Business Associates - 5 Top HIPAA Compliance Priorities

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW15C6049

Areas covered include:
Management responsibility
Guide to Risk Analysis – Risk Management
Security Rule and Privacy Rule are interconnected – Policies Required for both
How to deal with Potential Breaches
Understand the Business Associate Agreement (BAA) and the Subcontractor BAA

Overview of the webinar

This webinar for HIPAA business associates will cover HIPAA law that applies to business associates and the top HIPAA compliance priorities, broken into 5 steps needed for full HIPAA compliance:
The HIPAA Compliance Official
Who's in charge? – All HIPAA compliance responsibility rests squarely with top management. But authority to develop and implement a HIPAA compliance program is delegated to one or more business associate HIPAA compliance official(s). They must do more than just develop and implement security rule policies and procedures. Business associate HIPAA compliance official's duties are a roadmap to develop, implement and maintain a business associate's HIPAA compliance program.
Risk analysis and risk management – the basis of HIPAA compliance broken down into its 3 basic parts and explained step-by-step.
Understand and implement the interconnected business associate security rule and privacy rule compliance responsibilities with appropriate policies and procedures.
Learn how to investigate, assess and document potential breaches and if necessary, make notifications required by the breach notification rule.
Understand business associate agreements with a covered entity and a subcontractor business associate. Write your own business associate agreement, recognize red flags, and avoid making your subcontractor business associate your agent under the federal common law of agency by mistake.

Who should attend?

Business Associates of all types – for example:
Medical Billing and Coding companies
IT Vendors
Electronic Health Record Providers
EHR Consultants
Practice Management Firms 
CPA and Law Firms
Third Party Administrators – usually Insurance Brokers
Health Care Web Site Builders
Vendors of Healthcare Text Message and Email Communication Products like Appointment Reminders


Why should you attend?

HIPAA law applies to business associates in healthcare – BAs are organizations that create, receive, maintain or transmit Protected Health Information (PHI) – on behalf of a covered entity or to provide a service or function involving PHI for a covered Entity – and are directly liable for compliance with HIPAA law protecting the privacy and security of PHI. 
If you are a business associate you must know exactly what you have to do to comply with HIPAA. But you have two hurdles. 
First, your HIPAA responsibilities are new so you don't have the HIPAA compliance background and experience of your customers – Covered Entities. 
Second, you are liable for compliance with the entire HIPAA security rule – and parts of the HIPAA privacy and breach notification rules. But at first, second and third glance it is difficult to find your privacy and breach notification rule obligations and no one is in charge! HIPAA only directs you to identify a security official to develop and implement security rule policies and procedures. It gives you no direction at all about developing your privacy and breach notification rule compliance program.
This session will explain business associate HIPAA compliance responsibilities in 5 steps.
There is a secret to business associate HIPAA compliance. The secret is – HIPAA rules are easy to follow, step-by-step – when you know the steps.

Faculty - Mr.Paul R. Hales

Paul R. Hales, J.D. is widely recognized for his ability to explain the HIPAA Rules clearly in plain language. Paul is an attorney licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and a graduate of Columbia University Law School with an international practice in HIPAA privacy and security. He is the author of all content in The HIPAA E-Tool®, an Internet-based, complete HIPAA compliance solution with separate editions for Covered Entities, Business Associates, Health Plans and Third Party Administrators.


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