The HIPAA Privacy Rule: Industry Update on Proposed Changes

March 11, 2021

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently proposed major changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule.  If finalized, the proposed regulations will expand patients’ right to access their records, expand the ability of covered entities to disclose patient information for care coordination and case management purposes without a patient’s authorization, and permit covered entities to disclose patient information based on a good faith belief the disclosure is in the best interest of the patient. The proposed regulations would also eliminate the requirement to obtain written acknowledgment from patients of the receipt of the Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP) while requiring covered entities to update their NPP and creating a new patient right to discuss the NPP with a designated employee.  Comments on the proposed changes and responses to questions in the proposed changes are due to OCR by March 22, 2021.

In this webinar, FTLF attorneys Dianne K. Pledgie and Molly S. Evans will discuss the proposed changes and the expected impact on health centers, behavioral health providers, and other covered entities. 

The On-Demand version of this webinar will be available for purchase after the conclusion of the live webinar. 

Target Audience

  • C-Suite
  • HIPAA Privacy Officers
  • Compliance Officers and Risk Managers
  • Medical Records Staff
  • Clinical Staff, including Primary Care and Behavioral Health Managers
  • Operations Staff

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Respond to patient requests for access their records (to inspect or to receive a copy of their records) in compliance with the current HIPAA regulations and understand the changes proposed by OCR
  • Disclose patient information for care coordination and case management in compliance with the current HIPAA regulations and understand the changes proposed by OCR
  • Identify the current requirements related to the Notice of Privacy Practices (content, providing copies, patient acknowledgement) and understand the changes proposed by OCR
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.20 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.
Course opens: 
02/23/2021
Course expires: 
01/01/2023
Event starts: 
03/11/2021 1:00pm EST
Event ends: 
03/11/2021 2:30pm EST
Cost:
$99.00

MOLLY EVANS  

A Partner in the firm’s health law practice group, Molly advises health centers on the management of clinical, employment and workforce-related risks, with a particular focus on professional liability, Federal Tort Claims Act, and HIPAA matters. From her experience as both a private attorney and in-house counsel, Molly knows the importance of managing liability and risk issues in mission-driven organizations. [Full Bio]

DIANNE PLEDGIE

As Partner and Compliance Counsel with the firm’s health law practice group, Dianne advises health centers on implementing effective compliance programs and on addressing top compliance risk areas. Dianne counsels health centers and other organizations on developing compliance programs that include the OIG’s seven elements, respond to identified compliance risk areas, and reflect the organization’s culture.  Dianne also advises health centers and other organizations on patient privacy and confidentiality, including the HIPAA Privacy Rule and 42 CFR Part 2.  She has experience responding to privacy and security incidents, including determining whether there has been a breach, notifying patients and the government, and creating corrective action plans. [Full Bio]

Participants can earn up to 1.80 CPE credits in Specialized Knowledge and Applications upon completion of all course requirements.

ATTENDEE REQUIREMENTS FOR CPE CREDIT

If you purchase CPE credit for this webinar you must satisfy the following conditions in order to receive your certificate:

  1. Answer at least 6 of the 8 polling questions during the webinar
  2. Complete the evaluation survey after the conclusion of the webinar or in the follow-up email

Upon completion of these requirements, FTLF will email you your CPE Certificate within seven (7) business days.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Target Audience: C-Suite, HIPAA Privacy Officers, Compliance Officers and Risk Managers, Medical Records Staff, Clinical Staff, including Primary Care and Behavioral Health Managers, and Operations Staff
  • Advanced Preparation: None  
  • Program Level: All
  • Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
  • Attendance Requirements: In order to be awarded the full credits, you must respond to six (6) out of eight (6) polling questions.

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website www.nasbaregistry.org (formerly www.learningmarket.org).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 1.20 CPE
    FTLF is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

Price

Cost:
$99.00
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