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June 4, 2013
Register for Webinar on New HIPAA Regulations that Impact Volunteer EMS Providers
[This article was prepared exclusively for the NVFC by the Attorneys at Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, LLC – The National EMS Industry Law Firm®. Visit their web site at www.pwwemslaw.com.]
On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a long-awaited Final Rule, implementing sweeping changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The Final Rule grants patients new rights regarding their health information, modifies the standard for HIPAA breaches, ramps up HIPAA enforcement, and makes a host of other changes that will affect HIPAA-covered EMS agencies. Organizations have untilSeptember 23, 2013, to comply with the changes.
To help the nation’s volunteer and combination department EMS providers better understand these issues and the practical implications of the new HIPAA regulations, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) and the EMS attorneys at Page, Wolfberg & Wirth (PWW) are hosting an exclusive webinar on June 27 from 2-3:30pm EDT for NVFC members at no cost (a $149 value!). During this webinar, we will tackle the big questions for volunteer agencies and go into detail about how to grant the new patient rights, how to conduct a breach risk assessment, the changes you need to make to your business associate agreements and notice of privacy practices, and much more!
PWW has guided EMS agencies nationwide through HIPAA compliance since day one and now our attorneys are here – exclusively for NVFC members – to tell you what the new 2013 regulations mean for your EMS or fire service organization. NVFC members can register for this free webinar by clicking here. If you are not already a member of NVFC but would like to participate in this webinar, click here to join.
Click here to learn more about the big questions volunteer organizations are asking, which will be addressed in the webinar.