HIPAA Privacy and Security Mandates and New Breach Notification Guidance
Preparing for Tougher Enforcement and Increased Penalties
HHS issued HIPAA data breach notification guidance on Aug 19
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This seminar will review the key changes that the American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009 made to HIPAA privacy and security rules, explain the recently issued breach notification guidance, and provide compliance best practices for providers and their business associates.
- Key changes made to HIPAA
- Business associates now covered
- Minimum necessary
- Changes to accounting of disclosures
- Restrictions on sales of EHRs or PHI
- Marketing and fundraising
- Business associate contracts
- Enforcement (including state attorney general and expanded penalties)
- Security breach notification provisions
- Definition of Breach
- Unsecured v. Secured PHI
- Notification to individuals
- Notification to the media
- Notification to HHS
- Notification by Business Associates
- Best practices for covered entities and business associates
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- How does the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 expand HIPAA's privacy and security safeguards?
- How does the breach notification requirement of the new Act compare to most states' breach notification laws?
- What authority do state attorneys general now have to enforce HIPAA provisions?
- What rights do individuals now have with respect to protected health information?
Stephen W. Bernstein
McDermott Will & Emery
He chairs the firm's HIPAA Practice Group. He specializes in e-health, deployment of electronic health record systems,... | Read More
He chairs the firm's HIPAA Practice Group. He specializes in e-health, deployment of electronic health record systems, health related matters impacted by the Internet, and HIPAA, as well as mergers, acquisitions, affiliations and joint ventures in the hospital and physician areas.Close
Gina M. Kastel
Faegre & Benson
She has a broad range of health law experience, including advising healthcare providers regarding information privacy... | Read More
She has a broad range of health law experience, including advising healthcare providers regarding information privacy issues and compliance with HIPAA.Close