HIPAA Right of Access: A Patient Right Webinar

Dates:  May 6, 2021
Time:  12:00pm – 1:30pm EST
Price: $49/person          TMC Clients:  Complimentary
NOTE: To receive continuing education credit for this session you MUST be registered and logged in using the assigned link provided in the GoToMeeting confirmation email.

register for this webinar nowPatients have a right to request a copy or view a copy of health information included in their personal health record, including financial information. In the past 18 months, the Office of Civil Rights at Health and Human Services, as part of the Right of Access initiative, has issued their sixteenth settlement agreement for non-compliance with providing a patient requesting access to their health information.

Is your practice ready to respond to and request for access? While this right was included in the Privacy Rules when published there is still a great deal of confusion about the process which leads at times to patient frustration and a report to the Office for Civil Rights.

Join Karen Gregory as she outlines what the regulation requires, including the timeline for response and what is considered reasonable fees. Examples of settlement agreements will be reviewed to demonstrate exactly what OCR is looking for in responding to the patient’s request for access.

At the end of the session the attendee will:

  • Discuss documentation requirements for records access.
  • Recall guidance on fees associated with access requests.
  • Describe the difference between an authorization and access request.

Once you have completed the webinar your practice should be prepared to provide patients’ access to their designated record set in a timely manner.

Karen Gregory 2019 TMC Compliance Training and Education SpecialistLecturer – Karen Gregory, RN

Karen Gregory is the Director of Compliance and Education for TMC. Building on over 20 years of compliance experience she develops OSHA and HIPAA compliance materials, and trains consultants and clients in infection control. She is a frequent speaker for professional organizations and at conferences nationwide on OSHA, HIPAA, and Infection Control.

In 2020, Karen was the recipient of the Dr. James J. Crawford Lifetime Achievement Award by OSAP for her contributions supporting OSAP’s core competencies of infection control and provider safety. Karen has been selected as a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader and is on the Editorial Review Board for the OSAP publication Infection Control in Practice. Passionate about employee and patient safety, Karen is committed to sharing the safety message especially to those involved in front-line care.

Continuing Education

Live Version:  In order to receive continuing education credit for this webinar you must be signed in using your assigned link you provided after registering. 

Total Medical Compliance is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  Total Medical Compliance designates this activity for 1.5. continuing education credits. The entire course must be attended in full; no partial credit will be awarded.

Attendance & Cancellation

Cancellations received within 10 days of the webinar date may transfer their registration to another date. No refunds will be provided. Cancellations prior to the last 10 days will be eligible to receive a full refund. Total Medical Compliance is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.


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