2018 HIPAA Changes and Beyond

Product Id IQW15C6097
Speaker Brian Tuttle
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Duration 90 Mins
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This lesson will be addressing how practice/business managers (or compliance offers) need to get their HIPAA house in order as HIPAA is now fully enforced and the government is not using kid gloves any more.  
It will also address major changes under the Omnibus Rule, trump administration and any other applicable updates for 2018 and beyond.   
There are an enormous amount of issues and risks for covered entities and business associates these days.   
I will speak on specific experiences from over 18 years of experience in working as an outsourced compliance auditor, expert witness on multiple HIPAA cases and thoroughly explain how patients are now able to get cash remedies for wrongful disclosures of private health information.   
More importantly I will show you how to limit those risks by simply taking proactive steps and utilizing best practices.
Omnibus has changed the HIPAA landscape for good!
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 Trump administration can we expect?
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 2018 changes taking place in Washington with the Health and Human Services in regards to the enforcement of the HIPAA laws already on the books as well as some detailed discussions on the audit process and some current events regarding HIPAA cases (both in courtrooms and from live audits)
• Updates for 2018
• Fines
• Portable devices
• New Definition of protected health information 
• Real life audits and litigated cases
• Business associates and the increased burden
• Breach notification
• Paperwork that needs to be updated
• Risk factors
• 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
 

Brian L Tuttle, CPHIT, CHP, CBRA, Net+, A+, CCNA, MCP is a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA) with over 15 years’ experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting. Mr. Tuttle has worked all of those 15 years with MAG Mutual Healthcare Solutions and is now Senior Compliance Consultant and IT Manager with InGauge Healthcare Solutions (previously named MAG Mutual Healthcare Solutions). Almost all of Brian’s clients are earned by referral with little or no advertising. Brian is well known and highly regarded in medical circles throughout the United States.

Mr. Tuttle vast experience in health IT systems (i.e. practice management/EMR systems, imaging, transcription, medical messaging, etc.) as well as over 17 years’ experience in standard Health IT with multiple certifications and hands-on knowledge, Brian serves as compliance consultant and has conducted onsite risk assessments  for over 500 medical practices, hospitals and business associates throughout the United States.

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