Omnibus (Mega) Rule Changes to HIPAA & the HITECH Act and What They Mean to Covered Entities and Business
|Speaker||:||Jonathan P. Tomes|
This 90-minute webinar gives you an excellent overview of the Omnibus rule changes. Learn what actions to take now to achieve HIPAA compliance with the new Omnibus Rule, to pass an audit or an investigation, and to avoid civil money penalties and criminal convictions.
Why Should You Attend:
The Omnibus Rule finalizes the modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, Security Rule, and enforcement rules to implement many of the privacy, security, and enforcement provisions of the HITECH Act and to make other changes to the Rules, modifies the breach notification rule, and finalizes the modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule to strengthen privacy protections for genetic information.
Objectives of the Presentation:
- Discuss the Omnibus Rule modifications to the HIPAA Privacy Rule and how to comply with them
- Have you read the 563-page Omnibus (Mega) Rule? No?
- Do you have any idea what you need to do now to comply with it?
- Do you know what could happen to you if you are not in compliance with HIPAA and the Omnibus Rule changes? (Hint: The answer could involve as much as millions of dollars and a free trip to Leavenworth.)
- Do you know about the changes in HIPAA enforcement that it requires? Can you explain the changes to the breach notification rule?
- Do you know whether you are responsible for the breaches involving protected health information ("PHI") of your business associates or your downstream business associates?
- Do you have new and/or revised business associate agreements in place that reflect the Omnibus Rule changes? Do you know whether your marketing efforts comply with HIPAA and the new Omnibus Rule changes?
- Have you updated your Risk Analysis and developed and implemented a compliance plan based on that Risk Analysis to reflect the new Omnibus Rule changes?
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Overview of the Omnibus (Mega) Rule changes
- Changes in HIPAA enforcement
- Changes to the breach notification rule
- Changes in the Business Associate relationship
- Changes in regards to marketing
- Compliance plan
Who will Benefit:
- HIPAA Compliance Officers
- HIPAA Security Officers
- HIPAA Privacy Officers
- CFOs, CEOs, COOs, CIOs
- Business Office Managers
- Medical Records Personnel
- Health Information Management Professionals
- Health Care Attorneys
- Patient Accounts Managers
- Billing Services
- Physicians, Dentists
Jonathan P. Tomes, J.D., is a health care attorney. He has written more than 60 books, including "The Compliance Guide to HIPAA and the DHHS Regulations," "The Gap Analysis Survey," "The Risk Analysis ToolKit," and dozens of articles in the area of HIPAA compliance. He has been an expert witness in litigation involving health information compliance issues and is the President of EMR Legal, Inc., a national HIPAA consulting firm. His knowledge of the law and of the practical aspects of setting up a security system provides a rare opportunity for compliance officers and medical records veterans and novices alike. Mr. Tomes has presented seminars nationally for more than 20 years.