This webinar will discuss the significant changes to the HIPAA rules for business associates, the new challenges for HIPAA covered entities and business associates, and new risks for non-compliance and penalties.
Why you should attend:
Since the new regulations have expanded the obligations of HIPAA business associates, it is now more important than ever to carefully consider whether a BA designation is appropriate or not – business associate agreements are not to be entered into lightly. The new requirements have a direct impact on what needs to be put into the business associate agreements you establish.
In addition, other changes put into effect new rights of individuals to receive electronic copies of information held electronically, ask for certain restrictions on disclosures, and other capabilities that business associates may need to provide for their covered entity clients. All covered entities, and now, business associates of covered entities as well, need to review their HIPAA compliance, policies, and procedures to see if they are prepared to meet the changes in the rules.
In addition, business associates have emerged as a leading source of health information breaches, and this course will discuss what covered entities should do to ensure good practices by their business associates in order to avoid the considerable expense of breaches.