CMS and HIPAA Telehealth Changes for the COVID-19 Emergency

Paul R. Hales
Instructor: Paul R. Hales
Date: Monday November 23, 2020
Time:

10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST

Duration: 60 Minutes
Webinar Id: 602409

Price Details

Live Webinar
$139. One Attendee
$299. Unlimited Attendees
Recorded Webinar
$179. One Attendee
$379. Unlimited Attendees
Combo Offers   (Live + Recorded)
$269 $318   One Attendee
$599 $678   Unlimited Attendees

Unlimited Attendees: Any number of participants

Recorded Version: Unlimited viewing for 6 months (Access information will be emailed 24 hours after the completion of live webinar)

Overview:

This webinar will be up to date on the day it is presented because we continuously track the modifications announced on almost a daily basis to Health Information Privacy Regulations to deal with the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Continue to be announced on almost a daily basis by OCR, HHS and CMS.

New Federal guidance from OCR, CMS, HHS and the CDC announces temporary emergency changes while explaining how existing HIPAA Rules for public health emergencies are to be followed. important Federal guidance.


Telehealth is expanding rapidly to cover new categories of patients with new rules for reimbursement. There is special guidance for first responders, EMS, Law Enforcement, Public Health Authorities, SAMHSA covered providers treating Substance Use Disorders and Business Associates.

All Covered Entities and Business Associates need to know how to take advantage of the new temporary HIPAA compliance procedures and refresh their familiarity with HIPAA Rules designed for the current public health crisis.

Emergency HIPAA waivers were established to lessen administrative burdens and expand ways our health care system can care for an enormously increased number of patients.

Modifications to Health Information Privacy and Security Rules and reimbursement funds for expanded services that would have been unimaginable two months ago are in place and extremely helpful. But care must be taken to understand and document compliance with all these changes.

This webinar is designed to help you take advantage of the dramatic changes and stay safe while we all face and defeat this Public Health emergency together.

Why you should Attend:

You should attend this webinar to learn how to take advantage of the new, temporary Telehealth modifications designed to reduce stress and patient surge during the COVID-19 outbreak. You will receive valuable handouts providing more detail and links to up to date resources that supplement information presented in the webinar.

Brush up on HIPAA Privacy Rules that remain in full force and effect and were designed for use and disclosure of PHI during Public Health Emergencies. The webinar will include all Telehealth modifications made up to the date it is presented.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how Telehealth reimbursement and health information privacy rules have changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. See how you can provide health care services more efficiently to a larger number of patients, comply with HIPAA and be paid for your services.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • COVID-19 Telehealth Modification Resources
  • HIPAA Privacy Rule and Security Rule Brief review of basic HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule requirements for Uses and Disclosures of Protected health Information (PHI) that remain in effect and apply in a public health emergency like the COVID-19 infectious disease outbreak to protect providers, first responders and patients
  • OCR Suspension of Telehealth-related HIPAA Enforcement New temporary modifications relaxing HIPAA enforcement during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency - OCR guidance allowing Providers to use commercially available video chat apps to provide Telehealth services to patients in any location and on any health care topic - not limited to COVID-19
  • CMS Telehealth Service Modifications
  • Up to date CMS modifications and reimbursement codes that encourage widespread use of Telehealth during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency applicable to all medical conditions, patients and Health Care Providers in any location
  • Substance Abuse Treatment - COVID-19 & Beyond
  • Special conditions for disclosure of SUD information for treatment without written consent of the patient issued by SAMHSA and changes in Part 2 Regulations more aligned with HIPAA required by the CARES Act
  • Best Practices for complying with HIPAA and new modifications during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Who Will Benefit:

Health Care Covered Entities

  • Health Care Providers
    • Hospitals
    • Clinics
    • Health Care Practices of all types and sizes
    • Physical, Occupational and Behavioral Therapists
    • Home Health and Hospice providers
  • Health Plans
    • Group Health Plan Administrators
    • Third Party Group Health Plan Administrators
    • Health Plan Administrators
  • Personnel
    • Executive Management – all Covered Entities
    • Compliance Committee – Covered Entity Board of Trustees
    • Practice Managers – Covered Entities
    • Attorneys for Covered Entities - In-house and Outside Counsel
    • Chief Compliance Officer – all Covered Entities
    • HIPAA Compliance Officials – Privacy and Security
    • Patient Engagement and Marketing Specialists
    • Patient Outreach Coordinators
    • Payment and Coding Managers
    • Covered Entity Owners and Senior Management
    • Compliance Committee – Physician, Practitioner-owned Covered Entities
    Vendors and Business Associates
    • Billing companies
    • Collection Agencies
    • Practice Management Companies
    • Health Care Marketing Consultants
    • Health Care Compliance Consultants
    • Attorneys for Business Associates - In-house and Outside Counsel
  • Speaker Profile
    Paul R. Hales, J.D. is widely recognized for his expert knowledge and ability to explain the HIPAA Rules clearly in plain language. Paul is an attorney licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States and a graduate of Columbia University Law School with an international practice in HIPAA privacy and security. He is the author of all content in The HIPAA E-Tool®, an Internet-based, complete HIPAA compliance solution with separate editions for Covered Entities, Business Associates, Health Plans and Third Party Administrators.

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