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HIPPA & HITECH Compliance for CBO-Healthcare Partnerships

Source: Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Please join this webinar with the Aging and Disability Business Institute Series on August 16 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern for a one hour webinar.

A compliance programming for federal and state regulations is a critical healthcare 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 healthcare 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 healthcare 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 Heath 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.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe why it is critical for CBOs to understand and adhere to compliance requirements to achieve fruitful health care partnerships;
  • Understand the key provisions of the HIPAA/HITECH acts that are relevant for CBO−healthcare partnerships; and
  • List key compliance action steps that CBOs can embed in their healthcare engagement strategic plans.

Learn more about ACL’s Business Acumen Initiative to help states and community-based organizations build networks and respond to delivery system changes, including technical assistance, building business capacity for successful contracting with integrated care entities, and developing pathways to sustainability.

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