HIPAA and Medical Records Law: Meeting the Privacy and Security Regulations


December 4, 2012, 8 am–3:30 pm

Marriott Pyramid North
5151 San Francisco Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109


HIPAA Compliance 
Now that the HIPAA compliance deadline has passed, health care providers have been struggling to comply with the unique challenges this regulation brings. Forms and privacy notifications have become the norm in the health care industry. But is your practice covering all of its bases and ensuring that your patients' information is protected? Do you know how to properly handle requests for medical records? Are you aware of the penalties that could result if reasonable safeguards are not taken? Do you know how to deal with sensitive records regarding information on minors, AIDS and mental health? Are your electronic billing practices secured? 
Attend this one-day seminar and receive the answers to all these questions and more. Attendees will discuss the three major components to HIPAA compliance: privacy, security and electronic transactions. You will be given a step-by-step guide to guarantee that your practice or facility is fully secure. Information pertaining to writing the required policies, procedures and consents will be discussed, as well as samples of all required forms. Attendees will leave this seminar armed with all the information needed to comply with the HIPAA regulations.
What you Will Learn:
• Receive a compliance checklist, procedural forms and training certificate 
• Discuss the most current HIPAA requirements and penalties 
• Review the HIPAA electronic transaction and code sets rule 
• Identify the challenges and exceptions to confidentiality when dealing with records regarding AIDS, mental health, abortion and minors 
• Determine the best course of action when state and federal laws contradict one another 
• Explain the most common mistakes made when using electronic billing 
• Assess how you can simplify the process and take cost-effective security measures 
• Outline Medicare and Medicaid fraud implications 
• Examine mandatory medical records and billing—It is on the horizon! Be prepared.
• Discuss regulations regarding the three biggest issues in HIPAA: privacy, patient records access and record retention
You Will Receive:
? Reference manual
? Copy of regulations (privacy and security)
? Audit HIPAA checklist
? Your state law handout
? Valid HIPAA authorization
? Valid business associate contract
? Valid privacy notice (in English and Spanish)
? HIPAA policy and procedural forms
? Government security matrix grid
? Certificate of training
Who Should Attend:
• Health Information Management/Medical Records Managers 
• Business Office Managers 
• Billing Managers 
• Medical Information Services Personnel/Management 
• Department Heads 
• Nurse Managers/Clinicians 
• Physicians
• Nurse Practitioners
• Physician Assistants
• Dentists/Dental Assistants/Hygienists
• Pharmacists
• Privacy/Security Officers
• General Counsel Attorneys
• Respiratory Therapists
• All personnel involved with the storage and release/transfer of medical records in:
? Hospitals
? Nursing homes, rest homes
? Medical practices
? Physician groups
? Home health
? Substance abuse centers
? Managed care
? Application service providers
? Mental health
? Therapy and rehab
? Laboratories
? Insurance companies
? Billing services
? Dental offices
Your Presenter:
JOE BORICH, III, JD, LLM, has served as a certified mediator, author, and a practicing attorney for over 30 years. He currently has his own firm in Kansas City, Kansas, where he provides legal, consulting, and business coaching services for the health care industry. Throughout his legal career, Mr. Borich has worked extensively in the area of medical records and personal privacy and has considerable litigation experience in health care related cases, including serving as the defense attorney in the nation's largest Medicare anti-kickback prosecution. 
He has also worked for the Department of Justice and served as an Assistant Attorney General stationed in New York and Washington, D.C. Mr. Borich is an accomplished speaker, having given seminars for Cross Country Education for nearly a decade. He uses his experience, anecdotes, and first-hand knowledge to deliver a complete learning experience while always providing audiences with valuable, up-to-date information about state and federal law.
What People are Saying:
Great speaker! He geared the presentation to meet the class' needs. Also made the subject very easy to understand.
Angelica Martinez
Edison, NJ

Tags: continuing education, HIPAA, Law

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