HIPAA Compliance for Attorneys and Law Firms

Duration 90 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW19C0374

  • Updates for Omnibus
  • Patients suing – how does this work
  • Fines from HHS
  • Audit process
  • 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 

Overview of the webinar

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 2016 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. Brian will speak on specific experiences from over 17 years of experience in 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 he will show you how to limit risks to your firm by simply taking proactive steps and utilizing best practices.

Who should attend?

  • Practice managers
  • MD's and other medical professionals
  • 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)

Why should you attend?

Brian 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. He will go over some of the new changes affecting law firms dealing with protected health information.He 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 How is your firm covered under HIPAA

  • Is your firm privy to protected health information
  • Do you understand the new burden placed on business associates under the Omnibus Rule
  • 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
  • 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

Faculty - Mr.Brian Tuttle

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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