Brian Tuttle: Total HIPAA Compliance

He is a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified HIPAA Administrator (CHA), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 18 years’ experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting and he is well versed with immense knowledge of HIPPA.

HIPAA law regulates the use and disclosure of an individual’s health information in any format, also known as Protected Health Information (PHI). Performed by CPA firm SSAE 16 Professionals, LLP, the evaluation of compliance was designed to measure the strict controls Melissa has put into place to keep customer information private and secure

Brian is well known and highly regarded in medical circles throughout the United States for his quality work and down home southern charm Mr Tuttle holds a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences from Georgia State University and works nationally out of Kennesaw, GA.

His expertise on services include:
• HIPAA Security/Privacy auditing
• Comprehensive NIST based risk assessments with mitigation
• HIPAA awareness training and certification
• Custom written policies and procedures
• Public speaking
• Specialized HIPAA Training
• Subject matter writing
• HIPAA consulting and certification for proprietary software companies
• Business continuity (Disaster Recovery) planning and consulting

With vast experience in health IT systems (i.e. practice management, EHR systems, imaging, transcription, medical messaging, etc.) as well as over 18 years’ experience in standard Health IT with multiple certifications and hands-on knowledge, Brian serves as compliance consultant and has conducted onsite and remote risk assessments for over 1000 medical practices, hospitals, health departments, insurance plans, and business associates throughout the United States.

Outline Synopsis
This seminar will be drawing attention how practice/business managers or compliance officers need to get their HIPAA house in order, as HIPAA is now fully enforced and the government is not using kid gloves anymore. It will also address major 2019 changes taking place with the Health and Human Services regarding the enforcement of the HIPAA law as well as detailed discussions on the Phase 2 audit process and current events regarding HIPAA cases (both in courtrooms and from real-life Audits).

HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Audit Program:
As a part of our continued efforts to assess compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has begun its next phase of audits of covered entities and their business associates. The 2016 Phase 2 HIPAA Audit Program will review the policies and procedures adopted and employed by covered entities and their business associates to meet selected standards and implementation specifications of the Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules.

Our Demonstrator/Counsellor – Mr. Brian Tuttle has over 20 years of extensive experience working as a Compliance auditor and has been an expert witness on multiple HIPAA cases. He`ll thoroughly put light on HOW and in WHAT scenarios patients can claim for cash remedies. More importantly, Brian will show how to limit those risks by simply taking proactive steps and utilizing best practices.

Why should you listen to Counsellor?
This Seminar will go over steps to take “To avoid an audit” or “To survive an audit”. The Counsellor will thoroughly explain how patients can now get cash remedies for wrongful disclosures of private health information (which leads to more audits).

• How Will the Audit Program Work?
• Are you on the hot seat for a HIPAA audit? How do you know?
• Are you prepared to protect your practice or business?
• What factors might spurn a HIPAA audit? Are you doing these things?
• Will Audits Differ Depending on the Size and Type of Participants?
• Will Auditors Look at State-Specific Privacy and Security Rules in Addition to HIPAA’s Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules?
It will also address major changes under the Omnibus Rule and any other applicable updates for 2019 and beyond.
• Omnibus has changed the HIPAA landscape for good!
• This once rarely enforced law has changed and you need to know what’s going on!
• Protect your practice or business!
• These day’s trial attorney poses a higher risk than the Federal government!
• State laws are now in place increasing liability for patient remedies!
• What factors might spurn a lawsuit or a HIPAA audit? – Are you doing these things?
• Why are the Feds enforcing after all these years?

HIPAA Title Breakdown:
• History of HIPAA
• HIPAA Omnibus Rule
• How to perform a HIPAA Security Risk Assessment
• What is involved in a Federal audit and how is it conducted
• Risk factors for a federal audit
• Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Planning
• Business Associates and HIPAA
• In depth discussions on IT down to the nuts and bolts
• BYOD – Bring Your Own Device
• Risk factors that can cause an audit (low hanging fruit)
• New rules which grant states ability to sue citing HIPAA on behalf of a patient
• New funding measures…. much, much more

Who can benefit:
• Practice Managers
• Compliance Officers
• HIPAA Officers
• Any business associates privy to private health information and under the auspices of this law.
• Any business associates who work with medical practices or hospitals (i.e. billing companies, transcription companies, IT companies, answering services, home health, coders, attorneys, etc)
• MD’s and other medical professionals.


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