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Surviving HIPAA & Evaluation & Management During COVID-19

 Export to Your Calendar 10/21/2020
When: October 21, 2020
9:30am - 5:00pm EST
Where: Virtual Live Training - Open to All States!
United States

Online registration is available until: 10/21/2020
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  • $99 First 30 Registrations - Price Increase to $149 when spots are filled! Open to ALL states!
  • Times: 9:30am - 5pm EST, 8:30am - 4pm CST, 7:30am - 3pm MST, 6:30am - pm PST
  • Access to training will be emailed the day before the class

Who Should Attend?

  • Providers who create clinical documentation (MD/DO/PA/NP) and have primary responsibility for capturing documentation necessary to support billed charges.
  • Nurse/Quality Managers who manage people and policies related to voluntary or contractually-required reporting of data via CPT, HCPCS-II, and ICD-10-CM codes, and who serve as a link between the clinical and business staff.
  • Coders/billers who do not have experience in measuring and reporting key quality metrics via UDS, HEDIS, HCC, and internal ACO requirements related to educating providers on proper code usage.
  • Informatics and staff responsible for quality of care data within the EHR
  •  HIPAA Privacy Officers and Social Privacy Officers who want to stay HIPAA compliant during COVID-19
  • Marketing, PR, and social media personnel who want to navigate social media safely during the pandemic

Topics & Agenda

Evaluation & Management 9:30am - 11:00pm (EST) Speaker John Burns -The Evaluation and Management (E&M) curriculum is designed to assist with the  development and mastery of the necessary skill set to successfully report and audit E&M services. This education and training is designed to promote compliance and minimize the risk associated with post-payment review and 3rd party audit exposure. There will be a heavy focus on the proper reporting of outpatient E&M services (e.g., 99201-99215) but we will also cover various preventive services and proper reporting of E&M services to Medicare during the COVID-19 pandemic and public health emergency.

    Security Over Compliance (60 minutes): 11:15am -12:15pm (EST) Speaker Sarah Badahman Founder/CEO HIPAAtrek Hospitals tend to focus on compliance. A focus on compliance leaves the hospital vulnerable to security attacks. By shifting focus to security, hospitals are better equipped to handle the modern cybersecurity concerns and can be assured that compliance will follow. In this session, attendees will learn how to identify and build a security program that focuses on today’s cybersecurity world and how doing so also addresses HIPAA compliance.

    Evolution of Ransomware and Breach Management (90 minutes)12:30pm - 2:00 (EST) Speaker Sarah Badahman Founder/CEO HIPAAtrek Ransomware is the largest cybersecurity threat in healthcare. Ransomware has evolved to include new threats such as Double Extortion. In this session, attendees will learn why cyber criminals are targeting healthcare, steps hospitals can take to protect against hacking attacks, how to identify and recover from a ransomware attack, and how to react to an attack when one occurs.

    Implementing and Managing Compliance (45 minutes): 2:15pm - 3:00 (EST) Speaker Sarah Badahman Founder/CEO HIPAAtrek Compliance is a journey not a destination. Implementing compliance and security programs utilizing a process management helps make sure hospitals and clinics stay on track with their compliance programs. In this session, attendees will learn how to use project management processes to create multi-disciplinary and cross department compliance implementation plans.

    Protecting HIPAA Privacy During the Pandemic (45 minutes) 3:15pm - 4:00pm (EST) Speaker Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC, President, MPA HIPAA requirements have changed repeatedly since COVID-19 became a national public health emergency. Keeping up with the changes can be a full-time job, at a time when providers are already overburdened with responding to the pandemic. In this session, we will review key HIPAA privacy guidance applicable during the pandemic:

    ·       What HIPAA Privacy Rule provisions are waived for hospitals?

    ·       What precautions should we take when using telehealth?

    ·       What can you disclose to law enforcement, paramedics, other first responders, public health authorities, and the media?

    ·       When can you share information about a patient you believe has overdosed?

    Avoiding Social Media Snafus During a Crisis (45 minutes) 4:15pm - 5:00pm (EST) Speaker Margaret Scavotto, JD, CHC, President, MPASocial media is a high-risk area of HIPAA concern, and this risk is only greater during COVID-19. During a national public health emergency, healthcare providers will have many reasons to use social media. The community will turn to social media to learn what your organization is doing in response to COVID-19. There are daily news stories of healthcare employees posting to social media about the pandemic – with negative consequences. This additional social media use brings risks that can lead to breach investigations. And, when the wrong information is shared, it can go viral and make headlines very quickly. Using examples from the headlines, this session will highlight key reminders for using social media appropriately during this time.


    Required Class Materials

    2020 CPT (AMA Professional Edition strongly encouraged) 

    A printed copy of the CMS Evaluation & Management Services Guidelines


    CEU– 5.5 CEUs approved by AAPC & ArchProCoding

    CME – 5.5 (Continuing Medical Education) Credits for MD, DO, NP, PA, RN:

    *This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and Association for Rural & Community Health Professional Coding.  The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education to physicians. The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Refund Policy - Refunds up to 7 days before event. Less than 7 days you will receive credit for another live or online training if available. 


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