This lesson will be addressing how law firms who work with protected health information 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 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 as it relates to patients’ ability to sue and the Federal governments audit process.
I will speak on specific experiences from over 17 years of working as an outsourced compliance auditor, expert witness on 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 risks to your firm by simply taking proactive steps and utilizing best practices.
REMEMBER: THESE DAYS THE TRIAL ATTORNEYS ARE MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!!
There are major changes to HIPAA set forth by the Federal government whereby patients can receive remedies for HIPAA violations and business associates (i.e. law firms) must now comply directly with HIPAA.
Omnibus has changed the HIPAA landscape for good!
State laws are now in place increasing liability for patient remedies!
THESE DAYS THE TRIAL ATTORNEYS ARE MORE DANGEROUS THAN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT!!
This once rarely enforced law has changed and you need to know what’s going on!
Protect your practice or business!
Why are the Feds enforcing after all these years?
We will be discussing some of the changes taking place in Washington with the Health and Human Services in regards to the enforcement of the HIPAA laws already on the books.
I will also thoroughly go through multiple litigated cases I have been a part of involving patients suing for HIPAA violations – THIS IS A MUST TO UNDERSTAND!!
Changes affecting law firms dealing with protected health information.
I will also be discussing factors might cause an unwanted visit or letter from the Office of Civil Rights and how to prepare for the audit and deal with the Feds.
• Updates for Omnibus
• Patients suing – how does this work
• Fines from HHS
• Audit process
• Real life audits and litigated cases
• New patient legal remedies and how to lower risks
• State laws and patient remedies
• Portable devices
• Emailing and texting
• Business associates and the increased burden
• Breach notification
• Risk factors for being sued or audited
• 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.