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Webinar: Aug 17, 2022: Do I Need to be HIPAA Compliant?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets national standards to protect sensitive patient health information and to prevent that information from being disclosed without an individual’s knowledge or consent. HIPAA applies to healthcare providers, health plans, and healthcare clearinghouses, which are classed as HIPAA-covered entities.

There is a misconception that only HIPAA-covered entities need to ensure they are compliant with the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification, and Omnibus Rules; however, HIPAA also applies to business associates of HIPAA-covered entities. A business associate is any third party that provides products or services to HIPAA-covered entities that involves contact with protected health information (PHI) in any form.

Achieving and maintaining HIPAA compliance is vital for all HIPAA-covered entities and business associates. The HHS’ Office for Civil Rights and state Attorneys General have the authority to impose financial penalties and other sanctions if non-compliance with the HIPAA Rules is discovered, and many organizations have discovered to their cost that compliance with the HIPAA Rules is not optional.

If you work in healthcare in any capacity, it is almost certain that you need to be HIPAA compliant. If you are in any doubt, Compliancy Group is hosting a webinar on August 17, 2022, to answer the question, do I need to be HIPAA compliant?

Do I Need to be HIPAA Compliant?

August 17th @ 2:00 pm ET ¦ 11:00 am PT

Host: Compliancy Group

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Webinar Today: July 20, 2022: Compliance vs. Security: Why you Need Both to be HIPAA Compliant

Healthcare providers, health plans, healthcare clearinghouses, and business associates of those entities that come into contact with protected health information (PHI) are required to ensure policies, processes, and people are compliant with the Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Ensuring you have a good security posture is an important part of HIPAA compliance. The HIPAA Security Rule requires HIPAA-regulated entities to have appropriate safeguards in place to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI, and to manage risks to protected health information and reduce them to a low and acceptable level.

Ensuring you have a good security posture has never been more important. Cyber threat actors have stepped up their attacks on the healthcare industry and data breaches are occurring at record levels. Further, following the ‘Safe Harbor’ update to the HITECH Act, if you are able to demonstrate you have implemented recognized security practices, you will be protected against fines, sanctions, and extensive audits and investigations by the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights.

To help you on your compliance journey and with your security efforts, Compliancy Group is hosting a webinar that will explain the ins and outs of compliance and cybersecurity, and why both are necessary for patient privacy and your practice’s security.

During the webinar, Compliancy Group will explain how HIPAA compliance can be simplified, you will be walked through the regulation, and will be provided with actionable tips that you can implement within your practice today.

 3 learning objectives of the webinar:

  1. Why compliance and security are BOTH required for HIPAA compliance.
  2. How HIPAA and security help protect your patients.
  3. What you can implement in your practice now to avoid breaches and fines.

Webinar Details:

Compliance vs. Security: Why you Need Both to be HIPAA Compliant

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

11:00 a.m. PT ¦ 2:00 p.m. ET

Host: Compliancy Group

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Webinar: 6 Secret Ingredients to HIPAA Compliance

 

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6 Secret Ingredients to HIPAA Compliance

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This Compliancy Group webinar provides:

Step-by-step “how-to-guides” for HIPAA compliance

Ingredients for a well-run compliance program

Proper time and instruction for each piece

The complexities of the regulation

And much more ….

 

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Webinar Today: How to Become HIPAA Compliant

Healthcare organizations and their business associates need to be HIPAA compliant, but complying with the HIPAA Rules can be a daunting task and many new businesses don’t know where to start.

To help HIPAA-regulated entities get on the right track, Compliancy Group is hosting a webinar this month and will explain the ins and outs of what is needed for your compliance program.

In the webinar, you will learn:

  • How HIPAA satisfies your patients/clients
  • The 7 fundamental elements of an effective compliance program
  • The benefits of being HIPAA compliant
  • How to protect your business from breaches and fines
  • And many more tips and tricks!

Join Compliance Group to learn how your organization can become compliant and how to start leveraging the full benefits of HIPAA.

Webinar: How to Become HIPAA Compliant

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 @ 11:00 a.m. PT ¦ 2:00 p.m. ET

Host: Compliancy Group

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Webinar Today: 02/17: Lessons and Examples from 2021’s HIPAA Breaches and Fines

2021 has been a tough year for the healthcare industry with huge numbers of data breaches occurring and vast numbers of healthcare records exposed as hackers stepped up their attacks on healthcare providers and ransomware actors ran riot.  The HHS’ Office for Civil Rights has continued to impose large numbers of fines on covered entities and business associates for noncompliance with the HIPAA Rules, even during the pandemic. The trend for the past year was a major focus on violations of the HIPAA Right of Access, and many of the fines were imposed on smaller healthcare practices.

The webinar will cover:

  • The data breaches and fines in 2021 (what caused them, who was affected, etc.)
  • How to protect yourself from suffering a breach or financial penalty in the New Year.
  • Predictions of what will happen in the future and what to look out for

You will also get the inside scoop from compliance experts and find out how you can start protecting your business in 2022!

Due to popular demand, this January webinar is being run again on February 17, 2022.

Lessons and Examples from 2021’s HIPAA Breaches and Fines

Date: February 17, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m. ET | 11.00 a.m. PT

Host: Compliancy Group

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Webinar Today: How to Complete Your 2021 HIPAA Security Risk Assessment

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requires HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates to complete a risk assessment to identify all risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI. Not only is a risk assessment required for compliance, it allows organizations to identify and address risks before they can be exploited, thus helping to prevent costly data breaches.

Many healthcare organizations and business associates find annual risk assessments problematic, and fail to conduct comprehensive risk assessments that meet the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule. Risk assessment failures are among the most common HIPAA violations cited by the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights in its audits and data breach investigations.

As the year draws to an end, it is now time to perform your annual HIPAA Security Risk assessment and help is at hand to help you comply with this important HIPAA provision.

On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, Compliancy Group is hosting a webinar that will provide an overview of everything you need to know to allow you to complete the security risk assessment required by MACRA/MIPS and the HIPAA Security Rule.

Webinar Details:

How to Complete your 2021 Risk Assessment

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

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26th Annual Compliance Institute: March 28 – 31, 2022

The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) will be hosting the 26th Annual Compliance Institute at the Phoenix Convention Center, AZ, March 28 – 31, 2022.

The HCCA is a member-based association for healthcare compliance professionals that is dedicated to enabling the lasting success and integrity of all professionals working for, with, or supporting healthcare organizations. Established in 1996, the HCCA now has more than 12,000 members across the United States.  The HCCA promotes the highest standards in compliance programs, creates high-quality educational training events, and provides a forum for interaction and information exchange within the healthcare compliance community.

The Compliance Institute is the HCCA’s primary educational and networking event. Running over 4 days, attendees will be able to attend 109 educational sessions, benefit from professional development opportunities, and will be able to network and improve their career prospects.

The educational sessions highlight real-world compliance issues, emerging trends, and practical applications that attendees can use to strengthen their compliance programs., with the 2022 event covering the following subject areas:

  • Auditing and monitoring
  • Behavioral health
  • Compliance law
  • General compliance/hot topics
  • How to succeed as a compliance officer
  • Investigations
  • Physician compliance
  • Post-acute care
  • Privacy and security
  • Risk management
  • Telehealth

The event will be of great benefit to healthcare compliance professionals, risk managers, privacy officers, coding and billing specialists, healthcare regulators, government personnel, nurse managers and executives, staff educators and trainers, health information management specialists, CIOs, healthcare senior executives, healthcare professionals, healthcare journalists and researchers.

26th Annual Compliance Institute

The conference will run from Monday, March 28 to Thursday, March 31 at the Phoenix Convention Center, AZ.

If it is not possible to attend in person, this year there will be the option of attending virtually from Tuesday, March 29 to Thursday, March 31. Virtual visitors will be able to attend 47 educational sessions which are being live-streamed from the conference center.

Register for the Conference

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Webinar Today: How to Complete Your 2021 HIPAA Security Risk Assessment

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act requires HIPAA-covered entities and their business associates to complete a risk assessment to identify all risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of ePHI. Not only is a risk assessment required for compliance, it allows organizations to identify and address risks before they can be exploited, thus helping to prevent costly data breaches.

Many healthcare organizations and business associates find annual risk assessments problematic, and fail to conduct comprehensive risk assessments that meet the requirements of the HIPAA Security Rule. Risk assessment failures are among the most common HIPAA violations cited by the HHS’ Office for Civil Rights in its audits and data breach investigations.

As the year draws to an end, it is now time to perform your annual HIPAA Security Risk assessment and help is at hand to help you comply with this important HIPAA provision.

On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, Compliancy Group is hosting a webinar that will provide an overview of everything you need to know to allow you to complete the security risk assessment required by MACRA/MIPS and the HIPAA Security Rule.

Webinar Details:

How to Complete your 2021 Risk Assessment

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT

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Webinar Today: HIPAA FAQs: Ask the HIPAA Experts

If you are confused about some of the provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Rules and how they apply in certain situations, you are certainly not alone. The requirements of HIPAA can be confusing!

There are many frequently asked questions about how HIPAA applies in different situations, although finding the answers to those questions can be a challenge. Fortunately, help is at hand.

Compliancy Group is hosting a webinar on April 21, 2021 that aims to provide answers to questions healthcare professionals and business associates have about HIPAA. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask Compliancy Group’s HIPAA compliance experts anything they like about HIPAA.

“We know HIPAA can be confusing, but we want to help answer your questions and simplify HIPAA compliance so you can keep your business safe,” said Compliancy Group.

The upcoming webinar will be an open forum chat where attendees can obtain HIPAA advice from experts LIVE. Submitted questions will be reviewed and answers will be provided to ease any concerns that attendees have about compliance.

Advance registration is required for the new and interactive FAQ webinar on the link below.

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Webinar Details:

Webinar:                               HIPAA FAQs: Ask the HIPAA Expert

Date:                                      Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

Time:                                      2:00 ET / 11:00 PT

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