This 90-minute webinar will discuss how practice managers and compliance officers can get their HIPAA house in order before an audit.
It will also address major changes under the Omnibus Rule, year three of the Biden administration, new congressional mandates, and any other applicable updates for 2023 and beyond along with changes relating to telemedicine, texting, emailing, Information Blocking under the Cures Act (do’s and don’ts), increased risk for Russian hacking, and changes relating to the Dobbs vs Jackson ruling.
There’s an enormous number of issues and risks for covered entities and business associates these days – we will speak to the most common violations and fines – and how to best avoid fines and headaches. The session will include detailed discussions on the audit process and some current events regarding HIPAA cases (both in courtrooms and from live audits).
The speaker will use specific scenarios from over 20 years of her experience working as an outsourced compliance auditor and an expert witness on multiple HIPAA cases, and thoroughly explain how patients are now able to get cash remedies for wrongful disclosures of private health information. More importantly, she will show you how to limit those risks by simply taking proactive steps and utilizing best practices.
- Updates for 2023 and beyond
- Dobbs vs Jackson and HIPAA
- COVID-19 and HIPAA Changes
- Cures Act – Information Blocking (do’s and don’ts)
- Fines and penalties
- Portable devices
- Texting and Emailing – new guidelines
- Changes under the new OCR Director and Congress
- New Definition of protected health information
- Real-life audits and litigated cases
- Business associates and the increased burden
- Breach notification
- Paperwork that needs to be updated
- Risk factors
Who will Benefit:
- 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.)
- MDs and other Medical Professionals
About the Instructor:
Dr. Michael C. Redmond, Ph.D., is a certified project manager, PMP, has two master certifications in business continuity/disaster recovery MBCP and FBCI, and is certified in emergency management. She is active in cyber security and holds multiple ISO certifications (ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Management, ISO/IEC 27032 Lead Cyber Security Manager, ISO/IEC 27035 Security Incident Response, ISO/IEC 22301 Business Continuity Management Systems, ISO/IEC 21500 Project Management, and ISO/IEC 41001 Environmental Management). She is an international consultant, speaker, and published author.
Michael’s MBA in Risk Management included courses in Information Security and Risk Management for Medical Devices and Healthcare. Michael is certified as a Senior Lead Manager in Information Security for Healthcare ISO 27999. As a practitioner, she has been implementing ISO 27999 and ISO 14971 for over 10 years for clients.
Her past experience includes 13 years as a senior manager with Deloitte, KPMG, and Chubb in the areas of compliance, crisis management, business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency management, and internal audit/ gap analysis. She was a business continuity/disaster recovery manager with the Bank of New York. She consults for clients in diverse industries such as banking, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, hospitals, government agencies, colleges and universities, law firms, and media.
Dr. Redmond spent 4 years on active duty with the army and 18 1/2 years as National Guard and Reserve before retiring as a major. She is a graduate of Command & General Staff College (Fort Leavenworth), attended civil affairs courses at the US Army JFK School of Special Warfare and is Hazmat trained and DOD certified. The White House honored Dr. Redmond at a luncheon as one of the Top Women in Her Field of Business Continuity.