HIPAA for Mental Health Care Providers
(HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Training)
Table of Contents:
- HIPAA Compliance for Mental Health Care Providers
- Legal Notice
- Purpose and Learning Objectives
- Target Audience
- Course Introduction
- Health Care Regulations in the United States
- What is HIPAA?
- HITECH and Omnibus Rule
- What Does HIPAA Mean to You?
- The HIPAA Privacy Rule
- The HIPAA Security Rule
- Breach Notification Rule
- Breach Notification Rule Compliance
- Ensure HIPAA Compliance
- Penalty Structure for HIPAA Violations
- HIPAA Review of Terms
- Recent Updates to HIPAA
- End of Course Exam
Course Content Example 1:
HIPAA for Mental Health Care Providers: Course Introduction
With the increased penalties that were determined under the HITECH Act and the Omnibus Final Rule, it is now imperative that mental health care providers (MHCPs) who are considered covered entities (CEs), business associates (BAs), and subcontractors of BAs employ increased precautions.
A breach including mental health information or psychotherapy notes could cause signification harm to the person whose PHI is exposed.
The breach can also be costly to the CE in the form of increased civil penalties, possible criminal penalties, and damage to reputation.
This course discusses how the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule impacts you, as a MHCP, and reviews what you must do to comply with HIPAA and avoid penalties.
Course Content Example 2:
What Does HIPAA Mean to You?
The HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule may affect your practice in many ways. The Final Rule mandates new standards and procedures within the Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.
As a MHCP, if you fall within one of the following CE categories, you must comply with HIPAA Rules:
- Health Care Providers: Any provider of medical or other health services, or supplies, who transmits any health information in electronic format in connection with a transaction where standard requirements are adopted
- Health Plans: Any individual or group plan that provides or pays the cost of health care
- Health Care Clearinghouses: A public or private entity that transforms health care transactions from one form to another