HIPAA Covered Entities: Managing the HIPAA Business Associate Process
Training Options Duration: 60 Minutes
Monday, August 14, 2017 | 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
Overview: The webinar will cover how to find out if business associates have the necessary technical, physical and administrative safeguards in place to protect shared protected health information. The webinar will address when a vendor becomes a business associate and how that relationship may change the dynamics.
Understanding the Business Associate Agreement (BAA) process and making sure all ten government mandated requirements are in place will be covered. Find out about the use of Vendor Security Questionnaires and how to implement. The webinar will cover breaches caused by business associates and how to handle such an occurrence. If your healthcare organization needs to understand what your responsibilities are in managing business associates, please join us for this informative and interactive course
Why should you Attend: If you are a healthcare organization that has vendors providing services as a HIPAA Business Associate, managing this process can be confusing. A "business associate" is a person or entity that performs certain functions or activities that involve the use or disclosure of protected health information on behalf of, or provides services to, a covered entity healthcare provider. Having a systematic process to handle these business relationships to ensure a healthcare organization's protected health information is being properly accessed and protected by the business associate is critical. Organizations must know how to identify business associates. Business associate functions and activities include claims processing or administration data analysis, processing or administration; utilization review quality assurance billing benefit management practice management and repricing. Business associate services are: legal actuarial accounting consulting data aggregation; management administrative accreditation and financial.
Areas Covered in the Session:
How to conduct Vendor Screening
Ten Requirements of Business Associate Agreement
Developing and Using Vendor Security Questionnaires
Reviewing the Questionnaires
I Like This Vendor,but
Auditing Your Business Associate
Dealing with a Breach Caused by Your Business Associate
What are the penalties and fines for non-compliance and how to avoid them?
Who Will Benefit:
HIPAA Privacy Officer
HIPAA Security Officer
Medical/Dental Office Managers
Information Systems Manager
Chief Information Officer
Practice Management Consultants
Jay Hodes president of Colington Security Consulting, LLC, which provides HIPAA consulting services for healthcare providers and business associates. Mr. Hodes has over 30 years of combined experience in risk assessments, site security evaluation, regulatory compliance, policy and procedures assessments, and federal law enforcement management. He is the former Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Mr. Hodes has been the keynote speaker and provided presentations regarding HIPAA compliance to a number of professional healthcare organizations. He has published over 30 educational articles regarding HIPAA compliance, been featured in Part B news articles and provided a guest post for the Electronic Health Reporter.
Phone No: 1-800-385-1607