OCR Launches Phase 2 HIPAA Audits for Covered Entities and Business Associates: Are You Ready?
Developing, Ensuring and Documenting HIPAA and HITECH Privacy and Security Compliance; Lessons Learned From Phase 1
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance for healthcare counsel on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Phase 2 HIPAA audits, including preparing for OCR audits, conducting self-audits, and minimizing the risks of HIPAA noncompliance.
- Phase 2 HIPAA audits
- Audit process
- Lessons learned from past audits
- Preparing for an OCR audit
- Conducting a self-audit
- Policies addressing privacy
- Security of PHI
- Reporting procedures
- Best practices for identifying and minimizing risks of noncompliance
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the practical lessons from OCR’s Phase 1 audits?
- What steps should covered entities and business associates take to prepare for OCR audits?
- What practices should covered entities and business associates employ to successfully navigate a Phase 2 audit?
Bruce D. Armon
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Mr. Armon is Chair of his firm's Health Care Practice and concentrates his practice in corporate... | Read More
Mr. Armon is Chair of his firm's Health Care Practice and concentrates his practice in corporate healthcare law. He counsels physicians, physician groups, hospitals, ancillary providers, healthcare entrepreneurs and insurers in a host of matters including, drafting, editing and negotiating contracts, statutory and regulatory compliance matters including HIPAA implementation, fraud and abuse statutes, and payment and reimbursement issues. He regularly lectures on healthcare-related legal issues, and writes articles and handbooks for multiple publications. He is regularly quoted in publications regarding healthcare legal and regulatory issues.Close
Vice Chair, Health Care Practice Group
Ms. Bayus represents and counsels health care entities and providers in transactional, regulatory and... | Read More
Ms. Bayus represents and counsels health care entities and providers in transactional, regulatory and administrative matters. She regularly assists clients with compliance matters, including training and counseling on HIPAA, assessing and managing HIPAA breaches and negotiating Business Associate Agreements. She also regularly provides counseling on compliance with the health care fraud and abuse statutes, including the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the federal Stark Law and related state laws and regulations.Close
Samuel C. Cohen
Mr. Cohen's practice focuses on counseling clients regarding compliance with health care fraud and abuse laws, with... | Read More
Mr. Cohen's practice focuses on counseling clients regarding compliance with health care fraud and abuse laws, with an emphasis on the Stark law and anti-kickback statute. He also advises clients on internal and external investigations, particularly investigations related to the False Claims Act, as well as on the HIPAA regulations, reimbursement issues, licensing requirements, and other compliance matters. He helps health care clients respond to government subpoenas, address related compliance issues, and negotiate associated settlement agreements and corporate integrity agreements. He also assists clients with drafting, implementing, and evaluating both fraud and abuse and HIPAA compliance programs.Close