Release Date: Apr 1, 2018
Valid Through: Apr 1, 2020. This course will be updated or expired on this date
Successful Completion: Complete entire module, complete the exam with a passing score of 80% or better, and complete the evaluation form
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes
CEUs: See Continuing Education section
Media: Internet. Available 24/7 365 Online. See requirements below
Created almost 20 years ago, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) continues to play a significant role in the everyday practice of health care professionals and their business associates. Maintaining the privacy and security of patient information is more challenging than ever with the increased use of portable electronic devices, such as laptops and mobile phones. Modifications have been made to HIPAA over the last few years as a result of the HITECH Act of 2009 and the Omnibus Final Rule of 2013. These changes: Strengthened existing HIPAA requirements for Privacy and Security. Expanded individual's rights relating their Protected Health Information (PHI). Increased enforcement of HIPAA, including higher fines for non-compliance. Addressed notification for breaches of PHI.
This course is designed for Business Associates who have had previous HIPAA training, but could use a review of the key elements while highlighting the most recent updates. Recent changes to HIPAA since the HITECH Act and the Final Omnibus Rule have made Business Associates directly liable for HIPAA violations. This course will address what is most important for a Business Associate to know, such as such as the expanded definition of what constitutes a Business Associate and what should be included in Business Associate Agreements. With potential HHS audits in the future and increased fines for non-compliance, completion of this course will provide Business Associates with the knowledge they need to maintain the privacy and security of Protected Health Information (PHI).
HIPAA Exams, Inc. requires that the faculty participating in any activity disclose all affiliations or other financial relationships (1) with the manufacturers of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and (2) with any commercial supporters of the activity. All conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to this activity. HIPAA Exams, Inc. also requires participating faculty to disclose when unapproved/unlabeled uses of a product are discussed in a activity.
This activity might describe the off-label, investigational, or experimental use of medications and/or devices that may exceed their FDA-approved labeling. Physicians should consult the current manufacturers’ prescribing information for these products.
The content for this activity was developed independently of the commercial support. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantor.
This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ANCC Accreditation Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
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