The LDES Anesthesia HIPAA Training App provides for efficient trainee testing and recording of test results in a spreadsheet format for easy storage (6 years). Quicklinks to cloud-based HIPAA/HITECH training programs allow for an efficient way to update a covered organization’s new employees, annual HIPAA training renewals and 30-day renewals following State and Federal compliance updates.
Part of HIPAA is not just having a policy, but requires you to train all personal, implement and enforce rules, monitor compliance, report breaches, discipline violators, and update HIPAA Privacy and Security Policies specific to your practice.
- HIPAA – Healthcare and Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
- HITECH – Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act
- PHI – Patient Health Information
1 Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Policy and Procedures
- Update Policy and Procedures by incorporating new changes in the law
- Update Breach Notification Analysis guide and be ready to implement
- Update Authorization Forms for the release of PHI by incorporating new changes in the law
2 Notice of Privacy Practices
- Update Notice of Privacy Practices by adding information on patient rights and breach notification.
- Post updated Notice of Privacy Practices on our website
3 Business Associate Agreements
- Update Business Associates Agreements with existing and new Business Associates
4 Review Your HIPAA Training Program
- Identify all personnel and document completion of training
- Review and train your workforce in new policies, procedures, forms and requirements on a continual basis. Make sure your business associates do the same
5 Audit Your Compliance Program
- Conduct a review of Privacy and Security compliance
- Conduct a billing and coding audit
HIPAA VIOLATION PENALTIES: Civil monetary penalties
Tier 1. Covered entity or individual did not know (and by exercising reasonable diligence would not have known) the act was a HIPAA violation.
Penalty: $100-$50,000 for each violation, up to a maximum of $1.5 million for identical provisions during a calendar year.
Tier 2. The HIPAA violation had a reasonable cause and was not due to willful neglect.
Penalty: $1,000-$50,000 for each violation, up to a maximum of $1.5 million for identical provisions during a calendar year.
Tier 3. The HIPAA violation was due to willful neglect but the violation was corrected within the required time period.
Penalty: $10,000-$50,000 for each violation, up to a maximum of $1.5 million for identical provisions during a calendar year
Tier 4. The HIPAA violation was due to willful neglect and was not corrected.
Penalty: $50,000 or more for each violation, up to a maximum of $1.5 million for identical provisions during a calendar year
HIPAA VIOLATION PENALTIES: Criminal penalties
Tier 1 Unknowingly or with reasonable cause: Potential jail sentence up to one year
Tier 2 Under false pretenses: Potential jail sentence up to five years
Tier 3 For personal gain or malicious reasons: Potential jail sentence up to ten years
Understanding Health Information Privacy
The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for individually identifiable health information held by covered entities and their business associates and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same time, the Privacy Rule is balanced so that it permits the disclosure of health information needed for patient care and other important purposes.
The Security Rule specifies a series of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for covered entities and their business associates to use to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information.
ParkHill Medical, through its partners, provides educational programs for health care providers on compliance with various aspects of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.
HIPAA Training Course Features:
- HIPAA (Healthcare and Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act) and Compliance Training
- Federal False Claims Act (Whistleblower)
- Health Care Compliance Policy Manual
- HIPAA Knowledge Quiz
Complying with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules
Medscape Training Program: Helping Entities Implement Privacy and Security Protections
OCR has six educational programs for health care providers on compliance with various aspects of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. Each of these programs is available with free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for physicians and Continuing Education (CE) credits for health care professionals.
After completion of these courses, please complete the online test submit, This data; date, time and courses completed will be available to your Chief Privacy Officer. This course must be completed annually and after each time you have been notified of updates.
- EHRs and HIPAA: Steps for Maintaining the Privacy and Security of Patient Information
- Your Mobile Device and Health Information Privacy and Security
- Understanding the Basics of HIPAA Security Risk Analysis and Risk Management CME
- Patient Privacy: A Guide for Providers
- HIPAA and You: Building a Culture of Compliance
- Examining Compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule
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RESOURCES FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATES
- Are You a Covered Entity?
- For Small Providers, Small Health Plans, and Other Small Businesses
- Summary/Guidance on Significant Aspects of the Privacy and Security Rules
- Fast Facts for Covered Entities
- Model Notices of Privacy Practices
- Business Associates FAQs
- Sample Business Associate Agreement
- Security Rule Guidance Material
- Guidance on Risk Analysis
- Mobile Device Security
- Communicating with a Patient's Family, Friends, or Others Involved in The Patient's Care
- FAQs About the Disposal of Protected Health Information
- Training Materials on the HIPAA Privacy Rule
RESOURCES FOR YOUR PATIENTS
- Your Health Information Privacy Rights
- Privacy, Security, and Electronic Health Records
- Understanding the HIPAA Notice
- Sharing Health Information with Family Members and Friends
- HIPAA Videos for Consumers
This multiple choice quiz contains 20 questions concerning the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the federal law that protects personal medical information.
This 20 question quiz will evaluate your HIPAA knowledge and point out any weaknesses. There is one correct answer for each question and no time limit on this quiz.
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