HIPAA - Upcoming Changes HIPAA 2022

Course Description:

This webinar will be addressing major changes under the administration, new congressional mandates and any other applicable updates for 2022 and beyond along with changes relating to COVID19 and Information Blocking under the Cures Act (do’s and don’ts).

There are an enormous amount of issues and risks for covered entities and business associates these days – we will speak to the most common violations and fines – and how to best avoid fines and headaches.

More importantly I will show you how to limit those risks by simply taking proactive steps and utilizing best practices.

 

Why Should You Attend:

To explore what's new with HIPAA both from a regulation standpoint (new requirements) and an enforcement standpoint.

This once rarely enforced law has changed and you need to know what's going on! Protect your practice or business!

These day's trial attorney's pose a higher risk than the Federal government! What changes under the Biden administration and other congressional mandates can we expect?

What changes have occurred relating to COVID19 and HIPAA and will they be permanent?

What are the changes regarding the Cures Act and Information Blocking? State laws are now in place increasing liability for patient remedies! What factors might spurn a lawsuit or a HIPAA audit? …are you doing these things? Why are the Feds enforcing after all these years?

We will be discussing 2021 changes taking place in Washington with the Health and Human Services regarding the bipartisan backed enforcement of the HIPAA laws already on the books (as well as some detailed discussions on the audit process)

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Changes under OCR Director and congress
  • New Definition of protected health information.
  • Breach notification.
  • Paperwork that needs to be updated.
  • Risk factors.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

Session will cover what is most important to know in 2022

  • Incident response plans
  • PHI encryption
  • Business associate agreements
  • Mobile device security
  • Cloud security
  • HIPAA-compliant emails
  • Remote access
  • Vulnerability scanning
  • Penetration testing
  • Patient PHI access rights
  • HIPAA Safe Harbor – Cyber Security

Who Will Benefit:

  • Practice Managers
  • Any Business Associates who work with medical practices or hospitals (i.e. billing companies, transcription companies, IT companies, answering services, home health, coders, attorneys, etc)
  • MD's and other Medical Professionals

Topic Background:

The failure to comply with HIPAA regulations can result in substantial fines being issued – even if no breach of PHI occurs – while breaches can result in criminal charges and civil action lawsuits being filed. There are also procedures to follow with regards to reporting breaches of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and issuing HIPAA breach notifications to patients.


Ignorance of the HIPAA compliance requirements is not considered to be a justifiable defense against sanctions for HIPAA violations issued by the Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services (OCR). The OCR will issue fines for non-compliance with HIPAA regulations regardless of whether violations are inadvertent or result from willful neglect.

Our Speaker

Dr. Michael C Redmond

Dr. Michael C. Redmond, PhD, is a certified project manager, PMP, has two master certifications in business continuity/disaster recovery MBCP and FBCI and is certified in emergency management. She is active in cyber security and holds multiple ISO certifications (ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management, ISO/IEC 27032 Lead Cyber Security Manger, ISO/IEC 27035 Security Incident Response, ISO/IEC 22301 Business Continuity Management Systems, ISO/IEC 21500 Project Management, and ISO/IEC 41001 Environmental Management). She is an international consultant, speaker and published author. Her past experience includes 13 years as a senior manager with Deloitte, KPMG and Chubb in the areas of: compliance, crisis management, business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency management, internal audit/ gap analysis. She was a business continuity/disaster recovery manager with the Bank of New York. She consults for clients in diverse industries such as banking, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, hospitals, government agencies, colleges and universities, law firms, and media. Dr. Redmond spent 4 years on active duty with the army and 18 1/2 years as National Guard and Reserve before retiring as a major. She is a graduate of Command & General Staff College (Fort Leavenworth), attended civil affairs courses at the US Army JFK School of Special Warfare and is Hazmat trained and DOD certified. The White House honored Dr. Redmond at a luncheon as one of the Top Women in Her Field of Business Continuity.

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