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HIPAA for Covered Entities Overview

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the evolution, importance, and scope of HIPAA
  • Explain where PHI is located, how you may use it, and when you may disclose it
  • Define electronic PHI (ePHI), and list some techniques that you and your employer may use to secure PHI in all its forms from unauthorized access
  • Explain the types of HIPAA violations, the process for breach notifications, and potential penalties

Available in English

10 Minutes

This lesson will make you aware of your, and your employer’s, responsibilities for complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). You will learn about protected health information (PHI), situations in which you may disclose PHI, and the actions you and your employer must take in response to a HIPAA violation.

Course Outline
  • Overview
Regulations
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
  • 45 CFR Part 160 - Privacy Rule
  • 45 CFR Part 164 Subparts A and E - Privacy Rule
  • 45 CFR Part 160 and Part 164 Subparts A and C - Security Rule
  • 45 CFR Part 164 Subpart D - Breach Notification Rule
  • US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HIPAA for Professionals, Summary of the HIPAA Privacy Rule
  • US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HIPAA for Professionals, Uses and Disclosures for Treatment, Payment, and Health Care Operations
  • US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HIPAA for Professionals, Breach Reporting
  • HIPAA Journal, What Is Considered Protected Health Information Under HIPAA, April 2018
  • HIPAA Journal, HIPAA Compliance Checklist 2018 - 2019
  • HIPAA Journal, What Are the Penalties for HIPAA Violations, June 24, 2015
  • HIPAA One, 7 Ways Employees Can Help Prevent HIPAA Violations, March 8, 2015