Employers Guide to HIPAA

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    Speaker: Kristin Robinson


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    Duration: 60 Minutes
    Product Code: 50341
    Level: Intermediate

OVERVIEW

This 60-minute webinar is geared toward helping employers comply with the complex new privacy and security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the special problems they present for employers and other sponsors of group health plans. We’ll discuss federal restrictions on the use and disclosure of employees' health information and explains key terms, such as "protected health information" and "minimum necessary" disclosure. How to decipher HIPAA's security, transaction and related rules, and spell out how HIPAA interacts with other laws, such as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act. We’ll also discuss tips and techniques for saving time and money including compliance checklists, and best practices to help you avoid potentially costly pitfalls.

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND

The federal government passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, in 1996. The law protects the privacy of workers’ health information and streamlines aspects of healthcare administration. HIPAA affects almost every employer who offers employees a group health plan.

This webinar provides an overview of what employers need to know in order to administer HIPAA and stay in compliance in their workplaces. We’ll cover the major provisions of the regulation, including, healthcare access and portability, non-discrimination requirements, and privacy rules.

AREAS COVERED

  • Overview of HIPAA Privacy Requirements
  • Protected Health Information (PHI)
  • Uses and Disclosures
  • Authorization and Consent
  • Administrative Requirements
  • Enforcement and Liability Issues
  • Interaction with Federal Laws/State Laws

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Understand HIPAA
  • Learn how HIPAA applies to employees ... and to you
  • Learn exactly what the HIPAA security rules are—and who they apply to
  • Stay in compliance and be confident you’re addressing new requirements
  • Discover the specific circumstances when you can disclose a person’s information without prior consent
  • Learn the importance of identifying who in your company is allowed access to sensitive employee health information and who definitely is not

WHO WILL BENEFIT

HR professionals, managers and supervisors, small business owners.

SPEAKER

Years of Experience: 15+

Areas of Expertise: HR Compliance and Procedures

Kristin Robinson, MBA, SPHR, is president of Cadence Human Resource Management, LLC an HR consultancy group working with companies of all sizes and industries to strengthen their human resources function. Cadence is an integrated partner with the company’s leadership, focused on delivering measurable results with highly creative, non-conventional tools and ideas to get to the next level focusing on HR compliance and HR processes and procedures.

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