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A Summit on Healthcare EDI, Privacy, Security and Their Implications for National Health Information Technology Policy:

The Ninth National HIPAA Summit will open with preconference symposia on the afternoon of Sunday, September 12 and will end with a shared luncheon with the WEDI Security Forum on Tuesday, September 14, 2004.

Healthcare privacy and data security has become one of the major policy, technology and operations issues in American healthcare. The compliance date for the HIPAA privacy rule of April 14, 2003 has passed, but the second generation of HIPAA privacy protections are still being put into place. Likewise, HIPAA transactions and data code sets compliance date of October 16, 2003 has come and gone. CMS has issued a guidance document which effectively provides compliance flexibility so long as covered entities are making good faith efforts to come into compliance. CMS has also implemented payment delays for non-HIPAA compliant claims commencing in July of 2004. Although the compliance date for the security rule is April 2005, it is being implemented by many covered entities in conjunction with privacy rule compliance initiatives. HIPAA does not preempt more restrictive state law. Thus, in effect, there are 50 state schemes in healthcare privacy and security, subject to certain federal minimum standards. This complex mix of federal and state law and regulation creates a maze through which healthcare organizations must navigate.

Compliance is not only complex, but also extremely costly as healthcare moves to electronic data interchange and the Internet. The HIPAA Summit conference series provides a road map to understanding the complex requirements of federal and state law and illuminates strategies for compliance. Through an expert faculty of 75 and over 40 concurrent sessions, the Ninth National HIPAA Summit will go well beyond the simple recitation of the federal HIPAA law and regulations. Of course, the Summit will provide the most up-to-date and sophisticated information on the status and construction of the HIPAA regulations through the presentations of the leading HIPAA regulators from the Department of Health and Human Services. The Summit will focus on the crucial issues of the implementation of the transactions and code sets and the security rule, and will feature practical case studies from the field, including presentations by leading privacy, security and compliance officers from around the country. The Summit will address the complex financial, operational and technical issues that must be addressed not only to comply with the technical requirements of the law, but also to integrate new technologies in order to enhance the efficiency, quality and accessibility of healthcare services.

Course Objectives

  • Provide a Basic Background to the HIPAA Law and Regulations
  • Assess Current Compliance with HIPAA Transactions and Code Sets and Future Initiatives Necessary to Enhance Compliance
  • Present an Analysis of the Final HIPAA Security Rule and Responsive Compliance Strategies
  • Outline the Next Generation of HIPAA Privacy Compliance Strategies Following the April 2003 Compliance Date
  • Describe Prominent MultiInstitutional and/or Regional Approaches to HIPAA Compliance
  • Share Case Studies of Organizational Approaches to HIPAA Compliance

Who Should Attend

The planning and implementation of HIPAA requires a joint effort of healthcare executives throughout your organization. Therefore, team attendance is encouraged. Specifically, the Summit will benefit healthcare leadership teams from hospitals, healthcare systems, health plans, TPAs, insurance companies, physician groups, government agencies, consulting firms, solution developers and others, including the following individuals:

  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Health Law Attorneys
  • Medical Directors
  • Physicians
  • Managed Care Professionals
  • Medical Group Managers
  • Data Managers
  • Ethics Officers
  • Health Insurance Executives
  • Consultants
  • Government Agency Employees
  • Health Administration Faculty
  • Risk Managers
  • Pharmacists
  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • Registered Nurses
  • Long Term Care Professionals
  • Billing and Coding Professionals
  • Third Party Billing Professionals
  • Software Developers
  • System Vendors
  • System Integrators
  • Ninth National HIPAA Summit Offered in Conjunction with the WEDI Security Forum

    The Ninth National HIPAA Summit is being offered in conjunction with the WEDI Security Forum. The Forum will commence with a shared luncheon session with the Summit on Tuesday, September 14 and end after a luncheon on Wednesday, September 15, 2004. The WEDI Security Forum will focus on advanced issues and strategies in HIPAA security rule implementation and compliance.

    HIPAA Summit and WEDI Forum Share Exhibit Hall

    To provide a special opportunity for exhibitors and attendees, the HIPAA Summit and WEDI Security Forum are sharing a combined exhibit hall. The exhibit hall will open for continental breakfast on Monday, September 13 and will close after the morning break on Wednesday, September 15, 2004. The HIPAA Summit reception will take place on Monday evening in the exhibit hall. The WEDI reception will take place on Tuesday evening in the exhibit hall.

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