HIPAA & The HITECH Act: Requirements, Considerations, and Compliance
This course provides a thorough overview of HIPAA and the related acts and laws, so you will feel prepared to bring your practice into compliance and minimize any risk to your patients' protected health information (PHI)Enroll in Course
This course provides a thorough overview of HIPAA
and the related acts and laws, so you will feel prepared to bring your
practice into compliance and minimize any risk to your patients'
protected health information (PHI). We review HIPAA law, the HITECH Act,
and related rules and laws. We cover ways to protect health
information, from safeguards and practices you can put in place to the
Risk Analysis and Management that HIPAA law requires you to do. Use and
disclosure of PHI will be discussed, including the requirements of the
Notice of Privacy Practices and related requirements. Lastly, we will go
through some examples and scenarios and discuss how HIPAA law applies
and best practices should you encounter or consider a similar situation.
3 NCCAOM PDA points (Ethics category) available upon course completion
Note: You must agree to and sign the following Participant Attestation, which you will be required to sign as a first step following registration for the course, or else you will not be able to complete the course. This is a requirement by NCCAOM for all approved online continuing education courses, regardless of whether or not you are an acupuncturist, so we appreciate your understanding. It is an NCCAOM requirement that this attestation be provided to you prior to registration for the course, as it is below, so you can determine if you are comfortable registering for the course.
I understand that the information in this course
presented by the Provider and/or Instructor(s) is for educational
purposes only and should only be applied with appropriate clinical
judgment and used by a trained and licensed practitioner. Governmental
laws and regulations vary from region to region and the contents of this
course vary in permissible usage. The participant is required to check
their local, state, and federal laws and regulations regarding the
practice requirements and scope of practice issues and the use of the
information of this course including, but not limited to, theory, herbal
medicine, and acupuncture. I acknowledge that NCCAOM does not endorse
any specific treatment regimens of any kind. Furthermore, if I use any
modalities or treatments taught in this course, I agree to waive,
release, indemnify, discharge, and covenant not to sue NCCAOM from and
against any liability, claims, demands, or causes of action whatsoever,
arising out of any injury, loss, or damage that a person may sustain
related to the use of the information in this course. I understand that
this Release is governed by the laws of District of Columbia, U.S.A. and
shall survive the termination or expiration of this course.
Dr. Jen Yocum, L.Ac., RYT200 is a licensed acupuncturist, registered yoga teacher, Reiki Master, certified feng shui consultant, and instructor in these and related fields. She is a former neuroscientist and combined her background in research with her other areas of study to create The Chinese Medicine Cleanse, a dietary and lifestyle program. Jen loves to teach and develop programs and courses that help people achieve a state of dynamic balance in body, mind, and spirit.
Jen is additionally certified by the NCCAOM as a PDA provider for professional acupuncturists.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am excited to offer this course to you that uses my over a decade of experience as a HIPAA Officer, Compliance and Risk Manager, and Adjunct Faculty at AOM and traditional Universities. I've taught HIPAA to acupuncture and other wellness graduate students since 2012, and love being able to help make difficult (and let's face it, boring) topics more understandable and practical. This course is the most comprehensive one I've ever taught, and it covers all of the main laws, rules, and regulations that you will need to know as an acupuncturist or other healthcare professional. I hope you find it useful, and I look forward to sharing this knowledge with you inside the course!
All the best,
Dr. Jen Yocum, LAc