HIPAA Compliance

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Hours: 2   Approvals: ARF, RCFE

Administrators and staff who work in residential care facilities are charged with maintaining healthcare records of their residents. HIPAA rules are usually associated with healthcare facilities such as hospitals and physician practices. A Google search of HIPAA shows little to no information on how HIPAA applies to nonmedical entities such as community care facilities. Administrators will learn what HIPAA is and their responsibility in protecting the privacy  resident’s  health care records.

Objectives:

Gain knowledge of the purpose of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule

Identify how HIPAA applies to administrators of residential care homes

Review basic HIPAA definitions

Apply HIPAA basics in the practice setting

Understand exactly what a privacy breach is and how to implement policies of prevention

Gain knowledge of how social media sharing, messaging, and internet usage can violate HIPAA rules