HIPAA Compliance Training Online

Our online HIPAA Compliance training will help you review your healthcare organization for compliance with federal privacy and security regulations. You'll learn vital information about the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), including what it requires and what you need to do to attain and maintain compliance within your organization. Your HIPAA course includes the most up-to-date information on recent HIPAA changes, including the HITECH Act, the Omnibus Rule, and pending regulations – all of which are vital in maintaining compliance in any healthcare organization.

Madison’s online HIPAA Compliance program is one of the most affordable and convenient programs offered on health information privacy and security. With our online curriculum providing you with most up-to-date information available, you can learn on your own time and have access to academic support whenever you need it. You could finish in as few as 3 months!

Curriculum

Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career Certificate Program

Learning at Ashworth

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Lesson Group 2: Introduction to HIPAA

HIPAA History, Regulations, and Standards

HIPAA history and evolution; the current state of compliance; overview of the Omnibus Rule updates; the impact of the HITECH Act; pending proposed HIPAA rules; organizations that must comply with HIPAA and HITECH; identifying protected health information (PHI); violations, penalties, and enforcement; electronic transactions and code sets; meaningful use; breach notices and disposal requirements; state health information and breach notification laws.

Compliance Changes, Cost Considerations, and Privacy versus Security

Managing change within the workplace; creating a mindset of compliance among employees; privacy and security implementation and maintenance costs; PHI-related costs; privacy and security officer costs; Privacy Rule and Security Rule overlaps.

The Privacy Rule

Privacy Rule requirements; PHI use and disclosure; gap and risk analyses; writing effective privacy procedures; state preemption; crafting a privacy implementation plan; compliance checklists.

The Security Rule

General rules for Security Rule compliance; performing a risk analysis and writing effective information security policies; crafting a security implementation plan; compliance checklists.

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Program Details

The HIPAA Compliance certificate program provides students with an overview of the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and details the compliance tasks, training, and technology needed to implement privacy and security policies. Students will learn about the most recent regulations and standards, implementation cost considerations, covered entity issues, and guidelines for creating a HIPAA-compliant infrastructure. Special attention is paid to recent updates in HIPAA regulations, including the HITECH Act and the Omnibus Rule.

Your HIPAA Compliance Training Course Includes:

  • All course materials, including online learning guides, exams and assessments
  • Academic support via phone, email or online
  • Access to a Learning Resource Center and Library via Proquest
  • Ability to track academic progress and manage account information via the student portal
  • Personalized Career Guidance
  • Interaction in Madison's Online Community of peer students, faculty, and staff

It was a great experience for me. The instructors went over everything that you didn’t know with you - and they were always there when you needed them.

— Shirley Ann Griffin, Recent Graduate

Tuition

Gaining the skills to be an HIPAA expert shouldn't be draining on your wallet. Our HIPAA Compliance course tuition provides you with everything you need to be successful – including course materials, exams, learning resources and academic support. With flexible tuition payment options, you can pay as you go with affordable monthly payments that fit your budget.

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Career Outlook

Health information specialists work in hospitals, physician offices, and nursing and residential care facilities. With healthcare becoming available to more and more people and an aging population that needs more medical tests, treatments, and procedures, the need for health information professionals who are educated in HIPAA regulations has grown to meet the increased number of claims being submitted to insurance companies for reimbursement. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts an increase of over 29,000 medical records and health information jobs through 2024. That's a projected increase of 15% — which is much faster than average for all occupations.

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The U.S. Dept. of Labor forecasts 29,000 new medical records and health information jobs through 2024.

FAQs

What features should I look for in the Madison School of Healthcare HIPAA Compliance training course compared to other schools' programs?

It's important that the HIPAA training program you choose covers all of the material necessary to enable you to ensure compliance with federal guidelines regarding the privacy and security of patient health information. Look for a HIPAA Compliance program that has lesson content that's focused on the compliance tasks, training, and technology needed to implement privacy and security policies. A well-rounded program details the most recent regulations and standards, implementation cost considerations, covered entity issues, and guidelines for creating a HIPAA-compliant infrastructure.

Is this HIPAA course all online or do I get books?

The HIPAA Compliance program includes a physical textbook that is shipped to the student at the start of the Lesson Group 2. Learning guides are available online and as printed booklets.

State Requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. Check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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Advance your skills and achieve your goals with our HIPAA Compliance training program. Call 1-800-600-6253 or enroll online today.

Career Outlook Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians (January 17, 2016).