Fact or Fiction: 12 HIPAA Myths that Threaten the Safety of Your PHI and Payments

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Compliance penalties have grown 500 times in the last 8 yrs – Stop your practice from being the next statistic.

Is HIPAA a female hippopotamus or a government compliance program? If you and your staff aren’t sure or are still spelling the program with two Ps, it’s time to find out why compliance is everyone in a practice’s responsibility – and the millions of dollars at risk if you ignore this government mandate.

The US government requires practice’s to put policies and procedures in place for both privacy and security. From failing to have a compliance plan in use or a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) in place, civil fines can range from $100-$50,000 or more per violation to millions for PHI revealed due to stolen laptops or breached servers.

You’ll learn:

  • What you should do to prevent Ransomware
  • Suspect a breach? Take these steps
  • Verbal policies alone = noncompliance.
  • My staff don’t need HIPAA education. Think again!
  • Easy way to get a foot up on documenting policie.

Get the essentials to get a better understanding of how HIPAA applies to your practice and the requirements it places on your operations. Attend this session to protect protected health information (PHI) privacy and security in your practice with strategies to:

  • Create a very basic HIPAA security action plan
  • Get ready for OCR audits – it’s a matter of when you’ll be audited.
  • Step up security with myth busters.

About The Speaker:

Martin Ignatovski 
Chief Compliance Officer

Martin Ignatovski serves as a Chief Compliance Officer for Eye Care Leaders. In this role, he is responsible for leading the internal processes for promoting and ensuring ECL’s compliance with laws, regulations, company policies and contracts, including chairing the global compliance committee which oversees its compliance risk management and internal complaint reporting programs. He is also responsible for implementing ECL’s policies and procedures, including its HIPAA and HiTRUST Information Security framework, and making sure they are communicated and trained upon across the organization.

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Who Should Attend:

Everyone in an eye care practice is responsible for protecting and safeguarding PHI. You’ll all want to kick start your compliance by attending this HIPAA Compliance ACBs including:

  • Practice Owner
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Compliance officer
  • Information technology
  • Technician
  • Scribe
  • Biller
  • Optician

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