Staying Secure and Compliant
With the COVID-19 Emergency requiring physicians to adopt telehealth and position more of their staff to work from home, important patient privacy and security risks emerge. This webinar will address those along with practical tips for compliance.
- Learn the HIPAA privacy risks associated with telehealth
- Learn the HIPAA technical and cybersecurity risks associated with telehealth
- Learn what “Zoom-bombing is” and how to prevent an unauthorized person from hijacking your telehealth session
- Learn the basic privacy and security practices to require for telehealth-either from your home or office
- Learn what the HIPAA Enforcement Notice of Discretion covers during the COVID-19 Emergency
Q1: How do you know if your Wifi is WPA2 encrypted?
A: To check the encryption type:
1. Open the Settings app on your mobile device, or computer.
2. Access the Wi-Fi connection settings.
3. Find your wireless network on the list of available networks.
4. Tap the network name or info button to pull up the network configuration.
5. Check the network configuration for the security type
Q2: What are the best sources to look at for state laws and changes regarding practicing telehealth and telemedicine?
A:The California Medical Association has published a tool kit at: https://www.cmadocs.org/Portals/CMA/files/public/CMA%20COVID-19%20Telehealth%20Overview.pdf
CMA has other resources at https://www.cmadocs.org/covid-19.
Q3: What can providers do now to push for continued global budgeting / modified capitation for telemedicine visits and services even post-pandemic?
A: Connecting to established organizations that are lobbying actively, e.g., CMA, AMA.
Q4: Who is eligible to apply for the FCC funding? Are SNF providers or facilities?
A: I’m attaching what I have that describes the FCC funding program. SNFs are on the list.
Link here: https://vsee.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/FCC-Telehealth-Program.pdf
and here: https://vsee.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Client-Alert-FCC-Establishes-COVID-19-Telehealth-Program.pdf
David Ginsberg is co-founder and president of PrivaPlan Associates, Inc. He has more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry with expertise in HIPAA, medical practice management and regulatory compliance. He is the official HIPAA advisor to ACCMA and the California Medical Association (CMA).