What is HIPAA?

HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, is a United States legislation aimed at safeguarding the privacy and security of medical information. It protects sensitive healthcare data from loss, theft, breaches, and compromise. Under the law, no individual or organization can disclose confidential information without a patient’s knowledge or consent. The act was signed into law on August 21, 1996.

What Makes Our HIPAA Training Course Better?

The ProProfs HIPAA training course meets all HIPAA guidelines and adheres to national standards. The course will help you train your employees to recognize and safeguard the privacy and security of personal health information.

It’s been designed with self-paced microlearning in mind so that your employees can learn anytime, anywhere, and using any device.

ProProfs doesn't just offer you a course; you also get our robust online training software. This means you can fully customize, share, and track the course from a single location.

  • Compliant with HIPAA privacy & security rules
  • Self-paced learning
  • Cloud LMS
  • Centralized training
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  • Meets Guidelines

    This course meets and exceeds all the standard HIPAA guidelines that are established nationwide.

  • Anytime, Anywhere Training

    Deliver online training to learners at the moment they want it and using the technology they prefer.

  • Interactive Quizzes

    Make learning fun and assess knowledge retention with engaging quizzes.

  • Virtual Classroom

    Bring together a distributed audience and easily administer training with a centralized classroom.

  • Self-Paced Learning

    Let learners decide the speed at which they take the course. They can pause and resume learning according to their convenience.

  • Real-Life Examples

    Enable your employees to grasp a topic easily with examples from the real world. Prepare them for actual situations later in their profession.

  • Progress Reports

    Get an overview of detailed individual & group reports in real-time. Access stats on all online learning activities.

  • Certificate of Completion

    Provide HIPAA compliance certification using beautiful designs and personalization.

  • 24x7 Support

    Get quality customer support from a team known for delivering prompt and consistent services to clients.

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Who Is This Course For?

This online HIPAA compliance training course has been crafted for both covered entities and employees. All members of an organization who have access to private medical information should undergo this training program. They include doctors, nurses, employees of health insurance providers, clearinghouses, pharmacies, and more.

Individuals and organizations with any level of knowledge about HIPAA and related topics and looking to maintain vigilance against data breaches, theft, and loss can take this HIPAA compliance course.

You can use the course as it is or modify it to fit your needs. What’s more, you can easily enroll learners and train them using ProProfs HIPAA compliance training software.

  • Covered entities
  • Business associates
  • Physicians
  • Insurance companies
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Course Outline

HIPAA Compliance Training Course covers the following:

1.   Course Overview
  • Course Overview
2.   What is HIPAA?
  • HIPAA Provisions in Healthcare
  • Flashcards: Code Sets
  • Privacy and Safeguards
  • Consequences of Non-Compliance
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
3.   What Is Your Responsibility?
  • Breach & Mitigation
  • Best Practices
  • Handout: Top HIPAA Violations and How to Avoid Them
  • Scenario
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Chapter Feedback
4.   Conclusion
  • Final Assessment
  • Course Feedback
  • Course Handouts

About The Instructor

Sherrina Hansen

My name is Sherrina and I am a Healthcare Compliance Professional. I hold multiple certifications including Medical Coding, Medical Auditing, as a Compliance Officer and an Instructor. 

In my 15 plus years of experience, I have educated all levels of healthcare professionals from those with no medical background, to those in the C-Suite and Board of Directors. 

I have a soft spot for healthcare providers and staff, especially when it comes to compliance. Compliance is full of rules and regulations that everyone is expected to follow. In spite of years of extensive education to be able to work in the healthcare field, compliance education is sorely lacking. People are expected to follow the guidelines, and sometimes get into trouble for not following them, when they may not even be aware of the guidelines they violated. Just like providers and staff try to protect their patients, I strive to protect the providers and staff.  

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What You’ll Learn

what you learn

By the end of this online HIPAA compliance training course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the general HIPAA terms
  • Analyze the code sets that pertain to HIPAA
  • Learn about the most important HIPAA titles
  • Ensure patient safety by maintaining privacy

HIPAA Laws & Requirements

As a law that protects data privacy and ensures security, HIPAA is made up of five titles:

Title I: It deals with the health insurance coverage of employees experiencing job change or loss. It prohibits group health plans from refusing to cover individuals with pre-existing diseases or medical conditions, and setting limits on coverage.
Title II: It sets the standards for electronic healthcare transactions. The main provision here is safe access to patients’ healthcare data to abide by the privacy rules.
Title III: It talks about general guidelines for medical care and tax provisions.
Title IV: It outlines reforms in health insurance and includes provisions for employees with pre-existing medical conditions as well as those who seek continued coverage.
Title V: In this section, you will find provisions for company-owned insurance, and treatment of individuals who’ve lost their citizenship for tax-related reasons.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is HIPAA compliance?

HIPAA compliance means that a covered entity or business associate understands and complies with HIPAA requirements. HIPAA compliance is an ongoing progress and organizations should train employees on a continual basis to maintain knowledge and understanding of HIPAA rules and regulations.

What are the HIPAA training requirements?

HIPAA training is a mandatory administrative requirement under Privacy Rule 45 CFR §164.530 and Security Rule 45 CFR §164.308. The training should be provided “as necessary and appropriate for members of the workforce to carry out their functions.” Covered entities and business associates should “implement a security awareness and training program for all members of the workforce.”

Who needs to take HIPAA training?

Members of covered entities and business associates who have access to protected health information must regularly undergo HIPAA training. Regardless of the size of an organization, every person needs to take the training.

How long should HIPAA training be?

HIPAA doesn’t spell out any specific length for the training. The training should, however, be for a few hours like in the case of most other compliance training programs. It should not be either too short or too long as that won’t serve the purpose. What is more important than the length is the quality of the HIPAA training courses delivered.

How often is HIPAA training required?

According to the HIPAA Privacy Rule, organizations should provide training to “each new member of the workforce within a reasonable period of time after the person joins the covered entity’s workforce.” Training should also be provided to “each member of the covered entity’s workforce whose functions are affected by a material change in the policies or procedures… within a reasonable period of time after the material change becomes effective.” As a best practice, organizations should train their employees annually.

How much does HIPAA training cost?

ProProfs' business plan starting at $1.97/learner/month comes bundled with 100+ training programs including HIPAA, sexual harassment, and other HR and compliance courses. Not only do you get access to our premium training material but also to a powerful learning management system with advanced reporting & administration, compliance, certification, roles & permissions & more advanced features. Plus, you have the freedom to upgrade or downgrade your plan anytime based on your training needs.

Who enforces HIPAA compliance?

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) is responsible for the enforcement of HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. Since 2003, the enforcement activities of OCR have yielded positive results as far as the privacy practices of covered entities are concerned.

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