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.
Why should you attend this webinar?
If your organization is the subject of an OCR breach investigation, you will be required to respond to a data request letter providing details about how the breach was caused, HIPAA training provided to the workforce, documentation for safeguarding patient Protected Health Information, and indicate how you addressed all required security safeguards. This starts with the understanding the fundamentals of a HIPAA and how you will be required to demonstrate your organization's compliance program.
This webinar will look at each step in the breach investigation process. This includes defining what a breach is, the penalty possibilities, and responding to the OCR Data Request Letter.
If your healthcare practice, business, or organization needs to understand how to be prepared for to deal with a breach and make sure your current safeguards are adequate and can withstand a government investigation, please join us for this informative and interactive course.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Defining HIPAA, HITECH and the Omnibus Rule
What is a HIPAA Data Breach?
How to Prepare for a Breach Investigation
HIPAA Enforcement - Case Examples
Understanding HIPAA penalties and settlements
Understanding the HIPAA Security and Privacy Rules
Understanding what a HIPAA Compliance Program is
How to Demonstrate Compliance
What HIPAA Policies and Procedures need to be in place
Who can Benefit:
HIPAA Privacy Officer
HIPAA Security Officer
Information Systems Manager
Chief Information Officer
Medical Billing Companies
Any Business Associates that accesses protected health information
Practice Management Consultants
IT Companies that support Medical/Dental practices or other healthcare organizations
Jay Hodes is Keynote Speaker at HIPAA Ijona - a unit of Ijona Services. He is a leading expert in HIPAA compliance and President of Colington Consulting. His company provides HIPAA consulting services for healthcare providers and business associates. Mr. Hodes has over 30 years of combined experience in risk assessments, site security evaluation, regulatory compliance, policy and procedures assessments, and Federal law enforcement management. He is the former Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Phone: +1 302-828-0033