Trainer: Ruben Rivera-Jackman, MNPL
Complying with the HIPAA Privacy Rule isnt always easy, but it can be even more complicated for assisted living facilities. A privacy officer in Wisconsinwho oversees a critical access hospital, a skilled nursing facility, and an assisted living facilitysums up some of the difficulties. The tenants in the assisted living facility share meals and activities, and many become good friends with one another, she says. Its only natural that these elderly tenants share news with their friends and neighbors, but how does HIPAA come into play when they ask facility caregivers to share information? They are a close-knit community and it is hard to keep tenants and caregivers from talking among themselves, says the privacy officer. While its not a problem for tenants to share information, the caregivers, who are workforce members of the assisted living facility, may be bound by HIPAA not to reveal tenants PHI.
The HIPAA Rules provide federal protections for patient health information held by Covered Entities (CEs) and Business Associates (BAs). HIPAA gives patients many rights with respect to their health information. It is important for aging services providers to be aware of the types of information HIPAA protects, who must comply with HIPAA, and how resident/patient information can be used and disclosed under the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
Webinar Participants Will:
1. Enhance their understanding of What is HIPAA
2. Increase their awareness of Who Must Comply with HIPAA
3. Identify HIPAA Regulations
4. Familiarize themselves with Resources
Ruben Rivera-Jackman, MNPL, speaker, trainer and nonprofit leadership consultant, has an accomplished 25+ year career as a nonprofit leader, with practical experience in, and solid understanding of, a diverse range of management, program development and service delivery applications. Mr. Rivera-Jackman has a passion for working with, and advocating on behalf of, older adults, and has a natural ability for providing instruction and training for adult learners. In February 2017, Ruben accepted a new opportunity to serve as the new Director of Resident Services for the Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG), one of the largest non-profit affordable housing providers in the Puget Sound area. SHAG manages 41 LIHTC communities serving over 5,000 older-adult households. He previously served for 12 years as a Senor Resident Services Manager at the King County Housing Authority. Mr. Rivera-Jackman was the recipient of the 2011 American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC).