DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
200 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
Public Affairs Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: CMS Press Office
May 1, 2003 (202) 690-6145
CMS PLANS HIPAA READINESS WORKSH0P
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will hold a one-day Health Care
Provider HIPAA (Health Insurance and Portability Act) Readiness Workshop in
Princeton, New Jersey on Thursday, May 22, 2003.
The workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Westin Princeton at
Forrestal Village Hotel in Princeton, NJ. The workshop is free. However, participants are
responsible for their own hotel accommodations.
CMS, along with the NJ SHORE WEDI/SNP, recognizes the importance of increasing
awareness of HIPAA’s administration simplification requirements among those
impacted by the Act. The workshop is aimed at meeting the information needs of
physicians and individual practitioners.
This workshop will focus on implementing the critical electronic transactions and code
set requirements by:
Helping participants understand what HIPAA means to THEM
Explaining who is covered by the regulation and who is not
Understanding what HIPAA electronic data interchange means to the small provider
Phases of HIPAA Implementation
Testing and Certification
Providing checklists to prepare for meeting the October 16, 2003 HIPAA Electronic
Transactions and Code Sets Deadline
Delivering a special session on Security
To register for the workshop via email please send your requests to email@example.com
or you can fax your request to 410-944-3868. Please include your name, e-mail address if
applicable; company name, title, and address with your registration request. For hotel
reservations call the Westin Princeton at 1-888-627-7036. Be sure to mention the name of
the conference if reserving a room.