3-Hour Virtual Seminar – Reporting HIPAA Breaches: Protection and Prevention

Training Options Duration: 3 Hours
Monday, October 22, 2018 | 09:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM EDT

Overview: Everyone in the healthcare industry knows about HIPAA (the Health Insurance

Portability and Accountability Act), that has been in effect since 1996. The goal of the

legislation was fairly simple – to safeguard our patient health information.

The law dictated to entities how to protect health information (PHI), how it can be shared,

when it can be shared, and with whom it can be shared.

To date, even the best of healthcare organizations struggle with feeling confident that they

have all the required areas covered to protect and prevent HIPAA violations from occurring in

their organization. It is well documented that by initiating proper training and implementing

effective monitoring tools, HIPAA violations can be reduced or more readily identified in the

workplace. Often there is not clear communication to employees about “what constitutes a HIPAA

breach” and how can this be reported in your organization without “fear of retaliation.”

According to a 2014 writing in HealthWorks Collective, a full 50% of persons polled rated

training and educating staff as their biggest hurdle to HIPAA compliance. In most cases, the

complaints surround a lack of qualified staff to perform the training, or a general lack of

time in which the training can be completed.

The biggest challenges organizations face coast-to-coast are:

A lack of effective raining
Little or no monitoring tools or follow-up
Issues with technology support

Remember, in cases of noncompliance where the covered entity does not satisfactorily resolve

the matter, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) may decide to impose civil money penalties (CMPs) on

the covered entity. CMPs for HIPAA violations are determined based on a tiered civil penalty

structure. This can be very costly to organizations as well as damaging to the business

reputation if effective safeguards are not put in place.

In this three (3) hour webinar conference you will take away valuable information that will

assist you in “creating and maintaining a “culture of compliance” that will train and support

your employees in respecting their patient privacy information.

Why should you Attend: A breach is, generally, an impermissible use or disclosure under the

Privacy Rule that compromises the security or privacy of the protected health information.

According to HHS.gov, failure to comply with HIPAA can also result in civil and criminal

penalties. If a complaint describes an action that could be a violation of the criminal

provision of HIPAA, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) may refer the complaint to the Department of

Justice (DOJ) for investigation.

Administrative Simplification Regulations, face a fine of up to $50,000, as well as

imprisonment up to 1 year. Offenses committed under false pretenses allow penalties to be

increased to a $100,000 fine, with up to 5 years in prison.

Areas Covered in the Session:
Definition of “breach”
Is your HIPAA breach reportable?
The three exceptions to the definition of “breach”
Who can be held liable
Unsecured Protected Health Information and Guidance
Breech notification requirements by covered entities
Breach notification by business associate
Four different categories and penalties
The tiers for Criminal HIPAA penalties
HIPAA violations and exclusions from Medicare
Review of HIPAA breach cases
How to report a HIPAA violation
Solutions for Safeguarding your HIPAA – “going forward”

Who Will Benefit:
Medical Practice Employees

Speaker Profile
Pam Joslin MM, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CMCO, CEMA, CMCA-E/M. she has more than 20 years of medical

practice management, billing and coding, auditing and compliance experience. She is an engaging

presenter via webinar, classroom, and conference on every topic that may impact each step in

the life of the revenue cycle of every practice. She has managed in medical practices ranging

from single to multi-specialty groups, including ASC. She is an advocate of process improvement

and maximizing and empowering employees to bring about the “best practice” results for your


She received her Master’s in Management from University of Phoenix. Pam maintains memberships

in professional organizations to support her continuing cycle of learning in the ever-changing

healthcare industry.

Price – $299

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Event Details

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Maurice Gilbert

Maurice Gilbert founded Corporate Compliance Insights in December 2008 to further the discussion and professional knowledge exchange of important, forward-thinking corporate governance, risk and compliance topics.

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