Beyond HIPAA Training: The ABC’s of HIPAA Compliance

  • 15 Feb 2018
  • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Webinar

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Beyond HIPAA Training

The ABC’s of HIPAA Compliance

Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 11am to 12:30pm

Webinar Recording Available


The Hospice of North Idaho was fined $50,000 for not protecting 441 records. Excel Plus Home Health Inc. in TX reported theft of a desktop with 524 patient’s information. In March 2016, North Memorial Health Care of Minnesota paid $1.5 million to OCR after a HIPAA audit revealed that the organization did not conduct a proper risk assessment. Fines like this could cripple a home care or hospice agency.

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issues fines to HIPAA- covered entities that fail to implement the necessary safeguards to secure protected health information. HIPAA compliance is more than just annual training. This webinar will cover three areas where agencies should focus attention now!

ASSESSMENT - Don’t delay, conduct a risk assessment to determine areas that create the greatest risk for your agency and begin to mitigate those risks before disaster strikes and the agency is faced with loss of information, penalties and a damaged reputation. The first area covered in this webinar is conducting a HIPAA Risk Assessment.

BREACH - In 2017 alone, there have been 4,482,025 breaches reported. In 2016, there were 43 instances where employee error put more than 1.2 million patient records at risk. Even small breaches must be self-reported to the OCR by the March 1 deadline.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION Implementation of the new emergency preparedness

rules involves developing a method for sharing of information with other healthcare providers in an emergency as part of your communication plan. Do you know what is permissible under HIPAA?



Understand the necessary components for a solid HIPAA Risk Assessment:

  • Who should be involved?
  • When & often do we need to perform the assessment?
  • What are best practices for performing the assessment?
  • Learn the steps for breach mitigation and reporting
  • What is considered a breach?
  • What state & federals agencies need to be alerted of the breach?
  • How do we need to alert our patients affected?

Discuss the proper way to share information with other healthcare providers during an emergency.

  • Making sure that health information is available before, during and after an emergency is a critical.
  • Understand how the HIPAA regulations during an emergency.

Presenter:  Joan Usher, BS, RHIA, ACE, President, JLU Health Record Systems is a nationally recognized expert in health information. She has a degree in Health Information Management and has been a home health consultant for over 33 years. Joan is past president of the Massachusetts Health Information Management Association (MaHIMA) and has served three years as a delegate for American Health Information Management Assn (AHIMA). She received the Distinguished Member award from MaHIMA in 2017 and the Professional Achievement Award in 2008.  Usher is a Board of Director of the Home Care Alliance of MA and the Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of MA. Joan's webinars consistently earn outstanding reviews from participants.


Convenience: Enjoy the convenience and cost-efficiency of a webinar – watch the speaker’s slide presentation on the internet while listening by telephone or through your computer’s microphone and speakers (VoIP). There is no limit to the number of attendees from your agency who may participate at your site using one phone line and a computer with internet access.

Confirmation:  Prior to the webinar, a GoToWebinar link will be e-mailed to you. You will need to register through this link to attend the webinar. You will be sent a confirmation which will include a join link to access the webinar, a dial-in number and an access code to listen in via telephone. You will also be sent any pertinent handouts, if available, an evaluation and certificate.
The webinar will take place from 11am to 12:30pm pst

Registration: The registration deadline is February 2, 2017. Registrations may not be shared between agencies – the agency’s registration covers the access of only one phone line/computer access to the webinar. Multiple site participation for your agency will require a separate registration fee for each connection. Please note: if your agency has sent in 1 registration but 3 people from your agency register through the GTW link, your agency will be invoiced for the additional 2 registrations. The handouts will be emailed to you to the email address you provide. Please feel free to provide an additional email address as a backup.

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ABC’s of Compliance



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