2013 HIPAA Privacy Reference Manual - Single License
HIPAA Privacy Reference Manual:
A Guide for Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living
On January 25, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services issued significant changes to existing HIPAA privacy regulations that will require substantial changes for long term care facilities. AHCA/NCAL, in partnership with the highly regarded health care law firm Rolf Goffman Martin Lang LLP, has developed this e-book to help you understand everything you need to know to make sure you are compliant with these new rules. Compliance is required no later than September 23, 2013.
Some of the key changes that are addressed in the manual include:
Redefining "business associates" to include subcontractors that create, receive, maintain or transmit Protected Health Information (PHI) on behalf of a business associate
Requiring direct liability for business associates who fail to comply with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rule requirements
Placing new limitations on the use and disclosure of PHI for marketing and fundraising
Restricting the sale of PHI without authorization
Adopting a more objective breach notification threshold and new risk assessment requirements
Allowing individuals access to ePHI where requested and providing additional guidance on fee sharing for such electronic access
Restricting disclosures of PHI concerning treatment paid in full out of pocket
Issuing new guidance regarding disclosures of PHI after an individual's death
Requiring modifications and redistribution of notice of privacy practices
Incorporating the HITECH Act's increased and tiered civil money penalty structure.
The e-book provides clear explanations of the legal requirements, as well as various tools, templates, and policies that will help guide you and your facility. Easily link to other sections in the manual, click from section to section with bookmarks that are displayed on the side, and link to original source material on the web. The HIPAA Privacy Reference Manual is a unique and easy-to-use online tool that you can search and navigate easily.
How to download your e-book:Once your order has been processed and your credit card approved, you will receive an e-mail with a link and password to download the e-book onto your computer. This e-mail should arrive within 24-30 hours if you place your order Monday-Thursday. If you place your order after 1:30 pm on Friday or over the weekend, you will receive the download information by 8:30 pm on the following Monday. Thank you for your patience and understanding.