Seat Time: 2hrs
This course details the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and outlines the impact it has on the financial industry. It features information relating to security provisions, entities affected by HIPAA, and how financial institutions can comply with the act. Upon completion of this course, the learner will have a better understanding of the following:
- Business Associates
- Exceptions to HIPAA
- HIPAA Penalties
T1. What is the HITECH Act?: This topic will introduce the learner to the HITECH Act and outline the goals of the act, how it changes the relationship between financial institutions and health care providers, requirements for security officers and describes penalties introduced by the act.
T2. Security and Breach Provisions: This topic features information regarding breaches, clarifies when breach notifications must occur, describes entities that are responsible for ensuring compliance with regulations, and lists exceptions to these provisions.
T3. Business Associates: This topic offers a comprehensive description of what classifies a business associate, why provisions are necessary, and how financial institutions and healthcare providers can communicate to ensure compliance.
T4. Enforcement and Accountability: Upon successful completion of this topic, the learner will be well-informed of HIPAA enforcement and the HITECH Act, statesÆ rights, examination procedures carried out by auditors, and financial institution accountability stemming from non-compliance with the HITECH Act.
T5. Being Compliant: This topic features detailed information of medical banking, how the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) is used in relation to HIPAA, business associate contracts and agreements, and risks associated with medical banking.
T6. Implementing HIPAA: This topic gives the learner a comprehensive understanding of breach protection, the dangers of using a paper-based system for PHI, recent provisions made to HIPAA, and how financial institutions can ensure compliance with HIPAA.
T7. Exceptions to HIPAA: This topic will ensure that the learner understands exceptions to HIPAA, lists specific instances in which a plan is not a covered entity, defines marketing, and outlines exceptions regarding state law.
T8. HIPAA Penalties: This topic details penalties associated with HIPAA, specific categories and levels of punishment for non-compliance, and criminal penalties that can be enforced if a financial institution fails to abide by provisions set by HIPAA.