OCR Compliance Plus - Step-by-Step HIPAA Risk Analysis & Risk Management

Schedule Friday, August 20, 2021 || 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Duration 90 Mins
Level Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW21H0853

  • How administrative staff of Covered Entities and Business Associates of any size can complete a HIPAA RA-RM efficiently every year with step-by-step guidance even if they have never done one before
  • OCR Guidance – How to do Risk Analysis & Risk Management
    1.HIPAA Risk Analysis and Risk Management
    2.NIST HIPAA RA-RM Procedures & NIST Risk Management Framework
  • HIPAA RA-RM in 3 Acts
    1.Act 1 – Setup – Risk Analysis Assemble Information – Identify Risks, Assess, and Document Risk Levels
    2.Act 2 – Confrontation – Risk Management Actions – Reduce Risks to the reasonable and appropriate level – maintain Documentation
    3.Act 3 – Resolution – Risk Management Program focused on your Organization’s specific Risks Documented, Active, periodically reviewed
  • Clear, easy to understand explanation of HIPAA Risk Analysis and Risk Management following NIST procedures demonstrated onscreen by illustrations from interactive software based on NIST procedures interlinked with HIPAA standards, implementation specifications, and compliance policies and procedures
  • Dangers senior management, owners, and organizations face if they fail to do HIPAA RA-RM

Overview of the webinar

Risk Analysis and Risk Management (RA-RM) are OCR’s top enforcement priority and the basis of every HIPAA Compliance program. RA-RM steps are easy to follow – if you know the steps. But the HIPAA Rules do not lay out specific RA-RM steps. According to OCR, the HIPAA RA-RM steps are easy to find. They simply are certain procedures explained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in manuals that are free to download. Nevertheless, the largest, The most important nationwide HIPAA violation is failure to perform HIPAA compliant RA-RM was revealed by OCR on December 17, 2020, when it published shocking results of its Phase 2 HIPAA Compliance Audits. OCR found:

  • 86% of covered entities and 83% of business associates failed the Risk Analysis Audit 
  • 94% of covered entities and 88% of business associates failed the Risk Management Audit

They failed despite the fact that they had been provided with all the audit questions and a list of the documents they would be required to provide well in advance and knew they were short-listed to be audited!

OCR Guidance – NIST Procedures

OCR has provided significant RA-RM guidance beginning in 2010 explaining 9 Risk Analysis elements and recommendations that organizations follow NIST procedures. This webinar explains key NIST terms such as Risk, Threat, Vulnerability, Impact, Likelihood and Control and the NIST RA-RM procedures in plain language, step-by-step.

OCR/NIST RA-RM steps are easy to follow when you know the steps.

The webinar covers HIPAA Security Rule RA-RM that applies to Protected Health Information (PHI) transmitted or maintained Electronically (EPHI). But every organization has PHI in other forms and formats – Non-EPHI. The HIPAA Privacy Rule requires administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect all PHI. NIST procedures are applicable to RA-RM of PHI in any form or format. And every organization has that kind of PHI, for example, paper records, forms, schedules, etc.

Learn how to protect your organization by identifying the risks and managing those risks to all PHI in every form and format. It will turn HIPAA RA-RM mystery into mastery. You’ll learn how to perform the steps and create the documentation you need to pass an OCR audit. Most important, however, you’ll see how to identify and manage Risks to the Privacy and Security of protected health information (PHI) maintained and transmitted in any form that seriously endangers your organization’s well-being.

Who should attend?

  • Practice Managers – Covered Entities
  • HIPAA Compliance Officials
  • HIPAA Privacy Officers
  • HIPAA Security Officers
  • Patient Engagement Officials
  • Health Information Technology Supervisors
  • Risk Managers – Covered Entities
  • Health Care Providers  practicing as individuals or in small groups
  • Group Health Plan Administrators
  • Third-Party Group Health Plan Administrators
  • Covered Entity Senior Management and Owners
  • Attorneys for Covered Entities – In-house and Outside Counsel
  • Compliance Committee – Covered Entity Board of Trustees
  • C-Suite Executives – all Covered Entities
  • Chief Compliance Officer – all Covered Entities

Why should you attend?

Failure to do HIPAA RA-RM puts your organization in grave danger. This webinar will show you how to do a complete HIPAA RA-RM step-by-step and how easy it is to follow those steps when they are explained. You should attend this webinar to learn why you must worry about not doing a HIPAA RA-RM properly – and how you can stop worrying by simply doing a HIPAA RA-RM as required every year.

Faculty - Mr.Paul R. Hales

Paul R. Hales, J.D. is widely recognized for his ability to explain the HIPAA Rules clearly in plain language. Paul is an attorney licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and a graduate of Columbia University Law School with an international practice in HIPAA privacy and security. He is the author of all content in The HIPAA E-Tool®, an Internet-based, complete HIPAA compliance solution with separate editions for Covered Entities, Business Associates, Health Plans and Third Party Administrators.

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