HIPPA Omnibus Rule Tightens Obligations

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    HIPPA Omnibus Rule Tightens Obligations

    Webinar Registration
    To register, please click here. Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email ‎with instructions for joining the meeting. If you already registered for this meeting, you do not ‎need to register again.‎

    Program Overview
    The recently published HIPAA Omnibus rule significantly modifies and expands requirements ‎under HIPAA’s Security and Privacy Rules. The changes will require health care providers and ‎health plans, and their business associates, to modify policies, procedures and certain ‎agreements to protect patient health information and to avoid potential substantial penalties.  ‎
    Key issues to be discussed in this Webinar include:‎

    • Expansion of the Security Rule applicable to covered entities and business associates;
    • Modifications to the Privacy Rule regarding permitted and prohibited uses, such as ‎those  for fundraising and marketing activities;‎
    • Revised breach notification standards;‎
    • Updates for Business Associate Agreements, Authorizations, and Notices of Privacy ‎Practices; and
    • Recommendations for compliance with the September deadlines.‎

    Stefan P. Smith (Dallas, Partner) Mr. Smith has extensive experience in employee benefits and ‎executive compensation law.  He works with both public and private entities to establish and ‎ensure the continued compliance of tax-qualified defined contribution and defined benefit ‎retirement plans, including 401(k)/profit sharing plans, traditional defined benefit plans, money ‎purchase plans, employee stock ownership plans, and cash balance plans. In addition, Mr. Smith ‎assists with employee benefit matters arising during mergers and acquisitions and works with all ‎forms of health and welfare plans and executive and equity-based compensation.‎

    Tammy Ward Woffenden (Austin, Associate) Ms. Ward Woffenden’s principal area of practice ‎focuses on transactional, regulatory and administrative health law issues. Her areas of experience ‎include HIPAA privacy compliance, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement and compliance issues, ‎fraud and abuse including the Anti-Kickback Act and Stark issues, review of contractual ‎arrangements involving health care providers, health care provider licensure and certification ‎matters with state agencies and Medicare/Medicaid, Texas private hospital UPL program, and ‎mergers and acquisitions of health care entities.‎

    Lane Wood (Dallas, Associate) Ms. Wood represents health care providers in connection with ‎anti-kickback, Stark, HIPAA, and other federal and state law issues faced by healthcare providers, ‎pharmaceutical manufacturers and medical device companies. She also concentrates her practice ‎on corporate health care transactions including the sale and purchase of health care entities and ‎professional practices, joint ventures, acquisition and disposition transactions, professional ‎services agreements, and employment and management services agreements. ‎

    Who Should Attend
    Privacy/Security officers, in-house counsel, human resources personnel and benefit plan ‎administrators, compliance and contracting personnel for companies in the healthcare industry ‎and companies that provide services directly or indirectly to the healthcare industry and any other ‎Business Associate.‎

    This program is pending approval for 1.5 hour of MCLE credit. Please specify the state from ‎which you would like to receive credit when registering.‎

    Please contact Emily Vodek at evodek@lockelord.com or 214-740-8821 with any webinar-related questions.‎

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