Prevent Most Common HIPAA Violations and Massive Penalties

Length: 90 minutes Expert: Jay Hodes

Between Jan. 2017 and Oct. 2018, HIPAA enforcement actions generated $45,360,363 million in penalties and fines from practices just like yours. Getting hit with a HIPAA violation investigation and penalty is a very real risk. The problem is that many practices think they are prepared – or worse that it can’t happen to them. Don’t make this mistake.

Sure, some of the guilty practices were just careless with the privacy of their patients. But in other cases, the practices thought they were doing everything right and they still got hit with a hefty HIPAA penalty. To make matters worse, one of the top reasons practices get targeted for a HIPAA audit is from patient complaints.

The only way to protect yourself and your practice from being the target of a HIPAA breach investigation and being hit with substantial violation penalties is to have an unshakable handle on HIPAA’s confusing requirements. If you are the subject of a HIPAA enforcement investigation you will be required to prove you have all the necessary documentation in place for safeguarding protected health information (PHI) and demonstrate the validity of your HIPAA compliance plan.

Complying with every minute portion of the HIPAA requirements can seem impossible. There is a better way, and HIPAA compliance expert and consultant, Jay Hodes, can help. During his online training session, he will breakdown the most common reasons physician practices get into HIPAA trouble. By mastering these top penalty-generating infractions, your risk of getting targeted for a HIPAA audit or penalty is seriously reduced.

Here are just a few of the practical, plain-English HIPAA compliance strategies you’ll receive by attending this upcoming 90-minute online training session.

  • Determine whether your HIPAA compliance plan will withstand government scrutiny
  • Prevent the costliest HIPAA breaches from occurring and significantly reduce your risk
  • Pin down HIPAA training requirements and how to most effectively comply
  • Protect your practice from a business associate (vendor) breach with proven vetting tactics
  • Incorporate the most important aspects of a HIPAA compliance program and protect your practice
  • Avoid compounded fines by having a proven action plan on standby should a HIPAA breach occur
  • More easily comply with HIPAA documentation requirements with step-by-step expert advice
  • And so much more…

Is This Training Right for You? This training will cover basic and intermediate topics to help you reduce your liability by ensuring compliance with the top investigative and penalty-driven HIPAA violations. This online training will provide you with practical, step-by-step, actionable advice you can walk away with and put into action immediately.

Ensuring your practice is truly meeting HIPAA regulatory requirements can seem like an overwhelming task. But it doesn’t have to. Sign up for this online training session and get the complexities of complying with HIPAA melted down into easily digestible, implementable action. Don’t wait to register. Access to this training is limited to ensure you’ll have to time to ask and get your questions answered from the expert presenter. Sign up today.

Meet Your Expert

Jay HodesPresident, Colington Consulting

Jay Hodes is a leading expert in HIPAA compliance and President of Colington Consulting. His company provides HIPAA consulting services for healthcare providers and business associates. Mr. Hodes has over 35 years of combined experience in risk assessments, site security evaluation, regulatory compliance, policy and procedures assessments, and Federal law enforcement management.

He served as the HIPAA Compliance Officer for the County of Fairfax, Virginia. In that role, Mr. Hodes managed the county-wide HIPAA security and privacy programs which included conducting security risk assessments, policy, and procedure development, conducting HIPAA breach, compliance, and privacy complaint investigations, and developing HIPAA Security Awareness and Privacy training. Mr. Hodes was an Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. He has provided expert witness opinions for litigation cases.

Mr. Hodes has been the keynote speaker and provided presentations regarding HIPAA compliance and patient privacy to many professional healthcare organizations including the Health Care Compliance Association, the Maryland Medical Group Management Association, the Baltimore City (MD) Medical Society, the New Jersey Aging Life Care Association, the California Primary Care Association, the National Association for Speech and Hearing Centers, and the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

He has published over 70 educational articles regarding HIPAA compliance, been featured in Part B News articles, the Report on Patient Privacy, provided a guest post in the Electronic Health Reporter, interviewed and provided comments to Hospital Access Management regarding HIPAA privacy issues resulting from the Orlando mass shooting incident, and interviewed four times by Renal & Urology News, provided comments to the blog regarding HIPAA requirements and safeguards, interviewed by PracticeSuite EMR as part of their Expert Interview Series, and interviewed and provided comments to the Health System Specialist.

Mr. Hodes is a member of the American Institute of Healthcare Compliance, Health Care Compliance Association, and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. In his free time, Mr. Hodes is a volunteer for Lab Rescue of the Labrador Retriever Club of the Potomac.


It was very informative, and gave a good general overview.
Pia Summerton
Ronni Lee Seltzer MD, Practice Manager