The Omnibus rules were enacted in 2013 to update the HIPAA law.
Many of the areas that were causing risk of patient information breaches were addressed, and new law written, in such a way as to increase enforceability, the size of fines and the ability to regulate covered entities.
These rules went into effect January 2013 and covered entities were given until September 2013 to become compliant.
These are being strongly enforced and the government has little sympathy for a covered entity who has not complied as they feel all physician offices were given nine months to come into compliance six years ago!
These rules mandate specific actions be taken by physician offices and if those actions have not been taken, especially relative to the distribution of patient privacy policies and the institution of business associate agreements, the fines and penalties can be extraordinary!
Why should you Attend: This webinar is a must for all practicing physicians!
Relative to business associate agreements the facts are very simple-if someone who has access to your information, you have given your information, or they store your information subsequently miss handles that information you are responsible for their actions- unless you have a BAA agreement in place with them!
A properly written and executed agreement is your best and pretty much only protection!
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Dr. Ty Talcott, CHPSE Certified HIPAA Privacy and Security Expert President; HIPAA Compliance Services Has consulted to thousands of health care practices relative to business development and protection.
A sought after speaker who has led numerous seminars, performed as a keynote speaker and has been featured on the cover of several magazines. He has presently instructed over 100 webinars and 100 live events relative to HIPAA and government compliance for 38 state professional associations and several colleges. Is a founding partner of an IPA (independent physician association ) that credentialed participating doctors for contracting with HMO’s and PPO’s. Had over thirty articles published relative to the onset of and participation with managed care-over a dozen articles regarding HIPAA compliance. Served on the Governor appointed Workers Compensation Commission in Texas.
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