Privacy and HIPAA: New Times, New Rules

1.0 CME Credit

1.0 CE Credit

ABQAURP sub-specialty credits: Case Management 1.0, Managed Care 1.0, Patient Safety/Risk Management 1.0, Physician Advisor 1.0, Transitions of Care 1.0


The Physician Payments Sunshine Act (PPSA) requires medical product manufacturers to disclose to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) any payments or other transfers of value made to physicians or teaching hospitals. Most of the debate surrounding the implementation of the PPSA centers around two general issues: the regulatory and legal challenges of establishing a national public reporting system; and how reporting will ultimately affect the behavior of patients, providers, and industry. Concerns over public misperception may, in turn, have unpredictable effects on physicians' behavior.

This online course will provide insight into how responsible transparency can help to promote integrity and increase public trust. This course will examine HIPAA issues for 2019 and how individual state actions are impacting healthcare privacy laws.

This session was recorded live at our 2019 Annual Health Care Quality & Patient Safety Conference and is a portion of the online course entitled: Connecting People, Purpose & Passion. They may be taken individually to earn incremental CME/CE credits. However, if you plan on taking the full 8-hour course, you will not be able to claim credit for these individual sessions.

At the conclusion of the activity, attendees will be able to:
  • Illustrate the scope and interaction of HIPAA with other privacy requirements
  • Identify new state laws governing privacy and related requirement
  • Employ specific steps any practitioner can take to avoid compromising patient privacy

This course is intended for Physicians of all specialties, Nurses, and Other Health Care Professionals with appropriate CME credit and nursing contact hours offered for each profession.

The American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ABQAURP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABQAURP is an approved provider of continuing education for nurses. This activity is designated for 1.0 contact hour through the Florida Board of Nursing, Provider # 50-94.

This program is approved for Category 2 credit by the American Osteopathic Association.

All participants must achieve a final assessment score of at least seventy percent (70%) for recertification and continuing education credits. You have 60 days to complete the course after ordering. Please note: Exam candidates taking the Core Body of Knowledge and Diplomates renewing their certification may have less time to complete, as determined by deadlines imposed.

This activity is valid from May 30, 2019 through March 15, 2022. Original release date: April 26, 2019.

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COURSE FEES: Diplomate $29.00      Member $34.00      Non-Member $42.00

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About The Authors
Members of the CME Committee, Planners, and Faculty have disclosed to ABQAURP any relevant financial relationships. No relevant financial relationships or conflicts of interest exist in regard to the content of this online activity.

Ann N. James, JD, PhD
Ann James is a Senior Contract Compliance Manager in the Research Management Group at Stanford University School of Medicine. She provides advice and counsel on compliance issues and privacy concerns to the School of Medicine and to affiliated hospitals.

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