10-01-13 | Blog Post

Online Tech Heads to Indy: 2013 HCCA North Central Regional Compliance Conference

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HCCA: Healthcare Compliance AssociationOnline Tech is heading to Indy this Friday, October 4 to exhibit encrypted HIPAA hosting solutions at the 2013 Healthcare Compliance Association’s North Central Regional Compliance Conference. HCCA is a member-based organization for compliance professionals in the diverse healthcare field, including hospitals, group practices, home health, academic institutions, payor/managed care and more.

According to HCCA-Info.org, the event will draw healthcare compliance officers and risk managers; healthcare CEOs and CFOs; healthcare consultants and attorneys; privacy officers; health information management specialist; and physicians and other health professionals.

A few notable sessions include:

HITECH in Effect: A Look at the New Breach Analysis and Implementation of the New Rule
Speaker: Stacy Cook, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
Description: As of September 23, 2013, the HITECH changes to HIPAA are in effect. One important change is the definition of a “breach” of unsecured protected health information (“PHI”). This presentation will take an in-depth look at the analysis and investigation required to determine whether a breach of unsecured protected health information has occurred under the new definition and will also provide a brief review
of the policies, procedures and tasks that should already be implemented following the September 23 enforcement date of the HITECH changes.

Data Mining to Stay Ahead of Government Investigations
Speaker: Jared Krawczyk, Mathematician, Fi-Med Managmenet Inc.

  • Explore benchmarking techniques to profile all physicians to understand where your greatest risk exposure lies.
  • Learn how to prioritize/plan the physician review process to focus on the areas of largest exposure.
  • Learn how to utilize benchmarking following the physician review to ensure that coding patterns have changed.

Cyber Compliance
Speaker: John Maynor, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Hot topics in cyber security and what organizations should consider when implementing new technologies.
  • Third Party Vendor Risk Management (TPVRM) and how organizations need to have an effective TPVRM program to manage the risk to data.

Learn more about the conference here. And see a list of our other upcoming events, including seminars and webinars, in our Events section.

HCCA has a number of regional conferences nationwide, including:

HCCA Locations

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