HIPAA Boot Camp: Surviving a HIPAA Privacy and Security Audit
Ashley Gillihan, Esq.
HHS and its administrative arm, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) have been actively engaged in privacy and security audits over the last couple of years. In fact, the Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audit Program is currently underway. Moreover, OCR has been auditing plans and plan sponsors following complaints and/or notice of a breach. Failures to comply with HIPAA can result in significant penalties. Are you prepared for a HIPAA audit? If you sponsor a health plan for your employees and or retirees, you will want to join Ashley Gillihan, Esq. of the national law firm Alston & Bird, LLP as he provides training on how to survive a HIPAA Privacy and Security Audit—and how to better prevent breaches. Ashley will give a brief refresher on HIPAA’s privacy and security rules and then he will walk you through what you need to do to survive an audit, including but not limited a detailed discussion of the following:
- The documents you will be asked to provide
- What must be in those documents
- What procedures you need to have in place BEFORE the audit
- Who the key personnel in your organization are for ensuring HIPAA compliance
Ashley Gillihan, Esq. is a member of Alston & Bird's Employee Benefits and ERISA Litigation Groups in Atlanta. Mr. Gillihan has been a member of the IAML faculty for more than 10 years and receives high ratings for his use of humor in the classroom. Mr. Gillihan focuses his practice exclusively on health and welfare employee benefit compliance and litigation issues for employers, health plan administrators and other health and welfare benefit plan service providers. He also has extensive experience assisting financial institutions and insurance companies who serve as Health Savings Account trustees or custodians. Mr. Gillihan is active in publishing and speaking on various health and welfare benefit plan related topics and serves as a faculty member and/or technical advisor for several health and welfare benefit plan focused organizations. He is a member of the Employer’s Council on Flexible Compensation (ECFC) Technical Advisory Council and the board of editors for the Benefits and Compensation Law Alert published by M. Lee Smith Publishers. He is the past author of the Flexible Benefits Answer Book published by Aspen Publishers and is a regular contributor to The Self Insurer. Mr. Gillihan received his BA from Western Kentucky University and his JD from Samford University. He is admitted to practice in Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama.
$119.00 OnDemand Webcast (unlimited access)