HIPAA for Paralegals and Lawyers
Records, Releases and Other Requirements
Everyone who handles any electronic patient information should attend this live webinar on what HIPAA really means. Attend to learn why providers won't give you medical records; how HITECH changes make HIPAA directly applicable and your HIPAA obligations under the BAAs. You will hear the rules have changed and will continue to change and about the Security Rule obligations including risk analysis and safeguards. Discover how medical record release mechanisms work and the HIPAA requirements restrictions. You will also find out the top special medical record considerations including substance abuse, mental health and genetic information.
What You'll Learn
I. HIPAA: What it means and how it really works
A. HIPAA Background
B. Why providers won’t give you medical records
II. Lawyers/Law firms/Paralegals as “Business Associates”
A. HITECH changes make HIPAA directly applicable
B. Your HIPAA Obligations
1. Obligations under the BAAs you sign with your covered entity clients
2. Security Rule obligations:
a. Risk Analysis
c. Policies and procedures
3. Downstream “subcontractor” BAAs
III Medical Record Release mechanisms
A. HIPAA requirements and restrictions generally
B. HIPAA’s “subpoena rule”
C. Special medical record considerations (substance abuse, mental health, genetic information, HIV,
Jeff Drummond, Esq.
A partner in the health care section of Jackson Walker L.L.P, Mr. Drummond represents hospitals and other health care providers, physicians and physician groups. He regularly advises clients regarding compliance with health care, pharmaceutical and tax exemption laws and regulations including the federal Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute.
Mr. Drummond is a frequest speaker on medical record privacy and security issues and HIPAA. His popular blog, starting in 2002, can be found at www.hipaablog.blogspot.com. He holds a J.D. degree from The University Texas and a B.A. degree from the University of Dallas. Mr. Drummond can be contacted at 214.953.6000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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