Bob Chaput of Clearwater Compliance Selected to Speak at Healthcare Billing Management Association (HBMA) 2012 Spring Educational Conference

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HIPAA-HITECH Compliance Expert to Address HIPAA Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning

Clearwater Compliance LLC
Thank you for the energy and knowledge I already know you will bring about business continuity to our audience in April. Paul Myers, Director of Education HBMA

Clearwater Compliance is pleased to announce its CEO and Founder, Bob Chaput, CISSP will speak at the National HBMA 2012 Spring Educational Conference slated for The Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans April 19-21.

“The HBMA Spring 2012 Conference will focus on Business Continuity, including, among the thirteen conference sessions, topics that address Disaster Preparedness/Disaster Recovery. With significantly increased emphasis on risk management, including the explicit Contingency Plan Standard set out in the HIPAA Security Rule along with the commencement of HIPAA compliance audits,” said Mr. Chaput, “this year’s theme is most timely for healthcare billing industry professionals. Clearwater Compliance has helped many health care covered entities and business associates build their contingency plans and strengthen their compliance programs through education programs, software and services. We are pleased to have the opportunity to share information and insights at this important event for healthcare billing firms who are Business Associates under the HIPAA regulations.”

This outstanding program is filled with forward thinking educational sessions. Mr. Chaput will lead two sessions – one, a 90-minute session, entitled “Disaster Preparedness Best Practices” and a second, a 3-hour session entitled “How to Complete a HIPAA Security Risk Analysis”. He will also participate in a Panel entitled “Surviving a Disaster: Are You Prepared?”

Paul Myers, Director of Education HBMA said “We are most pleased to have Bob’s energy and knowledge that we already know he will bring on the subject of business continuity to our audience in April.”

Bob is one of the most recognized regulatory experts within the HIPAA-HITECH sector. He has been responsible for the security and protection of some of the world’s largest healthcare databases, and has founded and grown several businesses to help organizations comply with strict regulations around the security, privacy, integrity, and availability of data. Bob regularly speaks and writes on HIPAA and HITECH compliance issues, and eagerly embraced the internet as a way to educate and help a larger audience.

About Clearwater Compliance
Clearwater Compliance helps Covered Entities, Business Associates and their Subcontractors assess their HIPAA-HITECH compliance programs, identify gaps and prioritize remediation efforts to ensure the greatest return on capital and resource investments. It delivers that return on compliance investment through education, tools and software, risk management solutions and professional services and consulting. Clearwater Compliance is the Co-Sponsor of the American National Standards Institute Publication of the Report on “The Financial Impact of Breached Protected Health Information: A Business Case for Enhanced PHI Security.”

About HBMA
Healthcare Billing Management Association (HBMA) was formed in 1993 by a core group of individuals who had a vision of a forum, rich in resources, to guide their collective efforts towards a highly professional image within the medical community. Over the past decade HBMA has responded to the many challenges facing the medical billing and compliance industry. No longer does this industry live in a world of super bills and paper claims, but rather in a world of electronic claims and remittance. Technology now rules the world of medical claims processing and HBMA is central to not only managing the adjudication of claims, but the rules that govern the process. For more information, visit:

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