The new HIPAA rules extend responsibilities to those who create, receive, transmit or maintain individually identifiable health information on behalf of health care providers, health plans and other HIPAA-covered entities, also known as Business Associates. Under the new rules, Business Associates are directly liable for non-compliance with certain HIPAA provisions and are subject to direct enforcement by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for failure to satisfy any of these requirements.
Topics addressed include:
- The impact of changes to business associate requirements – and how they apply to vendors providing services to health care providers
- Strategies to achieve compliance and limit liability
- Overview of the HIPAA compliance audit protocol – what you need to know, and how to prevent issues that could lead to violations and fines
- Breach notification requirements – understand your obligations and potential costs if you are involved in a breach