HIPAA Privacy Rule Basics

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The HIPAA Privacy Rule is the fundamental and by far the most important of the HIPAA Rules.

This webinar breaks the HIPAA Privacy Rule down into easy to understand parts. The Privacy Rule is the place we must start to understand HIPAA compliance - and - it only has 3 basic parts.

Why is the Privacy Rule the fundamental and most important HIPAA Rule? Consider:

  • The Security Rule's purpose is to protect against uses or disclosures of electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) not permitted or required by the Privacy Rule
  • The Breach Notification Rule focuses on the acquisition, access, use or disclosure of PHI in a manner not permitted by the Privacy Rule

But the Privacy Rule published in the Code of Federal Regulations makes for difficult reading. It's a prime example of bureaucratic, intensely legalistic language. And it's arranged in a perplexing order. For example, the requirement to designate a Privacy Official whose job is to develop and implement Privacy Rule Policies and Procedures comes at the end of the Privacy Rule. Why, you may ask, is that not at the beginning of the Privacy Rule followed by compliance steps set out in logical order?

This webinar provides a clear, easy-to-understand overview of the Privacy Rule and its 3 basic elements.

Why you should Attend:

The HIPAA Privacy Rule is by far the most important HIPAA Rule. This webinar provides a clear and simple explanation of the Privacy Rule's 3 basic parts.

It uses plain language to demystify the Privacy Rule's legalistic language and tangled order providing a solid foundation to improve your organization's HIPAA compliance program.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Introduction and Review The Three Parts of the Privacy Rule

  • Part 1 - Individual Rights secured by the Privacy Rule
  • Part 2 - Permitted and Required Uses and Disclosures of PHI
    • Individual's Authorization to use or disclose PHI
    • Uses and disclosures of PHI that don't require an Authorization
  • Part 3 - Privacy Rule Administrative Requirements
  • Common Privacy Rule Myths
  • What is HIPAA
  • A brief, relevant history
  • Key Concepts and Definitions
  • Protected Health Information (PHI

Who Will Benefit:

All Health Care Covered Entities

  • Practice Managers - Covered Entities
  • HIPAA Compliance Officials
  • HIPAA Privacy Officers
  • HIPAA Security Officers
  • Patient Engagement Officials
  • Health Information Technology Supervisors
  • Risk Managers - Covered Entities
  • Health Care Providers practicing as individuals or in small groups
  • Group Health Plan Administrators
  • Third Party Group Health Plan Administrators
  • Covered Entity Senior Management and Owners
  • Attorneys for Covered Entities - In-house and Outside Counsel
  • Compliance Committee - Covered Entity Board of Trustees
  • C-Suite Executives - all Covered Entities
  • Chief Compliance Officer - all Covered Entities

All Business Associates

  • Billing and Coding companies
  • Practice Management Companies
  • IT Vendors
  • Data Storage firms (electronic and paper)
  • Secure and unsecure providers of PHI Email and Text Message services
  • Vendors of patient satisfaction surveys
  • Collection Agencies
  • Law Firms representing Health Care Providers & Business Associates
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