New Workshop Alert: A HIPAA Update: HITECH Act, Data Breaches, Open Notes Act, and more

Paul Berman, Ph.D.
June 14th, 2022, 12:00 pm - 3:20 pm

3 CE Credits

Online via Zoom

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act has changed significantly since it was signed into law in 1996: HIPAA incorporated the HITECH Act in 2013; data breaches were defined and redefined; Business Associate Agreements were revised; time requirements for responding to requests have been shortened; patients are allowed to inspect and copy their Protected Health Information (PHI) immediately following the appointment under certain circumstances; and, Safe Harbor Provisions were added, among other changes.

This workshop will focus on the primary requirements of the HIPAA Rules as amended by more recent Rules (HITECH Act, etc.). We will discuss HIPAA compliance requirements including annual self-audits, remediation plans, written policies and procedures, signed business associate agreements, and incident management.

Register for the June 14th Workshop

 

Balloting is now open for the 2022 MD Board of Examiners for Psychologists

The ballot to create the ranked list of candidates for the 2022 Maryland Board of Examiners for Psychologists is now out. If you are a licensed psychologist in Maryland, please participate in this important process. Here is the link to the ballot: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/97S7N5J . Ballots are due by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. Help select the next members of the Maryland Board of Examiners!

Ballot for the 2022 MD Board of Examiners

 

Telehealth Survey for Maryland Health Care Providers

NORC at the University of Chicago in conjunction with the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) invite psychologists and other health care providers to respond to an online survey on experiences providing telehealth services using audio-video or audio-only technology. The survey is expected to take no more than 15 minutes. All responses are voluntary and confidential. Providers may access the survey using their National Provider Identifier (NPI) active as of 10/1/2021.  If you have a NPI and cannot locate it, you can find it via the NPI registry through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid: https://npiregistry.cms.hhs.gov/  Just enter your first and last name and hit search.

Responses to the telehealth survey will be used to inform recommendations on audio-visual and audio-only coverage and reimbursement during Maryland’s 2023 legislative session. The online survey is available at mdtelesurvey.norc.org. Please share this survey with your colleagues in Maryland.

If you have any questions about the survey, please contact NORC at [email protected] .

 

The Business of Practice: Money and Marketing for the Modern Practice

A big thanks to Kevin Lee and Pineapple Payments for their sponsorship of the Business of Practice. 

 

 

Upcoming Professional Practices Committee Events 

Mark your calendars for Professional Practices Committee (PPC) workshops. Watch your email and social media for more! All events will be presented virtually. Interested in joining PPC? Contact MPA at [email protected] 

Tues May 3, 12-1:30 pm with Pauline Wallin - News Media Interviews: Benefits, Pitfalls and Ethics - Register today!

Tues June 14 from 12-3:30 pm with Paul Berman -A HIPAA Update: HITECH Act, Data Breaches, Open Notes Act, and more - Registration now open!

Date TBA: Webinar on Preventing Burnout in Telehealth 

 

 

 

The Maryland Psychological Association

Founded in 1956, the Maryland Psychological Association (MPA) is the statewide professional membership association for psychologists, psych associates and other mental health professionals. Our mission is to support the advancement of the science and practice of psychology for the health and welfare of the public. MPA is governed by its members through the Board of Directors, which consists of elected officers and committee chairs appointed by MPA Executive Committee. The Board of Directors meets monthly from September – June to set policy for the Association. Members of the Board of Directors can be reached through the Association office. MPA is not a chapter of the American Psychological Association (APA). However, MPA maintains an affiliate relationship with the association. 

Need information on licensure in Maryland? Please contact the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists. They can be reached at 410-764-4787 or  [email protected]

For those looking for a psychologist in Maryland, search MPA’s online referral service for a psychologist in your area.