Friday, March 26, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
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March 26, 2021 - HIPAA: Top 10 HIPAA Violations 
Christine Wisnom, CDA, RN, BSN

Important Notes and Announcements:

  • The webinar access link will be emailed 48 hours prior to the program date and email reminders will follow. 
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  • Review CHEP's requirements and procedures for online learning in our Documented Technology Plan

Course Description:

The Federal HIPAA Regulations mandate that employers provide staff training upon hire, and whenever the regulations are updated. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, new HIPAA guidelines and forms have evolved, and several have been updated. Tele-dentistry has now become commonplace in the dental practice which has led to updates in applications, platforms, financial reimbursement, and forms, all of which will be reviewed during this program. Additionally, while the pandemic continues, the Office of Civil Rights has issued some exemptions for HIPAA violations applicable to utilizing new Tele-dentistry technology; these will be discussed. The ADA states that it is the ‘primary responsibility of the dentist to safeguard the patient’s privacy and maintain the confidentiality of patients’ records.’ ADA cautions that a practice, if audited, may only have between 10-14 days to respond to the requested information for items such as security risk assessments, policies and procedures, training records, and business associate agreements. It is vital to be prepared for these challenges and stay current with HIPAA. This program discusses these topics and reviews the evolving Privacy and Security regulations. Numerous sample HIPAA documents will be provided. This program meets the requirements for the ADA HIPAA credits for licensure renewal.

Learning Objectives:

1. Review the evolution of HIPAA regulations.
2. Identify how to: produce a training for new employees on the office HIPAA policies and procedures; create a review for current staff as laws change; and best document training.
3. Review sample HIPAA documents for: Staff training, Sanctions for Non-Compliance, Compliant, Notice of Privacy Policy, Acknowledgement of Receipt, Access to Records, Risk Assessment, and several others.
4. Discuss how to create new HIPAA protocols, document these policies, and incorporate them into dental practice.

Speaker Information:

Ms. Wisnom is a Nurse Educator in the Department of Oncology & Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore. At the dental school she served the Infection Control Committee, as a member, and as the Chair for several years. She received her RN in 1986 and completed a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland, School of Nursing. She is a faculty member and Program Coordinator for the PA-Mid-Atlantic AIDS Education and Training Center. She is also an Infection Control Consultant for the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners and the District of Columbia Board of Dental Examiners and the Maryland Board of Physicians.  She has presented numerous educational programs on a local, state, national and international level. Active in research, she has authored and co-authored multiple articles, book chapters, and abstracts. She served as the Chairperson for the Maryland School of Nursing Alumni Association and is a member of OKU National Honor Society. In addition, she is a private Infection Control Consultant and provides in-office programs for Health Care Providers. She is active in numerous professional groups. Ms. Wisnom has also coordinated numerous research protocols on a variety of topics.

Disclosure: Christine Wisnom and the Planning Committee report they have no relationships with commercial organizations to disclose.  There will be no discussion of off label products.

Continuing Education:

Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. 

Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. designates this activity for 2.0 ADA continuing education credits. 

Education Methods Used: Lecture, PowerPoint Presentation

Target audience: dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, office staff

Evaluation and Certificate:

All attendees are required to register their name and email address on the Webex platform and receive an Attention Rating of 90% or higher in order to receive credits. The Attention Rating is calculated automatically through the Webex system and reported to our team at the conclusion of the program. In order to receive the highest rate possible, stay logged into the training for the duration, do not minimize the training screen, and do not open other screens on top of the training. 

An evaluation will be emailed to you within two business days of the program's completion.  You will need the access code announced at the conclusion of the program in order to complete the evaluation.  Once you complete and submit this evaluation, your certificate will automatically generate to be saved or printed.

Registration Information:

Community Dentist - $50.00
Community Hygienist - $40.00
Community Assistant/Office Staff - $30.00
VISN 5 VA Employee - $10.00

Registration will close at the end of the day on Wednesday, March 24th. We will not accept registrations after this date.