The New HIPAA Audit Program - What is the Focus and How to Prepare This webinar will discuss HIPAA audit and enforcement regulations and processes and how they apply to covered entities and business associates. Attendees will learn how to prepare for HIPAA audit to avoid fines and penalties for HIPAA violations. Why Should You Attend: This webinar on new HIPAA will:
Discuss the HIPAA audit program and how it works. Cover the areas that caused the most issues in the 2012 audits. Explore what kind of issues and what kind of entities had the most problems and show where entities need to improve their compliance the most. Explore the typical risk issues that lead to breaches of health information and see how those issues may be a target for auditors in 2014. Review the contents of the HIPAA Audit Protocol used in 2012 to show what documentation needs to be on hand should your organization be selected for an audit in 2014. Present methods for using the contents of the HIPAA Audit Protocol to build your own compliance plan by relating your compliance activities directly to the questions that might be asked. Discuss what information and documentation must be prepared in advance so that you can be ready for an audit at any time. Review sample information request forms and questions asked at prior audits. Discuss the HIPAA audit and enforcement regulations and processes, and how they apply to HIPAA covered entities and business associates. Explain the recent changes that increase fines and created new penalty levels, including new penalties for willful neglect of compliance that begin at $10,000. Discuss results of prior HHS audits (and their penalties) including recent actions involving multi-million dollar fines and settlements. Discuss new trends in information security risks.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
HIPAA Audit program – how it works Fines and penalties for violations of HIPAA regulations. The HIPAA Audit Protocol of 2012 along with the sets of questions asked at other HIPAA audits previously. What HHS OCR is likely to ask you if you are selected for an audit, and what you'll have to have prepared already when they do. The rules that you need to comply with and policies you can adopt that can help you come into compliance. How having a good compliance process can help you stay compliant more easily. What you'll need to have documented to survive an audit and avoid fines.
Who Will Benefit: This webinar will provide valuable assistance to all personnel in medical offices, practice groups, hospitals, academic medical centers, insurers, business associates (shredding, data storage, systems vendors, billing services, etc.). The titles are:
Compliance director CEO CFO Privacy Officer Security Officer Information Systems Manager HIPAA Officer Chief Information Officer Health Information Manager Healthcare Counsel/lawyer Office Manager Contracts Manager
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