9/14 NTHCPA Meeting On Post-HITECH Act Compliance Strategies

NORTH TEXAS HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION

Invites Members and Guests to

“Strategies for Managing HIPAA Privacy Compliance After The HITECH Act”

September 14, 2010
11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. (New Time)

Offices of Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C.

One Hanover Park Building

Addison Room

16633 North Dallas Parkway, 6th Floor

Addison, Texas 75001

R.S.V.P. by 5:00 p.m. on 9/13/10 to NTHCPA 9/14 Meeting RSVP to help ensure sufficient refreshments & space

North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professional Association (NTHCPA) invites members and other interested health care compliance professionals to enjoy lunch and share and learn “Strategies for Managing HIPAA Privacy Compliance After the HITECH Act” by participating in its September 14, 2010 meeting at its new lunchtime meeting time from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m. Please make note of the new time and R.S.V.P by 5:00 p.m. on 9/13/10 to NTHCPA 9/14 Meeting RSVP to help ensure sufficient refreshments & space!  If you know other health industry compliance professionals who may be interested in participating in this or other NTHCPA Programs, please feel free to share this invite.

Managing health care privacy and security presents growing challenges for health care providers, payers, healthcare clearinghouses and their businesses associates (Covered Entities). Proposed changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) on July 8, 2010 in response to amendments enacted under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009 are expected to be finalized in short order follow the Monday, September 13, 2010 comment deadline.  As proposed, the more than 220 page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) will significantly tighten the responsibilities and potential liabilities of Covered Entities under the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information (Privacy Rule); the Security Standards for the Protection of Electronic Protected Health Information (Security Rule);and the rules pertaining to Compliance and Investigations, Imposition of Civil Money Penalties, and Procedures for Hearings (Enforcement Rule).. With the risks of HIPAA noncompliance highlighted by OCR’s August announcement that drugstore giant RiteAid would pay $1 million to settle OCR charges that it violated the existing HIPAA’s Privacy & Security Rules  and considering , helping their organizations to manage HIPAA compliance promises to present ever-growing challenges for health industry compliance professionals.

This month’s meeting will be hosted by Cynthia Marcotte Stamer, P.C. at One Hanover Park, 16633 North Dallas Parkway, 6th Floor, Addison Room, Addison, Texas 75001.  The Building is located on the west (Southbound) side of North Dallas Parkway.  For participants coming South on North Dallas Tollway from George Bush (190) Turnpike, exist at the Franfort/Trinity Mills Exit.  For participants coming North on North Dallas Tollway from I-635, exist Trinity Mills and make a U-Turn At Trinity Mills to reach the meeting.  The main line of the receptionist is (972) 588-1800.

In response to membership input, the meeting time has been changed to a luncheon meeting.  To help arrange for sufficient space and refreshments, please R.S.V.P. to let us know you plan to attend.

NTHCPA meetings are open to all NTHCPA members and other interested health care compliance professionals. Participation in the meeting is complimentary. Participants are responsible for any parking charges incurred. 

If you are interested in hosting one of the upcoming meetings, would like to serve on the Steering Committee for the upcoming year, wish to suggest topics or speakers, or wish to obtain or share other information, please contact NTHCPA President Erma Lee at (817) 927-1232 or by e-mail here or Vice-President Cynthia Marcotte Stamer at (469) 767-8872 or by e-mail here.

About the NTHCPA

NTHCPA exists to champion ethical practice and compliance standards and to provide the necessary resources for ethics and compliance Professionals and others in North Texas who share these principles.  The vision of NTHCPA is to be a pre-eminent compliance and ethics group promoting lasting success and integrity of organizations within North Texas.  To register or update your registration or to receive notice of future meetings, e-mail here.

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