HIPAA for Healthcare Workers SERIES
UPDATED in 2014


UPDATED SERIES INFO: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 received significant changes made to it as a part of the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Medcoms three-part series "HIPAA for Healthcare Workers has been updated to reflect these changes. The following table provides a brief description of the changes to HIPAA as a result of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and explained in the series.


CHANGE: Security Rules Apply Directly to Business Associates and Privacy Provisions Apply Directly to Business Associates DESCRIPTION: Business associates must comply directly with many of HIPAA's Security Rules.

Change: New Security Breach Notification Rules DESCRIPTION: A covered entity or business associate that has a specified security breach will be required to notify each individual affected by the security breach.

Change: Education on Health Information Privacy DESCRIPTION: HHS must designate an individual in each regional office to offer guidance and education on the rights and responsibilities related to federal privacy and security rules.

Change: Changes to Restriction Request Rules DESCRIPTION: Previously, HIPAA allows an individual to request that certain PHI not be used by a covered entity or business associate; but the covered entity could decline all such requests. Now, a covered entity must comply with the restriction request within certain parameters.

Change: New Provisions Regarding Electronic Health Records DESCRIPTION: If a covered entity uses or maintains an electronic health record ("EHR"), an individual has the right to obtain copies in an "electronic format".

Change: Prohibition on Sale of EHR or PHI DESCRIPTION: A covered entity or business associate is prohibited from directly or indirectly being paid for any EHR or PHI (protected health information) unless it receives a HIPAA compliant authorization from the individual.

Change: New Restrictions on Marketing and Fundraising DESCRIPTION: Protected health information cannot be used to send marketing and fundraising materials to individuals.

Change: Breach Notification Requirement by Vendors and other Non-Covered Entities DESCRIPTION: The new rules also cover any "vendor of "personal health records and are enforced by the FTC.

Change: Increase in Civil Monetary Penalties DESCRIPTION: The civil monetary penalties are significantly increased.

Change: State Attorney General Private Right of Action for HIPAA Violations DESCRIPTION: The law creates a private cause-of-action for non-compliance, which could be brought by state attorney generals on behalf of affected patients.

Change: Audits DESCRIPTION: Under the stimulus bill, HHS must provide for periodic audits to ensure compliance.

Change: Individuals Can Receive Compensation for Breaches DESCRIPTION: Individuals affected by a HIPAA violation will be able to receive a percentage of any fine.

Price: $679.00 USD

Product ID: MED817
Media: DVD
Year: 2014
Language: English
Tags: Legal Aspects of Nursing
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