HIPAA Compliance for Hospice Agencies


[3122] HIPAA Compliance for Hospice Agencies
Overview of requirements and applications in hospice setting.

TAHC&H CONFERENCE RECORDING: This program was presented on 08/09/2018 at the Texas Association of Home Care & Annual Conference in Frisco. It is one of 16 presentations captured and produced for online access. Subscribers receive 24/7 on-demand access from both home and office during the subscription period shown at the bottom of this page.

Presentation Info:

  • Presentation Date: August 9, 2018
  • TAHC&H Event: TAHC&H Annual Meeting | Frisco

Subscription Type: Individual

Education-Training Credits:

  • TX HCSSA Administrator/Alternate Continuing Education
    • 1.25 Clock Hrs
  • Social Worker
    • 1.25 CEU

CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of social work education by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, approved provider #1230.

HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:

  • §558.259[d][4]agency responsibilities
  • §558.260[a][6]risk assessment and management
  • §558.260[a][8]skills for working with clients, families, and other professional service providers
  • §558.260[a][9]community resources

Program Description:Complying with HIPAA requirements isn’t always easy, and hospices have some unique complications. There are often a number of family members, unique and intricate family dynamics and often stressful family situations; communication amongst staff working remotely but as a team; volunteers; working with records after a patient’s death; etc. This program provides an overview of the HIPAA requirements and application in the hospice setting.

Program Learning Outcome:

  • Learners will actively engage in the learning activity and indicate an intent to change their practice by implementing HIPAA regulations as they pertain specifically to hospice patients.

TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Katie Wehri, Healthcare Provider Solutions

About the Presenter:
Katie Wehri
is Director of Operations Consulting for Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc. (HPS) She joined HPS in 2017 with more than 25 years in the hospice, home health, private duty and palliative care industries and is certified by the Health Care Compliance Association in health care compliance and health care privacy compliance. She was a provider executive for 13 years and began consulting at the national level in 2009 specializing in regulatory and accrediting organization standards interpretation, all aspects of healthcare provider operations, and compliance. She has worked with multiple state and national associations and has written numerous articles and provided numerous presentations on these topics.

[3122] HIPAA Compliance for Hospice Agencies

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