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HIPAA Made Friendly: Law, Ethics, and Updated Regulations

This online course gives you instant online access to the HIPAA Compliance Kit 8th Ed., June 2016 update and HIPAA Forms

8 CE Credits/Hours - Online Course - $125.00

Co-Developed by Ofer Zur, Ph.D. and Roy Huggins, LPC NCC

Course fulfills the California and other states' ethics and law requirements. Course may qualify for insurance discount. Check with your insurer.

This course is also offered as part of a HIPAA Compliance/Security & Privacy Savings Package of 22 CE Credits.

This course is also offered as part of an Advanced Ethics Certificate Program of 70 CE Credits.

This course includes materials consisting of:

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General Course Description

This is a beginning-intermediate level course introducing and updating psychotherapists, counselors, and other mental health providers to the complexities and applications of HIPAA regulations.

The course includes extensive updates on the Security Rule, Electronic Health Records (EHR), and numerous 2016 changes and interpretations of HIPAA according to the ever-evolving internet and cloud technology. It also includes 2013 Final Rule regulations and revised HIPAA forms. Course includes instant downloads of the entire HIPAA Kit 8th edition updated for ICD-10 and HIPAA Forms in Word and PDF formats ready to be easily personalized.

The course will explain HIPAA-related terms, such as Covered Entity, Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Psychotherapy Notes, Consent, Authorization, Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Breach Assessment, Breach Notification Rule, and many other terms and rulings. The course will help psychotherapists achieve compliance with HIPAA and will point out how to deal with issues that arise when states' laws and HIPAA regulations overlap. A state-by-state preemption analysis is not provided. However, a summary preemption analysis of California law and HIPAA is included. The course will provide therapists with some of the basic forms that they can adapt to their practices in order to comply with regulations.

Educational Objectives

This course will teach psychotherapists to:

1.    Discuss the basics of HIPAA.

2.    Specify the simple steps to becoming compliant.

3.    Apply the provided HIPAA Compliant Checklists.

4.    Utilize the provided basic ready-to-use forms.

5.    Summarize the Privacy, Security, and Transaction Rules.

6.    Provide 2016 updates to the application of HIPAA in an ever-changing digital world.

7.    Summarize the Omnibus or Final Rule of 2013

8.    Provide updates and applications of the Security Rule.

Course Syllabus

For a detailed Syllabus see the Table of Contents for the HIPAA Compliance Kit.
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