3-hr Virtual Seminar - HIPAA Privacy and Security Audits and Enforcement

3-hr Virtual Seminar - HIPAA Privacy and Security Audits and Enforcement


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This 3-hr virtual seminar on HIPAA Privacy and Security Audits and Enforcement will cover HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification regulations (and the recent changes to them) and how they will be audited. Documentation requirements, enforcement actions and how to prepare and respond to an audit will also be explored.

Why Should You Attend:

The new HIPAA compliance audit program has been announced and is now under way, bringing HIPAA compliance audits to up to 150 HIPAA Covered Entities by the end of 2012. If your organization is not ready, the HIPAA rules have new, significantly higher fines, including mandatory minimum fines of $10,000 for willful neglect of compliance.

In this session we will discuss the HIPAA audit and enforcement processes and how they apply to covered entities and business associates. We will explain the enforcement regulations and their recent changes. We will discuss what information and documentation needs to be prepared in advance so that you can be ready for an audit without notice. Sample information request forms and questions asked at prior audits will be presented. The session will also cover how to know if you may become the subject of an audit or enforcement action, and what you can do to help limit your exposure. We will discuss how most enforcement actions come about and what can be done to prevent incidents that lead to enforcement.

The results of prior HHS audits (and their penalties) will be discussed, including recent actions involving multi-million dollar fines and settlements. A plan for attaining compliance will be presented. The steps to follow to prepare for an audit and respond to an audit request will be outlined. In addition, upcoming trends in information security risks will be discussed.

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