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Webinar Replay: ‘Business Associates’ Redefined: What You Need to Know to Comply with Strengthened HIPAA Regulations

This webinar was held on April 26, 2016. 

Attention healthcare providers, managed care plans and other entities that are covered by HIPAA regulations pertaining to patient data. Your relationship with third-party contractors and other outside “business associates” is coming under increased regulatory scrutiny from the federal government. Revised HIPAA rules have created important new responsibilities and instituted new penalties related to “business associates” who handle personal health information or personal health records for covered entities.

During this webinar, HMA experts Heidi Robbins Brown and Margarita Pereyda, MD will outline the new regulations, provide a framework for protecting patient data, and present a set of best practices your organization and business associates can use in efforts to ensure HIPAA compliance.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the new enforcement tools and penalties established by the strengthened HIPAA regulations and identify your organization’s most likely areas of vulnerability.
  • Obtain best practices for contracting with business associates, monitoring HIPAA compliance and ensuring accountability.
  • Find out how to work collaboratively with business associates, agreeing upon clear expectations and keeping the lines of communication open in the event of a problem.
  • Learn how to identify business associates who aren’t in compliance with federal HIPAA regulations and help establish a plan of remediation.

HMA Speakers
Heidi Robbins Brown, JD, Principal, Seattle
Margarita Pereyda, MD, Principal, Southern California

Who Should Attend
Executives of Medicaid managed care plans, hospitals, health systems, and clinics serving Medicaid populations; state and federal regulators and healthcare policy analysts; Medicaid directors and staff; state and federal officials for public health.