Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Audits - Recorded Webinar

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Webinar Duration: 60 minutes

RECORDED: Access recorded version only for one participant; unlimited viewing for 6 months (Access information will be emailed 24 hours after the completion of payment)

SPEAKER: Phil Larson

Learn more about Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Audits. In 2012, HHS rolled out a new audit program targeting covered entities, including group health plans for HIPAA compliance audits.

The second round of audits is about to begin in the fall of 2013. These audits focus on the national standards for the privacy of protected health information, the security of electronic protected health information, and breach notification requirements to consumers under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH). This session will describe what you can expect if your health plan is selected for an HHS audit, and what you can learn from the audits, whether or not your program is ever selected. It will include real-world stories from a group health plan that has actually been through a HIPAA audit.

Areas Covered in the Session:
- An understanding of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) audit program for HIPAA privacy, security and the Health information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act
- Key terms, enforcement authority, and procedures under the new audit program
- Who can be audited, the stages of an audit, and the audit protocols
- "Lessons Learned" from a real life audit

Who Will Benefit:
- HIPAA Business Associates
- Chief Information Officer
- Health Information Manager
- Office Manager
- Healthcare Council

Educational Objectives(S)
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the new ramifications of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Audits.

CME Credit Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of CFMC and MentorHealth. CFMC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CFMC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Healthcare Professionals Credit Statement
This educational activity has been planned and implemented following the administrative and educational design criteria required for certification of health care professions continuing education credits. Registrants attending this activity may submit their certificate along with a copy of the course content to their professional organizations or state licensing agencies for recognition for 1 hour.

Disclosure Statement
It is the policy of CFMC and MentorHealth that the faculty discloses real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of the educational activity. All members of the faculty and planning team have nothing to disclose nor do they have any vested interests or affiliations

Obtaining Certificate of Credit

Colorado Foundation for Medical Care (CFMC) hosts an online activity evaluation system, certificate and outcomes measurement process. Following the activity, you must link to CFMC's online site (link below) to complete the evaluation form in order to receive your certificate of credit. Once the evaluation form is complete and submitted, you will be automatically sent a copy of your certificate via email. Please note, participants must attend the entire activity to receive all types of credit. Continuing Education evaluation and request for certificates will be accepted up to 60 days post activity date. CFMC will keep a record of attendance on file for 6 years.

Phil Larson practices as a health, welfare and fringe benefits attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. As a recognized expert on health care and employee wellness topics, Phil is a sought-after speaker for organizations and a frequent presenter at the Advanced Employee Benefits Seminar for the State Bar Association.

Phil served as a senior in-house attorney for a major international corporation for more than 17 years before forming his own law firm Kinney and Larson LLP. He has also been an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School. Mr. Larson practices exclusively in benefits law including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), HIPAA privacy and security, wellness, consumer health programs, and general plan compliance. He has experience with regulatory and contract issues ranging from a million dollars up to a billion dollars. His firm works with employers, health plans, providers, government organizations, third party administrators, financial institutions and entrepreneurs.

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