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HIPAA Myths and Misconceptions in 2019
March 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Do you ever get confused about what is actually required by HIPAA and the HITECH Act? You are not alone. Although HIPAA has required compliance since 2003, there is still confusion about what physician offices can and cannot do with patient information. Penalties for HIPAA violations range from $100 to $1 million per violation, so there’s no wonder individuals in healthcare are concerned about the way patient information is used and shared with others. HIPAA was never intended to stop the appropriate use/disclosure of patient information, but the fear of making a mistake and releasing too much information has unfortunately, in some cases, hindered patient care.
Join AMS and SVMIC’s HIPAA expert, Loretta Duncan, for a one-hour webinar that will address some of the most commonly confused parts of HIPAA and the HITECH Act. Some of the topics included in this program include:
- Releasing patient information for treatment, including information received from other physicians.
- Access to minors and deceased patient records.
- Acceptable charges for copies of records.
- Communicating with patients’ family and friends.
- Mental health and substance abuse records.
Time will be allocated at the end of the program, for attendees to ask their specific questions. You will not want to miss this opportunity to get all your HIPAA-related questions answered.
Loretta Duncan, MS, FACMPE, CHC
Loretta is a Senior Medical Practice Consultant with the Medical Practice Services department of SVMIC. She has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare, and currently specializes in regulatory compliance with an emphasis on HIPAA and the HITECH Act. She has an M.S. in health law and policy, is a board-certified Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives and is certified in healthcare compliance.
Cost for the webinar is $139 for AMS member physician or their office manager, and $239 for non-members. Register for the event below:
Webinar Instructions: This webinar is one-hour in length and starts at 12 p.m. Prior to the webinar you will receive instructions by email on how to dial-in your telephone and computer internet connection. The web conference format brings you audio over the phone while viewing the speaker’s slide presentation on the web. Multiple individuals from the same facility may participate in the webinar using the same telephone line. The use of additional telephone lines per clinic or location requires an additional registration fee.