September 22, 2009 at 1:00 PM EDT Eastern
NEW! Regulations were issued August 24th regarding notification requirements for breaches of unsecured PHI. The regulations are effective September 23, 2009. The regulations generally affect "covered entities" such as employer health plans (e.g., medical, dental, vision, and health flexible spending accounts) and their business associates under the HIPAA privacy and security rules.
Under the new regulations, certain breaches of unsecured PHI that may cause financial, reputational, or other harm to an individual must be reported to the individual and to the Federal government. A covered entity is required to train its workforce with respect to the new breach notice requirements, provide for a complaint procedure, set up breach notification policies and procedures, and meet other requirements in the new regulations.
Join Ric Joyner, David Smith and Tom Jacobs for a 90 minute live webcast and find out how employers with group health plans should act now.
- Know how to update written HIPAA policies and procedures.
- Revise business associate agreements.
- Conduct training