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HIPAA Amendments in Federal Stimulus Bill Explained During Critical Health Care Compliance Association Two-Part Web Conference
Date:3/17/2009

Part 1 - Learn about Blockbuster Changes to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules March 30, 2009

Part 2 - Immediate Action Items You Need to Implement, April 9, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just when the health care industry thought its privacy and security programs were under control, the laws changed and now so must their compliance programs. To address these changes, the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) is offering a critical two-part Web Conference, "HIPAA Amendments in Federal Stimulus Bill: Part 1 - Learn About Blockbuster Changes to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules," March 30, 2009, 12 Noon Central; "Part 2 - Immediate Action Items You Need to Implement," April 9, 2009, 12 Noon Central, to review the significant privacy and security amendments contained in The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Stimulus Bill).

"These amendments could mean significant changes to health care providers' compliance programs," says Roy Snell, Chief Executive Officer of the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).

HCCA will provide a panel of hands-on experts to review the amendments in the Stimulus Bill signed into law on February 17, 2009 and how the changes will impact health care providers' compliance programs. Conference speakers include:

  • Marti Arvin, Privacy Officer, University of Louisville
  • Bruce Edwards, Information Security Officer, University of Louisville
  • Brett Short, Assistant Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, University of Kentucky Health Care

HIPAA Amendments in Federal Stimulus Bill Part I

On March 30, 2009, 12 Noon Central, Part 1 - Learn About Blockbuster Changes to HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules - HCCA's expert panel will outline and review the critical privacy and security changes, including:

  • Business associates will now have to fully comply with HIPAA privacy and security rules in the same manner as the "Covered Entities" that they serve (e.g., hospitals, physicians and health plans)
  • Requires Breach Notification
  • Increases fine and penalties
  • Changes to Civil Monetary Penalties (CMPs): $100 up to $25,000 / $1,000 up to $100,000 / $10,000 up to $250,000 / $50,000 up to $1,500,000

HIPAA Amendments in Federal Stimulus Bill - Part 2

On April 9, 2009, 12 Noon Central Part 2 - Immediate Action Items You Need to Implement - will address the "immediate action" items needed to implement the new provisions. Speakers will answer questions including:

  • What will it require to implement the breach notification provisions?
  • What do these changes mean for you and your business associates?
  • Should we expect increased enforcement and what does that mean to our programs?
  • Where will we go from here?

Web Conference Registration and Details

Join HCCA for both 90-minute parts of this Web Conference to learn important information and action requirements you need to know to implement the significant changes made to Privacy and Security regulations in the Federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the Stimulus Bill).

Click on the link below to register:

--Online Registration: http://tinyurl.com/dm8obs

--Brochure: http://tinyurl.com/d5u3nw

For More Information

Marlene Robinson

Health Care Compliance Association

6500 Barrie Road, Suite 250

Minneapolis, MN 55435

Toll-Free 888/580-8373

Dir: 952/405-7903

E-mail marlene.robinson@hcca-info.org

About the HCCA

The Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA), established in 1996, is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. It is a non-profit professional membership organization made up of compliance and ethics professionals working in the health care industry. HCCA is dedicated to improving the quality of compliance. Its mission is to champion ethical practice and compliance standards and to provide the necessary resources for ethics and compliance professionals and others who share these principles.

Visit HCCA's Web site at www.hcca-info.org. Tel: 888/580-8373.


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