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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) (HP2021)


Author(s): Patsy Barnes, RN, BA


Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCAPP, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRCC, CRRN, CVRP, Delaware BON, MCBAP-Related, MSCC, NAADAC, RNs, VRA-Canada


Credit Hours: 2


Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) required the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop regulations protecting the privacy and security of certain health information. Since then, with the changing environment of the medical system, changes and additions have been made to the original Act.

With the evolution of technologies involved in the medical community, new rules have emerged to cover those means of communicating with patients. Research continues, leading to the Common Rule covering privacy and security of patients who participate in research. Public safety has been addressed with changes in the reporting to governmental agencies of those persons who should not be allowed to purchase firearms due to mental illness. Most recently, the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic have forced changes to the HIPAA compliance.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) required the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop regulations protecting the privacy and security of certain health information. Since then, with the changing environment of the medical system, changes and additions have been made to the original Act.

With the evolution of technologies involved in the medical community, new rules have emerged to cover those means of communicating with patients. Research continues, leading to the Common Rule covering privacy and security of patients who participate in research. Public safety has been addressed with changes in the reporting to governmental agencies of those persons who should not be allowed to purchase firearms due to mental illness. Most recently, the opioid epidemic and the COVID-19 pandemic have forced changes to the HIPPA compliance.



Course Objectives

  1. Describe the HIPAA law and its components

  2. List those entities that are required to follow HIPAA law and those who are considered business associates under the HIPAA law

  3. State the one exception to the HIPAA law requirements

  4. State the two objectives for 2017 for the Office of Civil Rights in relationship to HIPAA law

  5. Discuss special situations regarding the HIPAA law including cloud computing and the opioid epidemic

  6. Explain the new "Common Rule" and its effective changes in research under HIPPA

  7. Present the new requirements for computer systems and HIPPA rules regarding portable devices used in patient care

  8. Explain some of the exceptions of HIPPA as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic

Course Outline

  1. HIPAA - Privacy and Security Rules

  2. Changes to HIPAA Law

  3. Questions and Answers about HIPAA Laws & Workers' Compensation

  4. Special Considerations Under the HIPAA Law

  5. The Common Rule

  6. Electronic changes and HIPPA regulations regarding mobile devices

  7. Exceptions in HIPPA regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

Course Price

$16.00

Customer Testimonial

Excellent class. Exceptional staff delivering invaluable guidance. I give it a AAA plus! Thank you.
Faye M.