Human factors in modern HIPAA training are more critical today than ever before. Your role in safeguarding and protecting patients from computer breaches and ID crimes requires your diligence, training and retraining.
This training is where HIPAA Exams excels.
Our self-study educational modules ensure your knowledge of HIPAA Compliance including the HITECH Act and Omnibus Final Rule updates to HIPAA. We highlight the ever important Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Breach Notification, Enforcement Rule and Understanding the Unique Identifiers and Transaction and Code Set Rules.
Being proactive in implementing and refreshing workplace practices makes our training invaluable to your success and those patients who rely on you to protect them. Our HIPAA and compliance training has been a staple for more than 130,000 healthcare professionals each year, since 2001.
HIPAA History in Brief:
HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 which was signed by President Clinton. The legislation provides security rules and data privacy rules to help keep patients' medical information safe. The Act contains five sections, or Titles. However, the terms HIPAA Compliance and the related HIPAA Trainingmost frequently refer to Title II. Title II is commonly known as the ‘Administrative Simplification’ provisions and includes the following:
- National Provider Identifier Standard. Every entity, employer, individual, healthcare providers and health insurance plans must have a unique 10-digit provider identifier code.
- Transactions and Code Sets Standards. Organizations must follow a EDI (electronic data interchange) standard when processing or submitting insurance claims.
- HIPAA Privacy Rule. A set of standard safeguards that protect patients’ health information.
- HIPAA Security Rule. A set of standard safeguards that protect patients’ data security.
- HIPAA Enforcement Rule. Guidelines for investigating HIPAA violations and subsequent penalties.
The HITECH Act of 2009 made further modifications by outlining responsibilities of business associates and increasing penalties for HIPAA violations. On Jan. 25, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the “HIPAA Omnibus Rule,” which is a set of final regulations modifying the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules to implement various provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health(HITECH) Act.