HIPAA Policies: Protecting Your Privacy and Security
This online continuing educational presentation addresses minimum requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Act (HITECH), the Omnibus Rule and the patient records privacy protected by Florida Statute 456.057 and patient personal information protected by Florida Statute 501.171.
Viewing this presentation with the suggested reference material will provide a better understanding of these basic federal and state mandates addressing privacy and security compliance.
The speakers for this presentation include
Mollie Frawley, R.N. – The Florida Chiropractic Association’s Help Desk Coordinator
Suze Shaffer - a HIPAA Security Analyst with Aris Medical Solutions
Speakers: Mollie Frawley, RN & Suze Shaffer
Mollie Frawley, RN
Mollie Frawley currently works with the Florida Chiropractic Association as Insurance Liaison Coordinator providing FCA members information on regulatory, insurance and general business issues. A Registered Nurse and a legal nurse consultant, she is also a diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP) and is a Certified Case manager (CCM). Ms. Frawley worked 9 years as a hospital clinical nurse, 16 years for the State of Florida in Medicaid, Corrections and Workers’ Compensation, 10 years as an independent consultant with her own business, and 3 years as a telephonic case manager handling litigated workers’ compensation cases. Her career has included thirty years of medical record review, health care monitoring and fraud and abuse investigations and 18 years of professional speaking including the development of nursing and medical continuing education programs. These experiences have included consulting, expert witnessing, developing administrative rules, assisting InterQual in developing the initial quality and utilization review program for Corrections, organizing and implementing a utilization and peer review program for the Division of Workers’ Compensation, identifying data queries to red-flag inappropriate billing practices and creating internal processes to identify, document, and track activity in order to monitor and analyze outcomes. As a volunteer, she has served on 2 fraud task forces assisting in creating a wallcard of "red flags" for identifying potential fraud, has participated on her certification board’s committee that prepared and reviewed test questions under the oversight of the National Board of Medical Examiners, has served as a Florida Supreme Court certified County Mediator in Leon and Gadsden Counties’ Small Claims Courts promoting alternative dispute resolutions and as a member of the Corrections Medical Authority’s Quality Management Committee. Her nonprofessional organizational interests include various fund raising activities for local nonprofit agencies as a local chapter leader with her religious fraternal organization, receiving the 2008 Volunteer Excellence Award within the Florida Region.
As a Certified Healthcare Security Professional, Ms. Shaffer understands the HIPAA Privacy and Security regulatory requirements. After spending nearly 15 years working in the business sector and working with numerous auditors in 2009 she started Aris Business Solutions, Inc. She quickly realized the struggle that medical offices were having with HIPAA compliance. Most organizations believed they were compliant only to find out they were not during an audit or an investigation. She began to focus all her energy and knowledge in the HIPAA arena and began Aris Medical Solutions. She and her business partner Kim Roberts created the 7 Simple Steps to HIPAA Compliance. Although nothing is simple about HIPAA anymore, she claims this is as simple as it gets! She has spoken at numerous functions and conducted countless webinars to educate the medical industry on how to adhere to HIPAA and ultimately Protect Patient Data. She has written articles in Doctor’s Life and Association of Dermatology Administrators & Managers magazines. Her goal is educate as many practices as she can to help them protect themselves.
Suze understands the dilemma that medical facilities and their business associates face trying to meet the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule requirements and provides them with the knowledge and tools they need to meet State and Federal regulatory requirements. She and her team have successfully assisted hundreds of clients with Meaningful Use and OCR audits. Again, educating all during the process.
Suze and her team demonstrate their concern and passion for their clients through partnership, education, and support. They believe in a true partnership with their clients and educate them continuously with their security notifications. When it comes to supporting clients; they understand that medical professionals are supposed to care for their patients, so Aris takes care of them by taking care of HIPAA!
This lecture was provided by Aris Medical Solutions
*Note: THIS CLASS IS NOT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION. FCA Member cost for this course is FREE, Non-Members is $15. Members, make sure you are logged in to receive this discount. Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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