Since 1996, The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has been a critical linchpin in maintaining security and privacy within the healthcare industry. The cyber threat landscape has evolved in numerous ways since then, and with it, the requirements for healthcare compliance have changed. These changes include the addition of new rules and more stringent enforcement of the HIPAA rules.
In addition to these changing requirements and rules, the specifics of attaining and maintaining HIPAA compliance vary depending on your organization- this is especially true for healthcare business associates such as CPAs.
In this webinar, HIPAA for Business Associates like CPAs, we will discuss the specifics of HIPAA compliance for CPAs, including what actions are required to attain and maintain HIPAA compliance, the history of HIPAA and its sequential rules, and the risks of falling out of compliance.
Participants will have a better understanding of the evolution of the HIPAA rules over the last two decades.
Participants will have a better understanding of why business associates like CPAs are required to follow the HIPAA security and privacy rules.
Participants will have a better understanding of what a HIPAA breach is, how it should be reported and the urgency of enforcement from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights.
Participants will leave the session with practical steps on how to implement the HIPAA rules and demonstrate compliance with stakeholders.
HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)
CPAs that access, process, store or transmit electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) / medical records of US residents. Any third-party business associate that access, process, store or transmit electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI) / medical records of US residents.