Ripe for Enforcement: Low Hanging Fruit and Other Key HIPAA Issues

$195.00

CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

Recently, the HHS-OCR Director responsible for enforcing HIPAA stated, “[f]or enforcement purposes, there’s still a lot of low-hanging fruit.” When he was asked to generally characterize the state of HIPAA compliance, he indicated that numerous entities do not take the basic steps to ensure an adequate annual risk analysis, as well as other technical, administrative and physical safeguards. The purpose of this webinar is to hone in on the “low hanging fruit” and provide steps for persons to become compliant, despite the April 2019 lowering of penalty amounts for Tiers 1-3. Additionally, a discussion of the Privacy Rule in relation to the Novel Coronavirus.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Discuss the OCR-Directors comments on “low hanging fruit”
•   Review the February 2020 HHS Bulletin on HIPAA Privacy and the Novel Coronavirus
•   Provide insights from a practical standpoint about what constitutes an adequate risk analysis, as well as how to address GAP items
•   Next steps to cultivate a culture of compliance

Date / Time: April 30, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
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Original Broadcast Date: February 19, 2020

Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA is a Principal with Rachel V. Rose – Attorney at Law, P.L.L.C. (Houston, TX).

Ms. Rose has a unique background, having worked in many different facets of healthcare, securities, cybersecurity, as well as international law and business throughout her career. Her practice focuses on a variety of cybersecurity, health care and securities law issues related to industry compliance and transactional work, as well as representing plaintiffs in Dodd-Frank/False Claims Act whistleblower claims.

In addition to being extensively published and a sought-after presenter and quoted expert, Ms. Rose holds an MBA with minors in healthcare and entrepreneurship from Vanderbilt University, and a law degree from Stetson University College of Law, where she graduated with various honors, including the National Scribes Award and The William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award.

Ms. Rose is licensed in Texas and is a Fellow of the Federal Bar Association. Currently, she is the Chair of the Federal Bar Association’s Government Relations Committee, the co-editor of the American Health Lawyers Association’s Enterprise Risk Management Handbook for Healthcare Entities (2nd Edition), as well as a co-author of the books The ABCs of ACOs and What Are International Business Considerations? She has been named consecutively to the Texas Bar College, the National Women Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 25 and Houstonia Magazine’s Top Lawyers for healthcare. In 2019, she was also named to the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100, as well as 1st Healthcare Compliance’s 2019 Top Presenter. Ms. Rose is also an Affiliated Member with the Baylor College of Medicine’s Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, where she teaches bioethics. See www.rvrose.com for additional information.

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Section I. Overview

Section II. Evolution of HIPAA through the Omnibus Rule and beyond

Section III. SAMHSA and 42 CFR Part 2

Section IV. The OCR Director’s take on “low hanging fruit”

Section V. HIPAA Privacy during natural and public health disasters (i.e., Hurricane Harvey and Novel Coronavirus)

Section VI. The Security Rule and Adequate Technical, Administrative and Physical Safeguards

Section VII. What constitutes an adequate risk analysis?

Section VIII. Cultivating a culture of compliance

Section IX. Take-aways and questions