2022 HIPAA privacy training

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About this course

HIPAA stands for “Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act” (HIPAA). President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law on August 21, 1996. It is said to be the most significant act of Federal legislation to affect the health care industry since Medicare and Medicaid were rolled out in 1965. The law officially became effective on July 1, 1997.
HIPAA required the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop regulations to protect the privacy and security of certain health information.

Who Must Comply With HIPAA Laws

The following is a specific list of who needs to be HIPAA compliant:

  • Covered healthcare providers (hospitals, clinics, regional health services, individual medical practitioners) who carry out transactions in electronic form
  • Healthcare clearinghouses (billing services, repricing companies, community health management information systems, information systems, and value-added networks)
  • Health plans (including insurers, HMOs, Medicaid, Medicare prescription drug card sponsors, flexible spending accounts, public health authority, in addition to employers, schools or universities who collect, store or transmit e-PHI, or electronic protected health information)
  • Company business associates (including private sector vendors and third-party administrators)

Who Is Not Required to Follow These Laws

Many organizations that have health information about you do not have to follow these laws. Examples of organizations that do not have to follow the Privacy and Security Rules include:

  • Life insurers
  • Employers
  • Workers compensation carriers
  • Most schools and school districts
  • Many state agencies like child protective service agencies
  • Most law enforcement agencies
  • Many municipal offices

Course Components

This course is a summary of key elements of the HIPAA rules and not a complete and comprehensive guide to compliance. Entities regulated by the Rule are obligated to comply with all of its applicable requirements and should not rely on this summary as a source of legal information or advice.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • HIPAA Law Components
  • Privacy and Security Rule
  • Protecting Patients' Privacy
  • Covered Entities
  • Personal Rights
  • Good Privacy Practices
  • Protected Information
  • Sharing Health Information
  • Protected Healthcare Identifier
  • Healthcare Clearing House
  • Electronic Protected Health Information
  • Non-Compliance Enforcement
  • Training Requirements
  • Filing Complaints
  • Civil Money and Criminal Penalties
  • Administrative, Physical, and Technical Safeguards
  • Employers and Health Information in the Workplace

What you will learn

  • HIPAA Law Components
  • Privacy and Security Rule
  • Protecting Patients' Privacy
  • Covered Entities
  • Personal Rights
  • Good Privacy Practices
  • Protected Information
  • Sharing Health Information
  • Protected Healthcare Identifier
  • Healthcare Clearing House
  • Electronic Protected Health Information
  • Non-Compliance Enforcement
  • Training Requirements
  • Filing Complaints
  • Civil Money and Criminal Penalties
  • Administrative, Physical, and Technical Safeguards
  • Employers and Health Information in the Workplace

Course Curriculum

HIPAA Overview
Learning objectives in this module include: * Discuss the scope of the standard and its application. * List and define some of the primary terms used in the standard.

  • What is HIPAA?
    01:00:00
  • Privacy Rule
  • Protecting Patients’ Privacy
  • Security Rule
  • Security Rule Coverage
  • Health Plans
  • HIPAA Privacy
  • Protected Healthcare Identifiers (PHI)
  • PHI Locations
  • Good Privacy Practices

Your personal rights under HIPAA
Most of us believe our medical and other health information is private and should be protected. Most of us also want to know who has access to this private information. The Privacy Rule gives you rights over your health information and sets rules and limits on who can look at and receive your health information.

Healthcare Provider Responsibilities

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