This webinar will highlight the changes to HIPAA HITECH act and how it affects the role and usual business practices of HIPAA business associates and what they need to do to comply with it. The importance of the business associate agreement, new enforcement penalty structure and the latest plans for audits by HHS OCR will also be discussed in this webinar.
Why Should You Attend:
HIPAA Business Associates are now covered directly under the Privacy Rule’s use and disclosure limitations and the Security Rule’s safeguard provisions, and will be responsible for their own compliance with the regulations and may be held directly liable for any violations of the regulations. The latest regulations also change such things as who is a Business Associate: now sub-contractors of Business Associates are also treated as business associates, greatly expanding the pool of entities under regulation to some that may not even be aware they have become HIPAA Business Associates. Health Information Exchanges, Regional Health Information Exchanges, and e-Prescribing gateways are also now considered to be Business Associates.
Areas Covered in the Webinar:
- The session will begin with the definition of a HIPAA Business Associate including what is and is not a Business Associate and what other kinds of relationships can exist besides a HIPAA Business Associate relationship.
- The role of business associates will be explored and how they are treated under HIPAA will be explained.
- The new regulations will be reviewed and their effects on usual practices for Business Associates and their relationships with covered entities and subcontractors will be discussed.