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Medical Records Update for Paralegals: Releases, Retention and Confidentiality Requirements

Understand the requirements of HIPAA, HITECH, and the Omnibus Rule when it comes to medical record releases, retention, and confidentiality.

Medical providers and health plans, vendors, and others who retain medical or health records are often subjected to complex and conflicting requirements to maintain the confidentiality and restrict the disclosure of the information. Complex and overlapping rules and regulations impose rigid requirements that must be met before information is released and require medical record repositories to retain the records for often-conflicting time periods. This topic will outline the sources of the laws and regulations that govern the ability and duty of such repositories to release such information; their obligations to retain medical records in their possession; the confidentiality obligations of such record holders; the impact of those laws, and how to establish policies and systems to ensure those laws are met. This topic will specifically outline the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and the regulations promulgated thereunder, which have been substantially upgraded in the HITECH Act and the Omnibus Rule and made applicable to entities that were not subject to HIPAA before. This topic will also identify common, state statutory and regulatory schemes that deal with medical record release and retention. It will also offer some advice, tips and sample policies that can be used by medical providers and other record holders to help ensure compliance with these wide-reaching laws and regulations.

Runtime: 91 minutes
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Agenda

Overview

  • Background
  • HIPAA

Medical Record Releases

  • Situations

??" Health Care Business Operations

??" Voluntary Releases

??" Governmental Requests

??" Litigation

  • Governing Laws

??" HIPAA; State Laws

  • Methods for Release

??" Legally Allowed Releases

??" Consents and Authorizations

Retention Requirements

  • Laws

??" Federal; State

  • Laws for Specific Situations

??" AIDS, Substance Abuse, Psychiatric Issues

??" Public Health Issues; Others

  • Contractual Obligations
  • Policies and Procedures

Confidentiality Issues

  • HIPAA
  • Public Health Act
  • FERPA
  • Part 2
  • State Law Issues
  • Common Law Relationship Issues
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This course was last revised on November 28, 2017.

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  • NALA 1.5
     
  • This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, for continuing legal assistant education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential for (s) hours.
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Jeffery P. Drummond

Jeffery P. Drummond

Jackson Walker L.L.P.

  • Partner in the health care section of Jackson Walker L.L.P.
  • Represents hospitals, physicians and physician groups, and other health care providers
  • Regularly advises clients regarding compliance with health care, pharmaceutical, and tax exemption laws and regulations, including the federal Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute
  • Frequent speaker on medical record privacy and security issues, HIPAA, and cybersecurity
  • Maintained a blog on HIPAA and other medical records matters since 2002 at www.hipaablog.blogspot.com
  • Adjunct professor of health law, Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas
  • J.D. degree, The University of Texas; B.A. degree, University of Dallas
  • Can be contacted at 214-953-6000 or jdrummond@jw.com
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Product ID: 401249
Published 2017
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