We have all heard and been exposed to HIPAA in the healthcare field, but do you really know what it means and exactly how it applies to you? This webinar provides an often-overlooked basic overview of the origins of HIPAA and the actual laws and statutes that make up the HIPAA Omnibus Rule. The speaker will then highlight the major changes that must have been implemented after the 2013 HIPAA updates. Thereafter, the attendee will learn the basic requirements for a Notice of Privacy Practices as well as when authorizations are and are not required for the use and disclosure of a patient’s protected health information. The latter half of the webinar will focus on the identification of a breach and what the required process is to remedy a breach if it is determined one has occurred.
The Federal Office for Civil Rights, the government entity tasked with enforcing HIPAA began a preliminary pilot program in 2015 to ensure a certain number of random compliance audits of Covered Entities. The initial overview of HIPAA requirements and policies will help the attendee determine if his or her practice is compliant. Thereafter, the speaker will highlight what “red flags” the Office for Civil Rights looks for when determining whether to audit a practice and learn what to do in the event you are selected for a random audit.
Gina Campanella, focuses on Corporate counsel healthcare regulatory and transactional matters federally and in New Jersey, New York, Vermont, the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania. She has assisted clients with transactional services and regulatory compliance consulting, as well as general counsel services to small practices and large societies and medical groups alike. Clients also seek her expertise when reviewing employment agreements, formation of new practices, separation from and sale of practices, business structuring, and surgical center licensing and registration, including preparation for Department of Health, AAAHC and AAAASF surveys of licensed and Medicare deemed facilities, as well as preparation and implementation of resulting plans of correction. She lectures nationally on issues of health care law and compliance for events and organizations such as: the New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, the Atlantic Regional Osteopathic Conference, the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the New Jersey Podiatric Medical Society, the Health Care Compliance Association, the New Jersey Medical Group Management Association, the New York Medical Group management Association, Columbia University Medical School, the Advanced Emergency & Acute Care Medicine CME Conference, the CentraState Medical Center Practice Managers Group, Bassett Medical Center Medical Staff, the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants, MentorHealth and Skillacquire.