Compliance programming for federal and state regulations is a critical health care industry enterprise across the delivery system spectrum—from hospitals to Medicare Advantage plans to Federally Qualified Health Centers. Because the stakes are so high for the health care sector, providers often seek out subcontractors and partners that can deliver on compliance expectations and help mitigate compliance risks.
Community-based organizations (CBOs) interested in creating sustainable relationships with the health care industry will need to strengthen their compliance program strategies. This imperative is especially true regarding compliance administration around patient privacy, data-sharing, and information technology regulations. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) constitute the foundational legislation governing compliance in these critical areas, and understanding these laws is crucial for CBOs, so they can be better positioned for integrated care success.
This August 12, 2017 webinar provides a high-level overview of these two privacy, security, and transaction standards; will detail the distinctions in the roles/responsibilities of Covered Entities versus Business Associates; and offers CBOs recommendations for evaluating their organizations’ related compliance programs.
Sharon Williams, founder and CEO of Williams Jaxon, Consulting, LLC, a firm focused on delivering expertise for organizations and government agencies serving Medicare and Medicaid consumers.