This course is configured for the clinical workforce within county agencies with a focus on the HIPAA Privacy and Security overview, compliance with regulations and how HIPAA impacts a clinician’s daily responsibilities.
This course is configured for the executive, manager or program director level at county agencies. The focus of the class will be a high level overview of HIPAA and HITECH, including California information, the importance of organizational readiness, and implications of not complying with the federal regulations, 42 CFR Part 2, policy and procedures, staff training and how to respond to HIPAA breaches. Target Audience—Agency Executive Leadership, Managers, Program Directors and IT staff as a pre-requisite for the HIPAA Technical class
In 1990, the World Health Organization (WHO) approved the 10th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), known as ICD-10. The ICD is the global standard in diagnostic classification for health reporting and clinical applications for all medical diagnoses, including mental health and behavioral disorders. On October 1, 2015, the entire health care system in the U.S. will change its diagnostic codes from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM and all HIPAA-covered entities must use ICD-10. Because this is a HIPAA mandate, penalties for failure to comply will be enforced. Civil and criminal penalties may include heavy fines and imprisonment.