HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). It is commonly misspelled as “HIPPA” when individuals have not taken training or completed HIPAA compliance initiative. It is a federal law passed in 1996 as an attempt at incremental healthcare reform. It was revised in 2009 with the ARRA/HITECH Act, meaningful use, in 2013 with the Omnibus Rule and additional minor changes.
Regulation’s goal is to reform the healthcare and Insurance industries by reducing paperwork & costs, simplifying administrative processes, burdens and improving the privacy and security of patients’ information with easy accessibility of their records. Enforcement rule and breach notification rule has lead to fines and penalties due to a violation of rules.
Covered entities under the regulation are Health Care Providers (Hospitals, Doctors, Clinics, Psychologists, Dentists, Chiropractors, Nursing Homes, Pharmacies), Health Plans (Health insurance companies, HMOs, Company health plans, Medicare, Medicaid etc) and Health Care Clearinghouse. Check if you are covered entity under HIPAA regulations.
It is very important to choose the right level of training. The HIPAA privacy / security officer CANNOT take basic level training (2 hours). They need at least 20+ hours of training to have a clear understanding of privacy and security rule requirements. The basic reason for the non-compliance is that nobody in the company understands the complete requirement of rules. As a result they are unaware of policy and procedure requirements, contingency plan, risk analysis, and audit. HIPAA compliance training will provide knowledge to compliance officer to make company HIPAA compliant.
Becoming compliant is a process and you are required to stay in continuous compliance. It is a misconception that once you become compliant, you are always a complaint company. Office for Civil Rights at U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has started enforcing the HIPAA rules which have led to many fines and penalties.
Use the free HIPAA compliance Analysis questionnaire to find our where you need help.
The online HIPAA overview course updated for HITECH, Omnibus and Meaningful use is intended for employees, medical students and volunteers who need a general awareness of HIPAA.
I recently completed the Certified HIPAA Privacy & Security Expert online course offered by your company. As an IT Healthcare Professional (CIO & CISO), I have had an opportunity to attend several types of training. I must say the course information greatly exceeds any other HIPAA course I have taken. My participation in this course provided excellent knowledge of the subject matter. I would rate the overall information in the subjects as superior.
I recommend the CHPSE training and certification. The flexibility of the online anytime CHPSE was superb! Content material was presented in a professional manner and the presenter was very educated on the material. This CHPSE training with prepare you for HIPAA Privacy Security cert.
The CHPSE Course is a great tool. The course is organized, updated and informative. I was particularly impressed with the organization’s ability to transfer technical HIPAA requirements into easy to follow information, and the staff is readily available to answer questions. I recommend this course to any professional who has to understand and comply with HIPAA requirements.
The course was organized and the instructor had many, many years of experience. The instructor gave great examples and answered real life questions we had to help ensure we were in compliance. I recommend the online live instructor led training because you have the one on one with the instructor. I learned more than I had expected. Thank you.
I would recommend anyone who works in a healthcare setting, or who deals with HIT on a daily basis, to take CHPA certification! I work for a HIT software company, and most of our employees have taken and benefited tremendously from this course. Educating all of our employees, so they have a full understanding of HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules, will help our company make certain we maintain HIPAA compliancy when dealing with PHI.