Phase II HIPAA Audits, Cybersecurity, and MIPS – Are you up to Speed?

If you’re unfamiliar with our series of live educational webcasts, this is the month to join us as we tackle three topics impacting the entire industry. Our various webcast series feature leading industry experts discussing how providers can prepare themselves to meet the challenges related to security, compliance and the move to value-based care including the merit-based incentive payment system, or MIPS.

All of our events are free to join. Here is the April schedule. You can also check in on our future events at any time, as they are listed in our event calendar.

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Join Our Monthly Q&A where we answer your questions on HIPAA. Our topic for April is: HIPAA Fines – How Much Are You at Risk?

OCR has begun phase II audits and is widening the net, recognizing that many smaller organizations and business associates are not HIPAA compliant. Additionally, since the beginning of the year, $6 million in fines have been levied for lack of proper business associate agreements. Get your questions answers by our experts from The Compliance Group.[/content_box]

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Learn how the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System will impact your reputation as well as your bottom line. Our topic for April – Ins and Outs of PQRS Method Selection for Your 2016 GPRO Declaration

Our expert Tom Lee of SA Ignite will walk us through how PQRS method selection can have a big impact on your organization’s Value-Based Modifier QRUR quality scores, Medicare reimbursement, public reputation, and optimization for the forthcoming MIPS program Make sure you check out SA Ignite’s MIPS calculator to understand the financial impact of MIPS on your organization.[/content_box]

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Tune in as we serve up the hottest healthcare issues of the day, all from a legal point of view. Join host Matt Fisher of Mirick O’Connell as he and his guests discuss a smorgasbord of topics, giving hospitals, physicians, vendors and patients a seat at the table.

On our debut webcast, Matt will chat with Deven McGraw, Deputy Director for Health Information Privacy of HHS Office of Civil Rights. HIPAA compliance and cybersecurity have received even more focus in healthcare in light of recent guidance, the commencement of OCR’s new audit protocol and attacks on the industry. The discussion with Deven McGraw will likely hit upon all of these topics and more.[/content_box]

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Beyond our three webcast events there are some additional resources for you to explore on these topics. Here’s a rundown.

Free White Papers and eBooks:

The Definitive Guide to Value-Based Care
The ebooks looks at the change to P4P and how you can get the most value from it including picking the right model and where meaningful use fits into the picture.
Download here.

MIPS for the Rest of Us
This white paper by Jim Tate gives a basic overview of the merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS), which starts in 2017.
Download here.

Maximizing Medicare Reimbursements
One of the topics covered in this white paper is how PQRS will be pulled directly into MIPS in 2019.
Download here.

eBrief: Ten Steps to Maximize Secure Text Messaging Adoption
This ebrief offers tips for maximizing secure text messaging in a hospital environment.
Download here.