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Webinar: HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule Requirements (Recorded)
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Presenters: Adam H.Greene MPH, JD; Meri L. Shaffer, RN BA COS-C.

$99 Member | $169 Nonmember
0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours/CCUs) will be awarded upon successful completion of a multiple choice test. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy in order to claim CEU credit.
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July 2013
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APTA's webinar series is a great way for you to go straight to the source and ask questions of experts in the field!

This webinar is recorded. A webinar is an online, interactive presentation that includes the audio of a presenter synced with slides.This series of webinars audio and video is streamed via your computer. Ensure you have the most up-to-date technology.This learning activity will be available to you indefinitely on your transcript in the APTA Learning Center.


Course Information | Objectives | Presenter Bios | CEU Information | Course Completion Requirements | Technical Requirements

Course Information
The new HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule became effective on March 26th of this year and the rule contains many important changes of which both covered entities and business associates must comply. Non-compliance with these changes can be costly to your PT practice. Violations of the administrative simplification provisions can range from $100 to a whopping $50,000 per violation. Learn more about risks for non-compliance and other important aspects of the HIPAA rule by joining exceptional experts, Adam Greene, JD, MPH and Meri Shaffer, RN , BA COS-C as they guide you through the HIPAA provisions that will impact your practice and provide common case scenarios which could put you at risk of exposing a patient's protected health information.

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Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to:
  1. Identify new rule changes in HIPAA regulations.

  2. Determine policies and procedures to assess and respond to data breaches.

  3. Identify case scenarios in which data breaches could occur.

  4. Develop compliance protocols.

  5. Identify case scenarios that put protected health information at risk of breach.

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Presenter Bio (s)

Adam H.Greene MPH, JD, a nationally-recognized authority on HIPAA and the HITECH Act, primarily counsels health care systems and technology companies on compliance with the HIPAA privacy, security, and breach notification requirements. Adam is a former regulator at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), where he played a key role in administering and enforcing the HIPAA rules. At HHS, Adam was responsible for determining how HIPAA rules apply to new and emerging health information technologies and he was instrumental in the development of the current enforcement process. Adam's work at HHS during the evolution of HIPAA and related regulations has given him a keen understanding of agency interactions with the health care community. Adam has written numerous articles on the HIPAA rules and is a frequent speaker on the subject. Adam also serves as the Chair of the HIMSS Cloud Security Workgroup and as a member of the AHIMA Emerging Issues Practice Counsel.Adam is a regular contributor to Davis Wright Tremaine's Privacy and Security Law Blog,

Meri L. Shaffer, RN BA COS-C, has been a nurse for over 30 years. Her career started in a community hospital. Then a move to SW Florida got her interested in Home Care. She held various positions in home care, including field nurse, quality assurance auditor, team manager and director. While a manager in Florida, her agency decided to implement point of care-computerized documentation in 1997 which Meri volunteered to lead. During this project she deployed over 70 laptops. After that project she had the computer bug. Since then Meri has been implementing technology in the home care arena, implementing point of care for a hospice, working for a telephony software vendor and a telehealth company. Now back in the NY area, she has recently worked with a large medical center's implementation and support department, a home care agency and has now taken a position as informatics nurse with a managed care company in NYC.

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CEU Information

On successful completion of the examination, 0.2 CEUs (2.0 contact hours/CCUs) and a certificate of completion will be awarded. The American Physical Therapy Association has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102. Provider (#380).

Many state agencies recognize APTA as a recognized or approved provider for continuing education. The following state agencies have granted prior approval for this continuing education offering:

  • Ohio State Board of Physical Therapy: 15S1461
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision: 2 Category B Hours
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association: 1609016TX
  • Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: 0.2 Units
  • California Physical Therapy Association: CPTA2014-2015

Please note: Licensees should verify with their state licensing board for acceptance of continuing education units by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or administrative code.

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Course Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete this course, you must do the following:
  • Login to the APTA Learning Center and launch the webinar from "My Courses" page.

  • Once you have listened to the presentation and completed all activities, continue to the Posttest page within the course to complete the learning activity. You must complete the online posttest with at least 70% accuracy to pass the course.

  • In order to Claim Credit, return to the "My Courses" page in the APTA Learning Center to complete the postcourse evaluation.

  • Once the postcourse evaluation is submitted, you will be able to print your CEU certificate.

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Technical Requirements

Minimum System Requirements:
  • System: Windows 7 / XP / Vista with IE 7.0+ or Firefox 3.5 or Mac OS 10.5 or higher with Firefox 3.x
  • Browser Configuration: Must accept cookies and have JavaScript enabled
  • Screen Resolution: 1024x768 or higher
  • Processor/CPU Speed: 2GHz or faster
  • Memory: 512 Mb RAM or more
  • Connection Speed*: 300 Kbps or faster
  • Java*: JRE 1.5 or higher
  • Flash*: Flash Player version 10 or higher

Computer System Requirements.

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