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MCIC Press Release

March 25, 2009


New Tougher HIPAA Rules To Be Subject of Audio Webcast April 7

MANASQUAN, NJ -- March 25, 2009: The most significant changes to the HIPAA privacy law since its inception was signed into law by President Obama as part of the new stimulus package approved by both houses of Congress.

All covered entities will be affected by the HIPAA provisions included in the economic American Recover and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

A new audio webcast program “New Tougher HIPAA Rules: How to Meet Compliance Regulations Under the Economic Stimulus Package” has been organized to brief all covered healthcare entities on the significant HIPAA changes that have taken effect.

The program is scheduled Tuesday, April 7, 2009 from 1:30-2:30 PM EDT.

The HIPAA Privacy Rule protects all "individually identifiable health information" held or transmitted by a covered entity or its business associate, in any form or media, whether electronic, paper, or oral. The Privacy Rule calls this information “protected health information” (PHI).

These new provisions under ARRA include:

  • Stronger enforcement of HIPAA;
  • Harsher monetary penalties for privacy and security violations;
  • Newly expanded notification requirements;
  • Expansion of the main provisions of HIPAA privacy and security rules to apply directly to business associates of covered entities;
  • And, new requirements for accounting for PHI disclosures.

For complete details on the audio webcast program visit: http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/edu/hipaa09.htm

During the webcast experts will describe and discuss the new provisions of the HIPAA law in the stimulus package and how to stay compliant and reduce an organization’s risk for penalties and audits.

What changes should your organization be making to stay HIPAA compliant?

The speakers are Stephen W. Bernstein, Esq., Partner with the McDermott Will & Emery LLP law firm, and Kathy LePar RN, MBA, Vice President of Professional Services with Beacon Partners.

Agenda

  • Review and explanation of the key provisions of the new stimulus package relating to HIPAA
  • Details on the increased penalties, heightened federal enforcement, and audits for HIPAA violators
  • Breach notification laws and how they apply to covered entities, business associates and personal health record vendors.
  • New accounting requirements for PHI disclosure
  • Increased notification requirements for breaches of PHI
  • New restrictions on the uses of PHI in marketing
  • LIVE question and answer session

For complete details on the audio webcast program visit: http://www.healthresourcesonline.com/edu/hipaa09.htm

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