HIPAA: 3 Hours (.3 CEUs)

Take Course: $49

Course Description:

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) applies to all physical therapists who provide services and is particularly important for physical therapists in outpatient settings.  This course explains HIPAA policies and recent updates, how to adhere to the HIPAA Compliance Program, and uses specific examples of patient privacy issues pertaining to outpatient settings to demonstrate how to mitigate practice risk.

This course is presented in an online PowerPoint® format with audio lecture for each slide. Approximate length to take the course, including audio lecture and all written material, is 3 hours.

Course Outline

HIPAA Outline 3 Hours
Presenter: Bridget Morehouse, MPT, MBA
1. What is HIPAA?
2. What is the purpose of HIPAA?
3. Focus on Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
4. Code Sets
5. Covered Entity
6. Healthcare Clearing House
7. Transaction Standard
8. Business Associate
9. Protected Health Information
10. Consent
11. Authorization
12. Permitted Use and Disclosures
13. Minimum Necessary Standard
14. Notice of Privacy Practice
15. Administrative Requirements

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, you will have a better understanding of the following:

  1.  Understand the policy and intent of HIPAA.
  2. Gain knowledge of specific risk areas for outpatient practitioners.
  3. Learn how to implement basic components of a HIPAA Compliance Program.
  4. Be taught how to perform a basic risk assessment for an outpatient practice setting.
  5. Hear specific examples of patient privacy issues that pertain to outpatient settings and learn how to manage the associated risk.

Presenter: Bridget Morehouse, MPT, MBA

Bridget Morehouse, PT, MBA is a practicing physical therapist and payer relations specialist in Bolingbrook, IL. She earned her Master of Physical Therapy and Masters in Business Administration in 2001 from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She currently holds a position as adjunct faculty for Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, teaching healthcare policy, business administration, and professional issues. Ms. Morehouse is the owner of Morehouse Consulting where she serves as a payment consultant for many outpatient practices and rehab agencies. She also serves as the payer relations specialist for the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association. She has held positions related to payer relations with the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
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Take Course: $49