HIPAA is an annual exercise, which, like our taxes, come back to haunt us if we don’t carry it out rightly. The risk assessment for MIPS and Meaningful Use is needed for getting a practice its reimbursement check. Whether it is required for MIPS or Meaningful Use, the practice has to do it anyway, for its own good, i.e., both if it wants to be reimbursed, and if it does not want to be hounded by HIPAA for violations, which result in extra penalties.
John Brewer, Founder of Med Tech USA, LLC and a former Air Force Computer Security Officer, will show, at a webinar that is being organized on December 3 by MentorHealth, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of healthcare, the proper ways by which to carry out a MIPS risk assessment in a way that complies with HIPAA requirements.
Please enroll for this valuable learning session by visiting Mentorhealth.
MIPS and Meaningful Use are deliberately tied to a practice’s reimbursement money to ensure that it certainly carries out this already required risk assessment. The CMS has kept it this way because it believes that practices would probably ignore this requirement otherwise.
It is important for such practices to avoid making mistakes, which, even if innocent by nature, could still invite all the unnecessary and avoidable penalties that come with these violations. Not only that; it is almost certain that one violation could invite the CMS to probe into past records and dig up something out of the rubble to impose fresh penalties!
So, the way out for healthcare practices is to ensure that no matter how complicated and uneasy it feels for a while, it is best to complete the risk assessment in the manner prescribed by HIPAA.
This webinar will show just how to do this. In the course of this learning, John will cover the following areas:
- Recent HIPAA Changes
- The Audit Process
- New Patient Legal Items
- Portable Devices
- Business Associates Increase Burden
- Breach Notification Process
- Paperwork Updates
- Risk Factors for Being sued or Audited
This webinar is of immense use to personnel who are involved in MIPS risk assessment, such as security officer, practice manager or Business Associate.
About the speaker: John’s unique background in technology and experience in dealing with government regulations gives him the edge in HIPAA implementation and training. His organization takes the complicated volumes of HIPAA regulations and breaks them down into simple to understand nuggets.