What to Expect in a Federal HIPAA Audit

On-Demand Schedule Sun, May 31, 2020 - Sun, June 07, 2020
Duration 90 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW19E0537

  • Updates for 2019
  • Requirements of Compliance Officers
  • Audit Process
  • What can cause an audit
  • How to avoid audit
  • What to do in the event of an audit
  • How to speak and deal with Federal auditors
  • Risk Assessment
  • Best Resources

Overview of the webinar

Brian will be speaking about real life audits conducted by the Federal government for Phase 2 and beyond (I’ve been on both sides of these audits) what your highest risks are for being fined (some of the risk factors may surprise you).   
This lesson will be addressing how practice/business managers (or compliance offers) need to get their HIPAA house in order before the imminent audits occur. It will also address major changes under the Omnibus Rule and any other applicable updates for 2019.    
The primary goal is to ensure everyone is well educated on what is myth and what is reality with this law, there is so much misleading information all over regarding the do’s and don’ts with HIPAA – Brian want to add clarity for compliance officers and practice managers.
Brain will uncover myths versus reality as it relates to this very enigmatic law based on over 1000 risk assessments performed as well as years of experience in dealing directly with the Office of Civil Rights HIPAA auditors.    
In addition, this course will cover the highest risk factors for being sued for wrongful disclosures of PHI and the manner in which patients are now using state laws to sue for wrongful disclosures. – MAJOR RISKS HERE – Brian will discuss real-life cases Brian has been a part of and how to avoid being dragged into litigation altogether.

Who should attend?

  • Any Business Associate who work with medical practices or hospitals (i.e. billing companies, transcription companies, IT companies, answering services, home health, coders, attorneys, etc)
  • Practice Managers
  • MDs and Other Medical Professionals

Why should you attend?

  • Be prepared for the imminent Federal audit
  • Protect your practice or business
  • What factors might spurn a HIPAA audit?Are you doing these things
  • You need to know how to avoid being low hanging fruit in terms of audit risk as well as being sued by individuals who have had their PHI wrongfully discloses due to bad IT or internal administrative practices
  • Court cases that are also changing the landscape of HIPAA and patient’s ability to sue
  • TRIAL ATTORNEYS ARE JUST AS DANGEROUS AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THESE DAYS
  • Do you have an effective HIPAA compliance program
  • New laws and funding mean increased risk for both business associates and covered entities
  • HIPAA Omnibus – Do you know what’s involved and what you need to do
  • What does Omnibus mean for covered entities and business associates
  • Why should you be concerned

Faculty - Mr. Brian Tuttle

Brian L Tuttle, CPHIT, CHP, CBRA, Net+, A+, CCNA, MCP is a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA) with over 15 years’ experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting. Mr. Tuttle has worked all of those 15 years with MAG Mutual Healthcare Solutions and is now Senior Compliance Consultant and IT Manager with InGauge Healthcare Solutions (previously named MAG Mutual Healthcare Solutions). 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.

Mr. Tuttle vast experience in health IT systems (i.e. practice management/EMR systems, imaging, transcription, medical messaging, etc.) as well as over 17 years’ experience in standard Health IT with multiple certifications and hands-on knowledge, Brian serves as compliance consultant and has conducted onsite risk assessments  for over 500 medical practices, hospitals and business associates throughout the United States.

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