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    Live Webinar          on

     The New HIPAA Audit Protocol - What It Takes To Be Ready For An
     Audit

    Date & Time:                                                                                                                   

     Wednesday, September 26,
     2012
                                     10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT                              Register Now                         


     Duration: 90 Minutes            Instructor: Jim Sheldon Dean

     Location: Online                Price : $195.00   (for one participant)
                                                                                         Instructor Profile:


                                                                                                    Jim Sheldon Dean
    Overview:
                                                                                                   Director of Compliance
    In this session we will discuss the HIPAA audit and enforcement                                Services, Lewis Creek
    processes and how they apply to covered entities and business                                       Systems, LLC
    associates, and the new random HIPAA compliance audit program in
    particular. We will review the new audit processes and discuss what                  Jim Sheldon-Dean is the founder
    will be asked in an audit and how. Protocols and the questions                       and director of compliance services
    asked at recent audits will be explained.                                            at Lewis Creek Systems, LLC, a
                                                                                         Vermont-based consulting firm
                                                                                         founded in 1982, providing
       l   We will explain the enforcement regulations and their recent
                                                                                         information privacy and security
           changes that increase fines and create new penalty levels,                    regulatory compliance services to
           including new penalties for willful neglect of compliance that                health care firms and businesses
           begin at $10,000. We will discuss what information and                        throughout the Northeast and
           documentation needs to be prepared in advance so that you                     nationally. Sheldon-Dean’s firm
           can be ready for an audit without notice. Sample information                  provides a variety of advisory,
           request forms and questions asked at prior audits will be                     training, assessment, policy
                                                                                         development, project management
           presented.
                                                                                         and mitigation services for a number
       l   The session will also cover how to know if you may become
                                                                                         of health care providers, businesses,
           the subject of an audit or enforcement action, and what you
                                                                                         universities, small and large
           can do to help limit your exposure. We will discuss how most                  hospitals, urban and rural mental
           enforcement actions come about and what can be done to                        health and social service agencies,
           prevent incidents that lead to enforcement.                                   health insurance plans and health
       l   The HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification                          care business associates. He serves
           regulations and how they will be audited will be explained.                   on the HIMSS Information Systems
                                                                                         Security Workgroup, the Workgroup
           Documentation requirements for compliance will be explored
                                                                                         for Electronic Data Interchange
           and a framework of security policies necessary for compliance
                                                                                         Privacy and Security Workgroup,
           will be presented.
                                                                                         and co-chairs the WEDI HIPAA
       l   The results of prior HHS audits (and their penalties) will be                 Updates sub-workgroup. He is a
           discussed, including recent actions involving multi-million dollar            frequent speaker regarding HIPAA
           fines and settlments. A plan for attaining compliance will be                 and information privacy and security
           presented. The steps to follow to prepare for an audit and                    compliance issues at seminars and
           respond to an audit request will be outlined. In addition,                    conferences, including speaking
                                                                                         engagements at AHIMA national
           upcoming trends in information security risks will be discussed.
                                                                                         conventions and WEDI national
       l   This session will prepare health care professionals so they can
                                                                                         conferences, and before the New
           quickly and properly respond to audits and minimize any
                                                                                         York Metropolitan Chapter of the
           issues related to responding to audit requests, based on the                  Healthcare Financial Management
           latest information from HHS and entities that have been                       Association, Health Information
           recently audited.                                                             Management Associations of New
                                                                                         York City, New York State, and
                                                                                         Vermont, the Connecticut Hospital
    Areas Covered in the Session:                                                        Association, and the Hospital and
                                                                                         Health System Association of
                                                                                         Pennsylvania. Sheldon-Dean has
       l   Fines and penalties for violations of the HIPAA regulations                   nearly 30 years of experience in
           have been significantly increased and now include mandatory                   policy analysis and implementation,
           fines for willful negligence that begin at $10,000 minimum.                   business process analysis,
                                                                                         information systems and software
       l   HIPAA Audits have been few and far between in the past, but
                                                                                         development. His experience
           that's now changing - the HHS is now auditing HIPAA covered
                                                                                         includes leading the development of
           entities and business associates even if there have been no                   health care related Web sites;
           complaints or problems reported.                                              award-winning, best-selling
       l   Find out what the audit process is, what HHS OCR is likely to                 commercial utility software; and
           ask you if you are selected for an audit, and what you'll have                mission-critical, fault-tolerant
           to have prepared already when they do.                                        communications satellite control
       l   Find out what the rules are that you need to comply with and                  systems. In addition, he has eight
                                                                                         years of experience doing hands-on
           what policies you can adopt that can help you come into
                                                                                         medical work as a Vermont certified
           compliance.
                                                                                         volunteer emergency medical
       l   Learn how the HIPAA rules have changed and how you may                        technician. Sheldon-Dean received
           need to change how you work to keep up with them.                             his B.S. degree, summa cum laude,
       l   Learn how having a good compliance process can help you                       from the University of Vermont and
           stay compliant more easily.                                                   his master’s degree from the
       l   Find out what you'll need to have documented to survive an                    Massachusetts Institute of
           audit and avoid fines.                                                        Technology....more
     l   Find out what you'll need to think about to deal with future
         threats to the security of patient information.
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     l   Compliance director
     l   CEO                                                                                         
     l   CFO
     l   Privacy Officer
     l   Security Officer
     l   Information Systems Manager
     l   HIPAA Officer
     l   Chief Information Officer
     l   Health Information Manager
     l   Healthcare Counsel/lawyer
     l   Office Manager


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Description: In this session we will discuss the HIPAA audit and enforcement processes and how they apply to covered entities and business associates, and the new random HIPAA compliance audit program in particular. We will review the new audit processes and discuss what will be asked in an audit and how. Protocols and the questions asked at recent audits will be explained.