Amanda Waesch, Esq., is a healthcare Attorney at Brennan, Manna & Diamond. Her practice focuses on healthcare, employment law and healthcare litigation across the country. She advises healthcare providers including practices and hospitals on reviewing and litigating employment agreements; non-compete agreements and severance agreements. Her work has benefited physicians and administrators in drafting and reviewing employer handbooks, as well as management and training issues.
Ace NEW, Stricter HIPAA/Telehealth Audio Rule Requirements
HIPAA and telehealth rules have changed again, and if you aren’t up to date, you could face significant fines.
You are required to comply with the NEW HIPAA and telehealth rules that tighten regulations regarding the audio-only virtual visits you provide — right down to the type of phone line you can use.
These stricter HIPAA and telehealth audio rules replace the less stringent waivers put into place during COVID, and they are only the beginning. It is imperative that you bolster your telehealth program to ensure you are compliant. The government always said they’d be issuing tighter regulations affecting HIPAA and telehealth — and that time has arrived.
Complying with the stricter regulations that impact HIPAA and telehealth is essential to your ability to continue offering these much-sought-after services. This is where expert Amanda Waesch, Esq., can help. On Wednesday, August 17th at 3pm ET, during a 60-minute online training session, Amanda will walk you through how to comply with the more aggressive HIPAA telehealth rules so you can keep providing virtual services to your patients.
Here are just a few of the step-by-step tactics you’ll receive by attending this online training to help you avoid the HIPAA compliance hurdles affecting your telehealth services:
- Nail down the new rules impacting audio-only virtual visits
- Evaluate whether landlines are affected by the new rules
- Pinpoint the right way to maintain the privacy of telehealth visits
- Comply with enforcement deadlines to avoid a surprise audit
- Get tips to ensure you’re up to date on the latest regs
- Establish whether you’re responsible for information leaks after your phone call ends
- Find out what might be around the corner for HIPAA and telehealth
- Create a telehealth program that can overcome the toughest auditor
- …and much more!
Government auditors took a break from auditing practices for a short period during the pandemic, but that time has passed, and now they’re out in force.
Remember: If HIPAA auditors find violations in your telemedicine program, they’re much more likely to investigate other areas of your practice. This leaves you exposed to violation penalties much greater than those simply related to HIPAA alone — as high as $50,000 per occurrence.
New HIPAA and telehealth rules have made it more difficult for you to offer audio-only virtual visits. Don’t risk it. Sign up today for this limited-space online training and make sure your practice is following all of the latest updates to the privacy rules. Don’t wait, register for this must-attend online training today!