HIPAA: How to Avoid Becoming an Accidental Business Associate

(1336 Ratings)

Produced on: June 05, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 91 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) governs how the personal health information of patients must be safeguarded by health care providers, insurers and their business associates “BAs.” Attorneys are frequently “Business Associates” of health care providers and insurers, sometimes unintentionally. Under HIPAA’s 2013 omnibus regulations, attorneys now have significant HIPAA compliance obligations.  

If you as an attorney provide services to any “Covered Entity” under HIPAA, failure to comply with your HIPAA obligations can lead to very significant civil money penalties, professional misconduct liability and ethics violations. In this course, attorneys Christopher Ezold and Melanie Bork Graham will cover the regulatory obligations of attorneys as business associates under HIPAA, how to comply, and the misconduct and ethics issues that exist in tandem with the regulatory obligations.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand HIPAA’s 2013 omnibus regulations
  2. Review what it means to be a “business associate” under HIPAA
  3. Discuss how to comply with the regulatory obligations of attorneys as business associates under HIPAA 

Faculty

Christopher Ezold

The Ezold Law Firm, P.C.

Christopher Ezold focuses his practice in three areas: representing businesses as outside general counsel; providing wrap-around legal services to health care practitioners and practices; and representing executives with regard to their contracts and equity rights.  In his practice, Mr. Ezold has negotiated, drafted and litigated corporate merger and acquisition documents, commercial contracts, real estate contracts, employment and restrictive covenant agreements, equity and buy-sell agreements, settlement agreements and a variety of other contracts.  

Mr. Ezold has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Main Line Chamber of Commerce, as well as its General Counsel, and is the current Chair of the Health Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association.  Mr. Ezold is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the States of Delaware and New Jersey; he graduated from the Villanova University School of Law in 1995, and obtained an LL.M. in taxation in 2009.

Melanie Graham

The Ezold Law Firm, P.C.

Melanie Bork Graham, Esquire, is the Healthcare Practice Lead at The Ezold Law Firm, P.C.  Melanie concentrates her practice on counseling health care providers and business associates.  Melanie is currently a candidate for a Masters of Public Health at Thomas Jefferson University, writing her thesis on the exchange of super protected data in Pennsylvania, and is certified as a CIPP/US with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”).  

Melanie serves as Co-Chair to the Philadelphia Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, a board director for White Horse Village, an accredited continuing care retirement community, on the Education committee the Pennsylvania Medical Management Association and formerly served on the Super Protected Data Committee of the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority.

Reviews

RF
Robert F.

One of the best presentations for a CLE I have had the pleasure to watch.

JC
Joseph C.

Excellent instructor

FB
Frederick B.

Good content.

PT
Pamela T.

Excellent discussion of a seldom raised topic!

HR
Homer R.

very complex issues

MS
Marvin S.

Very informative

SM
Samuel M.

The narrators were extremely detailed as to how a HIPPA violation can and does happen. I also liked the fact that many bigger healthcare providers besides my family doctor made the "blacklist" for infractions.

MB
Michael B.

good.

BN
Brian N.

2 expert approach was effective

AC
Andrew C.

Great presentation! Laid back, clear and informative.

EC
Edward C.

Great discussion of a dense area - this was extremely helpful. I'd welcome other CLE by this team.

EM
Estelle M.

VERY GOOD MKRE BASIC INFO ON HIPAA AND PRIVACY OR PERHAPS SEPARATE COURSES WOULD BE APPRECIATED

CO
Charis O.

Good information on how electronic footprints can expose privileged material to discovery.

SP
Steven P.

EXCELLENT

SB
Susan M. B.

Christopher and Melanie worked extremely well together. I enjoyed the way they shared the stage, rather than speak separately. Very interesting material presented in an engaging manner.

SK
Shelley K.

The presenters did a very good job of covering the important points of this complex topic.

GM
Gay M.

Fantastic

EW
Elaine W.

Very informative!

DG
Deborah G.

Well organized for complex subject!

MC
Mark C.

Informative

JS
James S.

thanks

AP
Alexandra P.

Very dense, but I’m glad I attended.

DG
Dennis G.

This was a helpful presentation but I will probably be watching again before taking action to review how we handle that data.

SK
Steven K.

Great for my area of practice, learned some new things.

BM
Bruce M.

The lecturers worked very well together.

GW
george w.

limited market, but extremely useful to firms concerned

GO
Grover O.

Excellent, very knowledgeable presenters!

JA
Joy A.

great presentation

DK
Diana K.

Both presenters very knowledgeable. Great overview.

KW
Kaethe W.

Good information

AA
Allison A.

Great course

VD
Vincent D.

These guys did a great job of making a dense topic enjoyable and understandable.

EF
Elliot F.

Good coverage of complex material.

CT
Cara T.

Excellent program and overview of this complex topic. Great faculty.

MV
Michael V.

the team of 2 presenters work well together. worthwhile CLE

EC
Eugene A C.

Presenters crammed a lot of info and suggestions into their 90 minute program.

FC
Franck C.

Very Informative presentation

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