This webinar provides an often-overlooked basic overview of the requirements for annual HIPAA training for staff as that training may be completed by an internal compliance officer. The attendee will be provided a background in the basis for the laws that will provide a higher level of understanding that will be beneficial for building the trainer’s confidence. The attendee will also 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 how to instruct staff in the identification of a breach and what is required of the compliance officer to perform the required process to remedy a breach if it is determined one has occurred.
This overview of HIPAA requirements and policies will help the attendee determine if his or her practice is compliant and will provide a more comprehensive understanding for the compliance officer so he or she can better instruct and advise his or her staff. 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 the compliance officer and staff must 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.