Association of Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) Hosts Clearwater Compliance HIPAA-HITECH Security Rule Webinar for Members

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Educational Session Will Help ACAP Members Understand and Act On Specific Requirements Included in the HIPAA Security Final Rule

Becoming HIPAA-HITECH Security Rule compliant is an important and large project for managed care organizations. What’s most important is starting on the right foot. —Bob Chaput, CEO & Founder Clearwater Compliance

Clearwater Compliance announced today it will be hosting a joint webinar with the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) to help ACAP members understand and act on the specific periodic assessment requirements included in the HIPAA Security Final Rule, as amended by The HITECH Act.

The webinar, titled “The Critical Difference: HIPAA Security Compliance Assessment v. HIPAA Security Risk Analysis” will be held on November 12, at 2pm EST / 1pm CST time. Interested ACAP members can register here.

“Becoming HIPAA-HITECH Security Rule compliant is an important and large project for managed care organizations, and it can be a highly complex and confusing body of work as well,” said Bob Chaput, CEO and founder of Clearwater Compliance. “What’s most important is starting on the right foot. This webinar will offer ACAP members specific guidance and tools to do just that."

The Clearwater webinar will identify and detail the types of assessments required by the HIPAA Security Final Rule, and help attendees understand the differences among key concepts such as compliance assessment, security evaluation, risk assessment and risk analysis.

Specifically, attendees will learn about:

  •     The requirements of the HIPAA Security Final Rule for assessments
  •     The difference between a compliance assessment and a risk analysis
  •     The HIPAA Security Final Rule civil and criminal penalties
  •     Practical, actionable steps to complete the assessments required by law
  •     Available Software to jump-start the assessment processes and an overall compliance program

“We are excited to support ACAP’s member plans in their efforts to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of members’ health information.”,” said Chaput. “ACAP webinar attendees will walk away with a clear path toward improved compliance and tools to help them get there.”

Clearwater has been designated as a Preferred Vendor by ACAP and has an active HIPAA-HITECH compliance managed care practice, specializing in safety net health plans and commercial payors. The organization is currently helping safeguard the Protected Health Information of over 3 million lives for member plans.

Clearwater helps ACAP member organizations build their Member Privacy and Security Programs and become and remain compliant with state and federal regulations by delivering:

  •      HIPAA Compliance Gap Assessments
  •     HIPAA Security Rule Risk Analyses
  •     HIPAA Policy and Procedure Templates and Development
  •     Business Associates’ HIPAA Compliance Programs
  •     OCR Audit and Investigation Preparation Services
  •     Customized professional services engagements to meet unique requirements

ACAP members who are interested in learning more about Clearwater’s solutions for HIPAA-HITECH compliance can do so by visiting http://www.clearwatercompliance.com/acap or ACAP’s website at http://www.communityplans.net.

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About ACAP
The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) is a national trade association representing 58 nonprofit safety net health plans in 24 states. Collectively, ACAP plans serve more than 10 million enrollees, representing more than 50 percent of individuals enrolled in Medicaid-focused health plans. For more information, visit http://www.communityplans.net.

About Clearwater Compliance: http://clearwatercompliance.com
Clearwater Compliance, LLC, is all about and only about helping healthcare organizations and their service providers become and remain HIPAA-HITECH Compliant. Owned and operated by veteran, C-suite health care executives, Clearwater Compliance provides comprehensive, by-the-regs HIPAA software and tools, risk management solutions, training, and professional services for small medical practices and healthcare startups to major healthcare systems, health plans and Fortune 100 companies. Since 2003, the company has served more than 350 organizations. Find out more about our HIPAA compliance software, solutions and consulting services at clearwatercompliance.com.

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