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Instructor : Brian Tuttle 
Product Id : 50009

Overview: This webinar will be addressing how practice/business managers (or compliance offers) need to get the facts straight

This webinar will be addressing how practice/business managers (or compliance offers) need to get the facts straight on how to navigate through these troubled waters and yet maintain compliance with HIPAA and ensure a patient's federal Civil Rights are upheld.

The primary goal is to ensure everyone is well educated on what is myth and what is reality with HIPAA and COVID19, there is so much misleading information regarding the do's and don'ts relating to HIPAA and COVID19 - I want to add clarity for compliance officers and practice managers and what you need to do and how to best implement these changes based on over 20 years of personal experience working with Federal auditors, state auditors litigation, and corporate auditors.

I will address multiple FAQ's relating to:

  • Information Security Risks
  • Permitted disclosures during a pandemic
  • What to disclose to others who may have been in contact with an infected patient
  • How to work remotely and stay compliant with HIPAA
Brian L Tuttle, CPHIT, CHP, CBRA, Net+, A+, CCNA, MCP is a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified HIPAA Administrator (CHA), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 18 years' experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting.

With vast experience in health IT systems (i.e. practice management, EHR systems, imaging, transcription, medical messaging, etc.) as well as over 18 years experience in standard Health IT with multiple certifications and hands-on knowledge, Brian serves as compliance consultant and has conducted onsite and remote risk assessments for over 1000 medical practices, hospitals, health departments, insurance plans, and business associates throughout the United States.

In addition, Mr Tuttle has served in multiple litigated court cases serving as an expert witness offering input related to best practices and requirements for securing and providing patient access to protected health information. Mr. Tuttle has also worked directly with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) both in defending covered entities and business associates as well as being asked by the Federal government to audit covered entities and business associates on behalf of the OCR. Almost all of Brian's clients are earned by referral with little or no advertising.

Brian is well known and highly regarded in medical circles throughout the United States for his quality work and down home southern charm Mr Tuttle has a Master's Degree in Health Sciences from Georgia State University and works nationally out of Kennesaw, GA
Instructor : Paul R. Hales 
Product Id : 50009

Overview: The COVID-19 emergency brought major changes to HIPAA and Medicare Rules for Telehealth/Telemedicine. The COVID-19 emergency brought major changes to HIPAA and Medicare Rules for Telehealth/Telemedicine.

Some are categorized as temporary but some are permanent due to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The changes were driven by the need to protect patients and providers in an unprecedented, rapidly changing environment.

This webinar explains both temporary and permanent changes to Federal law governing the provision of Telehealth/Telemedicine services. And it discusses best practices for providers in implementing the changed rules and potential pitfalls they should avoid. Changes made up to the date of the webinar and lessons learned since the COVID-19 outbreak will be included.
Paul R. Hales, J.D. is widely recognized for his expert knowledge and ability to explain the HIPAA Rules clearly in plain language. Paul is an attorney licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and a graduate of Columbia University Law School with an international practice in HIPAA privacy and security. He is the author of all content in The HIPAA E-Tool®, an Internet-based, complete HIPAA compliance solution with separate editions for Covered Entities, Business Associates, Health Plans and Third Party Administrators.
Instructor : Brian Tuttle 
Product Id : 50009

Overview: This lesson will be addressing how practice/business managers (or compliance offers) need to get their HIPAA house in order as HIPAA is now fully enforced and the government is not using kid gloves any more. This lesson will be addressing how practice/business managers (or compliance offers) need to get their HIPAA house in order as HIPAA is now fully enforced and the government is not using kid gloves any more.

It will also address major changes under the Omnibus Rule and any other applicable updates for 2020 and beyond. There are an enormous amount of issues and risks for covered entities and business associates these days.

I will speak on specific experiences from over 17 years of experience in working as an outsourced compliance auditor, expert witness on HIPAA cases, and thoroughly explain how patients are now able to get cash remedies for wrongful disclosures of private health information. More importantly I will show you how to limit those risks by simply taking proactive steps and utilizing best practices.
Brian L Tuttle, CPHIT, CHP, CBRA, Net+, A+, CCNA, MCP is a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified HIPAA Administrator (CHA), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 18 years' experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting.

With vast experience in health IT systems (i.e. practice management, EHR systems, imaging, transcription, medical messaging, etc.) as well as over 18 years experience in standard Health IT with multiple certifications and hands-on knowledge, Brian serves as compliance consultant and has conducted onsite and remote risk assessments for over 1000 medical practices, hospitals, health departments, insurance plans, and business associates throughout the United States.

In addition, Mr Tuttle has served in multiple litigated court cases serving as an expert witness offering input related to best practices and requirements for securing and providing patient access to protected health information. Mr. Tuttle has also worked directly with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) both in defending covered entities and business associates as well as being asked by the Federal government to audit covered entities and business associates on behalf of the OCR. Almost all of Brian's clients are earned by referral with little or no advertising.

Brian is well known and highly regarded in medical circles throughout the United States for his quality work and down home southern charm Mr Tuttle has a Master's Degree in Health Sciences from Georgia State University and works nationally out of Kennesaw, GA
Instructor : Paul R. Hales 
Product Id : 50009

Overview: Regular (unencrypted) Email and Text Messaging are effective engagement and communication tools that patients like and have the right to use. Regular (unencrypted) Email and Text Messaging are effective engagement and communication tools that patients like and have the right to use.

A simple 3 Step HIPAA Safeguard fully protects Covered Entities from violating both HIPAA and the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) to ward off expensive TCPA class actions. The Internet is awash with mis-information about Health Care Email and Text Messaging that can lead Covered Entities into serious trouble.

HIPAA Rules generated by the HITECH Act and OCR guidance clearly explain how Covered Entities must comply with a patient's right to communicate by unencrypted Email and Text Messaging. The new HIPAA Rules and a directive from the CMS Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey & Certification Group also clarify when Covered Entities must use encrypted Email and Text Messages when communicating PHI.

This webinar will explain how Covered Entities can protect themselves from HIPAA and TCPA violations by following the simple 3 Step Safeguard to communicate with patients using unencrypted Email and Text Messages.It also will explain when Emails and Text Messages containing PHI must be encrypted.
Paul R. Hales, J.D. is widely recognized for his expert knowledge and ability to explain the HIPAA Rules clearly in plain language. Paul is an attorney licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and a graduate of Columbia University Law School with an international practice in HIPAA privacy and security. He is the author of all content in The HIPAA E-Tool®, an Internet-based, complete HIPAA compliance solution with separate editions for Covered Entities, Business Associates, Health Plans and Third Party Administrators.
Instructor : Jim Sheldon Dean 
Product Id : 50009

Overview: HIPAA Compliance has recently seen big changes in how the rules are enforced for individual access requests, long-overdue changes may be coming to regulations on Accounting of Disclosures of Protected Health Information (PHI) HIPAA Compliance has recently seen big changes in how the rules are enforced for individual access requests, long-overdue changes may be coming to regulations on Accounting of Disclosures of Protected Health Information (PHI), we can expect new rules regarding the HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices and calling patients' cell phones, and a little-used HIPAA right may become a hot topic if the Affordable Care Act is threatened.

And there have been calls for HIPAA expansions to cover new technologies and new uses of PHI. There is no shortage of critical topics for medical offices to respond to, to meet requirements and avoid penalties.

This session will review the scope of what must be done to stay in compliance with the HIPAA regulations as individual access comes into focus both as a right that is vigorously enforced, yet now limited in some ways by a new Federal court order.

Keeping up with these complex changes is essential to compliance with HIPAA access requirements. The session will prepare orgainzations for the impacts of likely rule changes in areas such as Accounting of Disclosures, the Notice of Privacy Practices, cell phone communications, and new technologies. New rules expected for Accounting of Disclosures will be explored and their expected futures and impacts will be discussed, and impacts of changes to 42 CFR Part 2 and controls on information relating to substance use disorders will be explained.

One potential impact is not a HIPAA change, but an increase in the demand for requests to exert rights to keep treatment secret from health plans, which could result from changes to the ACA. This session will help practices prepare for the various changes and avoid the significant penalties (up to $1.7 million and beyond) for non-compliance.
Jim Sheldon-Dean is the founder and director of compliance services at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, a Vermont-based consulting firm founded in 1982, providing information privacy and security regulatory compliance services to a wide variety of health care entities.

Sheldon-Dean serves on the HIMSS Information Systems Security Workgroup, has co-chaired the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Privacy and Security Workgroup, and is a recipient of the WEDI 2011 Award of Merit. He is a frequent speaker regarding HIPAA and information privacy and security compliance issues at seminars and conferences, including speaking engagements at numerous regional and national healthcare association conferences and conventions and the annual NIST/OCR HIPAA Security Conference in Washington, D.C.

Sheldon-Dean has more than 30 years of experience in policy analysis and implementation, business process analysis, information systems and software development. His experience includes leading the development of health care related Web sites; award-winning, best-selling commercial utility software; and mission-critical, fault-tolerant communications satellite control systems. In addition, he has eight years of experience doing hands-on medical work as a Vermont certified volunteer emergency medical technician. Sheldon-Dean received his B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Vermont and his master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.