of research data. Others, however, arise often, perhaps daily in large organizations, such as giving patients copies of their charts, giving family members access to Protected Health Information (PHI), dealing with the Press, and others. And most of the time one will not have the time to do a lot of research as to whether the disclosure is permissible or get a legal opinion.
All key personnel should at least be familiar enough with the possible grounds for disclosure to recognize, “Oh, this person claims to be a family member, but I don’t know him. Do I have to verify his identity? Can I give him access to the chart?” Having disclosure policies and worksheets, like the samples provided, are an absolute necessity to avoid a sanction for breach of confidentiality or for failure to disclose that results in harm. Attendees will not only become familiar with the grounds for disclosure but also learn a methodology for making the disclosure to protect themselves, the facility, and the patient/client.
Understanding the criteria for the problematic disclosures covered in the webinar is key for providers and other covered entities to function safely, effectively, and legally. One never knows when one of these situations may arise. The 90-minute webinar on "HIPAA Privacy Rule Disclosure Misconceptions 2018 and 2019 HIPAA Update: Rule changes, New risks, and the Internet of Things" will answer questions like what do you do when:
Attendees will be provided a sample disclosure to law enforcement policy, a sample worksheet to determine whether a situation can or must be reported as being a serious and imminent threat, and a sanitized (to protect client confidentiality) and successful legal opinion provided to an Office for Civil Rights investigation demonstrating that a disclosure was not improper.
Who will benefit?
This webcast will be of a valuable assistance to the below audience.
HIPAA Privacy Officer, HIPAA Privacy Officer Training, HIPAA Privacy Officer Course, HIPAA and HITECH expectations, Protected Health Information, PHI, HIPAA Training, HIPAA 2019 Changes, HIPAA 2019 updates, HIPAA Changes, HIPAA Security, HIPAA Audit, Omnibus Rule, HIPAA 2019 Law, HIPAA cases, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Health and Human Services, Health Care, New HIPAA Rules, HIPAA Business Associate, HIPAA Violations and Fines, HIPAA Best Practices
Jonathan P. Tomes 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 handling security incidents to avoid liability provide a rare opportunity for compliance officers and medical records veterans and novices alike. Mr. Tomes has presented seminars nationally for more than 20
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