HIPAA Changes and Planning 2020


This session is designed to provide an intensive, one day training in HIPAA Privacy Rule compliance designed for both the seasoned HIPAA professional as well as the individual newly appointed to the position of HIPAA Privacy Officer.

While the HIPAA rules have been in place for years now, we will be addressing how practice/business managers or compliance officers need to get their HIPAA house in order, as HIPAA is now fully enforced and the government is not using kid gloves anymore. In addition, there are changes in other regulations that interact with HIPAA requirements, and that require consideration in your planning. It will also address major 2019 changes taking place with the Health and Human Services regarding the enforcement of the HIPAA law as well as detailed discussions on the Phase 2 audit process and current events regarding HIPAA cases (both in courtrooms and from real-life Audits).

Our instructor - Jonathan P. Tomes has over 32 years of experience in working as HIPAA Compliance auditor and has been an expert witness on multiple HIPAA cases. He'll thoroughly explain on HOW and in WHAT scenarios patients can claim for cash remedies. He wrote more than 60 books on HIPAA. More importantly Jon will show you how to limit the risks by simply taking proactive steps and utilizing best practices.

Why should you attend this seminar?

This Seminar will go over steps to take "To avoid an audit" or "To survive an audit". The instructor will thoroughly explain how patients can now get cash remedies for wrongful disclosures of private health information (which leads to more audits).
  • Are you on the hot seat for a HIPAA audit? How do you know?
  • Are you prepared to protect your practice or business?
  • What factors might spurn a HIPAA audit? Are you doing these things?
It will also address major changes under the Enforcement Rule and any other applicable updates for 2019 and beyond.
  • Changes in Enforcement
    • Criminal Enforcement
    • Civil Enforcement
    • Federal Trade Commission Enforcement
    • State Enforcement
    • State Agency Enforcement
  • Other Costs of HIPAA Violations
  • Recent Emergening Threats and How to Guard Against Them
    • Ransomware
    • Business Associate Breaches
    • Privacy Rule Violations
  • How do You Handle a Security Incident?
  • How to Determine Whether a Breach is Reportable?
  • How to Perform Risk Analysis?
  • Policies and Procedures - the Key to Compliance
  • What Policies do You Need?
  • How to Write a Compliant Policy?
  • What is involved in a Federal audit and how is it conducted
  • New rules which grant states ability to sue citing HIPAA on behalf of a patient
  • New funding measures.... much, much more
Who can Benefit:
  • Practice Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • HIPAA Officers
  • IT Managers
  • Any business associates privy to private health information and under the auspices of this law.
  • Any business associates who work with medical practices or hospitals (i.e. billing companies, transcription companies, IT companies, answering services, home health, coders, attorneys, etc)
  • MD's and other medical professionals.

  1. HIPAA Introduction
  2. HIPAA - History
  3. HIPAA Changes in Enforcement
  4. HIPAA Violation
  5. HIPAA Breach Reporting
  6. HIPAA Requirement
  7. Omnibus Rule
  8. Recent Emerging Threats
  9. BYOD
  10. Business Associates 
  11. Information Technology Disaster Recovery Concerns (Electronic)
  12. Texting and Emailing
  13. How to Write Policies and Procedures?
  14. How to Write a Compliant Policy?
  15. How to Handle Complaints and Investigations to Omit or Minimize Liability?
  16. How to Determine Whether a Breach is Reportable?
  17. How to Perform a HIPAA Security Risk Assessment?
  18. What the Feds are Looking For (low hanging fruit)?
  19. What are Factors That Can Get Your Practice Audited?
  20. Choosing a HIPAA Consultant
  21. Choosing an IT Group
  22. Current Court Cases (precedence)
  23. Practical Exercise to Determine Whether the Test is Met
  24. Conclusion and Question and Answer Session
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Jonathan P. Tomes

Jonathan P. Tomes, J.D., is Keynote Speaker at Compliance Key. He is a health care attorney practicing in the greater Kansas City. He is a nationally recognized authority and expert witness on the legal requirements for health information. Jonathan P. Tomes is a healthcare attorney, consultant, educator, author and expert witness. He is a leading expert on the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, particularly its Security and Privacy Rules. He also has litigated medical malpractice cases, defended doctors in revocation of licensure and credentialing proceedings, reviewed medical devices, and taught hospital law at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Jon has published more than 60 books and a like number of articles, most of which focus on healthcare compliance issues, including The Compliance Guide to HIPAA and the DHHS Regulations and its accompanying HIPAA Documents Resource Center CD of sample policies, procedures, and contracts, both now in their 6th edition). He has also written Electronic Health Records: A Practical Compliance Guide, now in its 3rd edition, Medical Records Retention Guide, now in its 4th edition, How to Handle HIPAA Breaches, Complaints, and Investigations: Everything You Need to Know, Have You Heard about HIPAA? A Practical HIPAA Compliance Guide for Audiologists and Speech Pathologists, Mental and Behavioral Health and HIPAA: An Uneasy Alliance, The Complete HIPAA Policies and Procedures Guide with accompanying HIPAA Compliance Sample Policies and Procedures CD, and most recently Your Happy HIAA Book, among more than 50 other books. His articles have appeared in Health Data Management, Medical Claims Management, Credit Card Management, Journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, Journal of Health Care Finance, ACCA Docket, and Journal of AHIMA, among others. Jon is a skilled attorney, having litigated hundreds of cases, including medical malpractice, Public Health Service disciplinary actions, Merit Systems Protection Board cases, physician disciplinary matters, Military Claims Act and Federal Tort Claims Act cases, and criminal cases. He has presented programs for AHIMA, Faulkner & Gray, HFMA, the American Bar Association, the American Society of Association Executives, the Business Network, state American Health Information Management Association chapters, Cross Country Education, and Lorman Business Centers. He has appeared on The Nancy Grace Show, CNN, CNNC, The Dan Abrams Show, and A & E?s American Justice, among others.

Jon Tomes is also President of EMR Legal, a consulting firm that provides consulting services on HIPAA compliance and other issues regarding health information. Jon is also President and Publisher of Veterans Press, Inc., which publishes HIPAA compliance products. He has consulted for and or trained or both, more than 1,000 HIPAA compliance clients, including the Alabama Department of Medical Information; Wayne County (Detroit), MI; Genzyme, Inc.; Invisalign, Inc.; the American Health Information Management Association, and major hospitals, long-term care facilities, university health services, business associates, and physician practices from 100 physician networks to one clinician offices. He also has experience with HIPAA compliance in the correctional setting, including North Alabama Regional Hospital (the facility for the mentally ill sentenced criminals and those awaiting trial) and the Johnson County, Kansas Sheriff?s Office and the jail, among others. If there is a HIPAA issue he hasn?t assisted with, He is also a skilled litigator, having handled criminal defence, medical malpractice, hospital and nursing home cases, among others.

Jon is also President of EMR Legal, Inc., which provides HIPAA consulting, and of Veterans Press, which publishes HIPAA compliance materials, including books, training videos, and CDs, and his novels: HIPAA Hysteria, JAGC-Off: A Politically Incorrect Memoir of the Real Judge Advocate General's Corps, Lawful Orders, and A Unit of Blood. Having gone to law school after he had completed tours of duty in the U.S. Army as an Infantry platoon leader in Vietnam and as a Military Intelligence officer in West Germany during the Cold War, Jon is also a retired military judge and JAGC officer. His military decorations include the Silver Star and the Legion of Merit.

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