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Medical Records Law (Seminar)

Join Lisa English Hinkle and our healthcare department for the below seminar. For more information and to register click here.

Gain new insights in the latest changes surrounding HIPAA and medical records law.

As medical records law continues to evolve, the complexities of how your organization manages these sensitive records now will impact your legal liability later. When improperly handled, your records management practices are far reaching and potentially damaging to your organization.

Proper records management strategy is only a small part of protecting your business from potentially damaging legal issues that will happen without understanding the full scope of what your responsibilities are as it pertains to HIPAA and patients' rights. Join our panel of experienced, local professionals, as they share insights and examples of what you must do and what you should never do, when handling this very sensitive subject matter. Not knowing does not protect your business from financial responsibility for damages. Register today.

You Will Learn

  • Determine the proper method of responding to subpoenas and other requests for medical records
  • Learn what must be done when the security of electronic records is undermined
  • Discover best practices for document retention and management
  • Review the financial impacts of quality of care

Who Should Attend?

This seminar is designed for medical records directors, health information directors, business managers, office managers, nurses, hospital administrators, compliance directors, release of records professionals and attorneys.

Agenda

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration
9:00 am - 10:15 am Medical Document Retention Planning and Implementation
- Jason T. Ams

  • Assessing Your Current System
  • Building an Appropriate Document Retention Plan
  • Training and Education

E-Discovery of Medical Records
10:15 am - 10:30 am Break
10:30 am - 11:40 am Measuring Outcomes and Quality of Care: The Patient Safety Work Product Privilege
- Lisa English Hinkle

  • Measuring Quality of Care

    • Emphasis on Quality of Care as a Factor for Reimbursement
    • Duty of Medical Staff to Monitor Quality of Care
    • Duty of Hospital to Monitor Quality of Care
    • Duty of Long Term Care Facilities to Monitor Quality of Care

  • Status of Physician Patient Privilege in Kentucky and Peer Review Materials
  • Patient Safety Quality and Improvement Act
  • Case Law Update

    • Kentucky Decisions
    • Sixth Circuit Decisions

11:40 am - 12:40 pm Lunch (On Your Own)
12:40 pm - 3:00 pm Subpoenas and Investigations Involving Medical Records
- Dean T. Wellman

  • Requirements of a Valid Subpoena
  • Options for Responding to Subpoenas
  • Responding to Government Investigations

HIPAA Security/HITECH
- Dean T. Wellman

  • Overview
  • Fines and Penalties
  • Actions for Enforcement
  • Audits and the Rules

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm - 4:30 pm Disaster Strikes
- David E. Fleenor

  • When Is a Confidential Record Not Confidential?

    • Uses and Disclosures of That Record for Which Authorization by the Individual Is Required
    • Uses and Disclosures of That Record Requiring an Opportunity for the Identified Individual to Agree or Object
    • Uses and Disclosures for Which an Authorization or Opportunity to Object Is Not Required

  • HIPAA and Discovery Rules in Litigation
  • True Disasters
  • Virtual Disasters - The Loss of Electronic Record

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