New! - Modified HIPAA Compliance during the COVID-19 Emergency

Maggie Hales J.D. is a Keynote Speaker at Compliance Key. She is a lawyer specializing in health information privacy and security. As CEO of ET&C Group, LLC she advises health care providers and business associates in 36 states, Canada, Egypt, India and the EU, using The HIPAA E-Tool to deliver up to date policies, forms and training on everything related to HIPAA compliance. The HIPAA E-Tool, an Internet-based, complete HIPAA compliance solution with separate editions for Covered Entities, Business Associates, Health Plans and Third Party Administrators.


This webinar is approved for 1.0 CLE credits.

This webinar will be up to date on the day it is presented because we continuously track the modifications announced on almost a daily basis to Health Information Privacy Regulations to deal with the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. continue to be announced on almost a daily basis by OCR, HHS and CMS. New Federal guidance from OCR, CMS, HHS and the CDC announces temporary emergency changes while explaining how existing HIPAA Rules for public health emergencies are to be followed. important Federal guidance. Telehealth is expanding rapidly to cover new categories of patients with new rules for reimbursement. There is special guidance for first responders, EMS, Law Enforcement, Public Health Authorities, SAMHSA covered providers treating Substance Use Disorders and Business Associates.

All Covered Entities and Business Associates need to know how to take advantage of the new temporary HIPAA compliance procedures and refresh their familiarity with HIPAA Rules designed for the current public health crisis.
Emergency HIPAA waivers were established to lessen administrative burdens and expand ways our health care system can care for an enormously increased number of patients.

Modifications to Health Information Privacy and Security Rules and reimbursement funds for expanded services that would have been unimaginable two months ago are in place and extremely helpful. But care must be taken to understand and document compliance with all these changes.

This webinar is designed to help you take advantage of the dramatic changes and stay safe while we all face and defeat this Public Health emergency together.

Why should you attend this webinar?

You should attend this webinar to learn how to take advantage of the new, temporary HIPAA waivers designed to reduce stress and patient surge during the COVID-19 outbreak and brush up on HIPAA Rules for use and disclosure of PHI that apply to Public Health Emergencies. The webinar will include all modifications to HIPAA made up to the date it is presented. Don't miss the opportunity to learn how HIPAA and related health information privacy rules have changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and how you can provide health care services more efficiently to a larger number of patients while still complying with HIPAA.

You also will receive handouts providing more detail and links to resources supplementing information presented in the webinar.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Brief review of basic HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule requirements for Uses and Disclosures of Protected health Information (PHI) that remain in effect and apply in a public health emergency like the COVID-19 infectious disease outbreak to protect providers, first responders and patients
  • New temporary modifications relaxing HIPAA enforcement during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency 
  • New modifications that encourage widespread use of Telehealth during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency applicable to all medical conditions and providers of Home Health and Hospice care
  • New CMS Telehealth temporary reimbursement guidance
  • OCR guidance allowing Providers to use commercially available video chat apps to provide Telehealth services to patients in any location and on any health care topic - not limited to COVID-19
  • Best practices for employing Telehealth and HIPAA waivers during the during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
  • Special conditions for disclosure of SUD information for treatment without written consent of the patient issued by SAMHSA
  • HIPAA waivers of patient Privacy Rule rights available to hospitals that institute their disaster protocol for 72 hours after institution of the disaster protocol
  • New FCC Declaratory Ruling regarding specific types of Emergency Health Care Calls and Texts without prior express consent of called party

Who can Benefit:

  • Health Care Covered Entities
    • Health Care Providers
    • Hospitals
    • Clinics
    • Health Care Practices of all types and sizes
    • Physical, Occupational and Behavioral Therapists
    • Home Health and Hospice providers
  • Health Plans
    • Group Health Plan Administrators
    • Third Party Group Health Plan Administrators
    • Health Plan Administrators
  • Personnel
    • Executive Management - all Covered Entities
    • Compliance Committee - Covered Entity Board of Trustees
    • Practice Managers - Covered Entities
    • Attorneys for Covered Entities - In-house and Outside Counsel
    • Chief Compliance Officer - all Covered Entities
    • HIPAA Compliance Officials - Privacy and Security
    • Patient Engagement and Marketing Specialists
    • Patient Outreach Coordinators
    • Risk Managers 
    • Covered Entity Owners and Senior Management
    • Compliance Committee - Physician, Practitioner-owned Covered Entities
  • Vendors and Business Associates 
    • Billing companies
    • Collection Agencies
    • Practice Management Companies
    • Health Care Marketing Consultants
    • Health Care Compliance Consultants
    • Attorneys for Business Associates - In-house and Outside Counsel

Webinar Id: CKMH001

Training Options:

Duration: 60 mins


 10:00 AM PT | 01:00 PM ET

 Single Attendee: [Only for one participant]

$110 (Live)                    $204 (Live + Recorded)

 Multiple Attendee: [For a group of 2-5 participants]

$275 (Live)                    $567 (Live + Recorded)

 Corporate Attendee: [For a group of 6-10 Participants]

$570 (Live)                    $902 (Live + Recorded)

 Recorded: [Six month unlimited access]

$167 (Single Attendee) $349 (Unlimited Attendee)

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