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Meet the periodic HIPAA training requirement with this on-demand course intended for mental health audiences. Hosted by industry expert Mike Sacopulos, attendees will learn ways to remain HIPAA-compliant while protecting patient privacy and avoiding fines from The Office for Civil Rights.   This course covers Basic HIPAA training The Office for Civil Rights HIPAA patient safety Physical safeguards Common breaches and fines Specific topics Social media risks Texting risks Cybersecurity and data encryption Ransomware, malware, and spearphishing Business associate risks Employee breach of data The 2019 horizon for HIPAA/patient privacy   By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate 2019 HIPAA Privacy and Security Training. Click here for our HIPAA brochure.   About the Speaker This course is hosted by Mike Sacopulos, CEO of Medical Risk Institute (MRI) and General Counsel for Medical Justice Services. In 2012, he won the Edward B. Stevens ‘Article of the Year’ Award for MGMA and had a Top 10 article of 2014 on Medscape. He attended Harvard College, London School of Economics and Indiana University/Purdue University School of Law.   Important Notes For auditing purposes, you must register individually and complete the assessment to be considered HIPAA-trained. Recorded June 2019. Availity cannot issue refunds.   Special Purchasing/Volume Discounts If you are interested in purchasing this course for multiple staff member or want to take advantage of our volume discount for over 100 registrations, please contact AvailityLearning@availity.com for assistance. Read More

Meet the periodic HIPAA training requirement with this on-demand course intended for general medical audiences, including primary care physician offices, pediatric offices, health systems, and more. Hosted by industry expert Mike Sacopulos, attendees will learn ways to remain HIPAA-compliant while protecting patient privacy and avoiding fines from The Office for Civil Rights.   This course covers Basic HIPAA training The Office for Civil Rights HIPAA patient safety Physical safeguards Common breaches and fines Specific topics Social media risks Texting risks Cybersecurity and data encryption Ransomware, malware, and spearphishing Business associate risks Employee breach of data The 2019 horizon for HIPAA/patient privacy   By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate 2019 HIPAA Privacy and Security Training. Click here for our HIPAA brochure.   About the Speaker This course is hosted by Mike Sacopulos, CEO of Medical Risk Institute (MRI) and General Counsel for Medical Justice Services. In 2012, he won the Edward B. Stevens ‘Article of the Year’ Award for MGMA and had a Top 10 article of 2014 on Medscape. He attended Harvard College, London School of Economics and Indiana University/Purdue University School of Law.   Important Notes For auditing purposes, you must register individually and complete the assessment to be considered HIPAA-trained. Recorded June 2019. Availity cannot issue refunds.   Special Purchasing/Volume Discounts If you are interested in purchasing this course for multiple staff member or want to take advantage of our volume discount for over 100 registrations, please contact AvailityLearning@availity.com for assistance. Read More

There's a whole lot of texting going on out there! But what are the rules? Can I text my patients? What kind of information can I send? What are the pitfalls? What about social media? What can I post? How should I respond to a negative post? Join Michael Sacopulos as he shares the guidelines from the Office for Civil Rights, the 7 Keys to Safe Text, and the 5 Keys to Safe Social Media Use.   Audience  Providers and Staff   About the Speaker This course is hosted by Mike Sacopulos, CEO of Medical Risk Institute (MRI) and General Counsel for Medical Justice Services. In 2012, he won the Edward B. Stevens ‘Article of the Year’ Award for MGMA and had a Top 10 article of 2014 on Medscape. He attended Harvard College, London School of Economics and Indiana University/Purdue University School of Law.   Important Notes Recorded April 2019. Availity cannot issue refunds.   Special Purchasing/Volume Discounts If you are interested in purchasing this course for multiple staff member or want to take advantage of our volume discount, please contact AvailityLearning@availity.com for assistance.   Read More

These four assessments developed by Sarah Holt, of Holt Medical Practice Solutions, are tailored for medical practices. Don't waste time and money hiring the wrong staff. This can be your best chance at hiring the most successful staff by screening candidates using these assessments. This bundle includes all four assessments (which can also be purchased individually) Medical Office Front Desk Staff Behavioral Predictor (30 questions) Medical Office Front Desk Staff Knowledge Assessment (40 questions) Medical Office Insurance Staff Characteristics Assessment (55 questions) Medical Office Insurance Staff Knowledge Assessment (35 questions) About the Speaker Sarah is a full-time faculty member at Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, in the new bachelor’s and master’s health management programs. The program has been ranked among the nation’s top 10 Best Online Healthcare Administration Degrees. For many years she has been a successful medical practice executive and consultant for health care organizations. Her teaching experience includes teaching graduate level university classes; health care administration in the MHA program at Saint Louis University. She has facilitated on-line classes for MGMA and speaks nationally on health care management topics to audiences of physicians, management, and staff. Sarah is the author of two books published by Medical Group Management Association. Get the Money in the Door: Physician Billing Basics, 2010, a primer for training medical office insurance staff and is instructional for medical practice executives to know what their billing staff needs to know to be effective. Medical Office Billing: A Self-Study Training Manual, 2013, a comprehensive introduction to and basic understanding of the fundamentals of medical office insurance. Important Notes Recorded March 10, 2016. Availity cannot issue refunds for assessments. In accordance with this Agreement, Availity hereby grants the licensee a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, perpetual license to use the Online Assessment or Online Assessments for licensee's internal business purposes only. Read More

The people who work in your billing office are the key to getting paid in a timely manner. When screening candidates, this 35-question assessment developed for medical practices by Sarah Holt, of Holt Medical Practice Solutions, can be your best chance at screening qualified medical insurance staff before you make them an offer. About the Speaker Sarah is a full-time faculty member at Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, in the new bachelor’s and master’s health management programs. The program has been ranked among the nation’s top 10 Best Online Healthcare Administration Degrees. For many years she has been a successful medical practice executive and consultant for health care organizations. Her teaching experience includes teaching graduate level university classes; health care administration in the MHA program at Saint Louis University. She has facilitated on-line classes for MGMA and speaks nationally on health care management topics to audiences of physicians, management, and staff. Sarah is the author of two books published by Medical Group Management Association. Get the Money in the Door: Physician Billing Basics, 2010, a primer for training medical office insurance staff and is instructional for medical practice executives to know what their billing staff needs to know to be effective. Medical Office Billing: A Self-Study Training Manual, 2013, a comprehensive introduction to and basic understanding of the fundamentals of medical office insurance. Important Notes Recorded March 10, 2016. Availity cannot issue refunds for assessments. In accordance with this Agreement, Availity hereby grants the licensee a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, perpetual license to use the Online Assessment or Online Assessments for licensee's internal business purposes only. DISCOUNT ALERT: Purchase all four assessments for $175.00. Read More

We all want employees who are knowledgeable about insurance, so that they can make clear decisions on how different things are handled. We also want employees who are accurate at the recurring tasks they perform. The job itself also requires a set of meaningful characteristics like persistence, responsibility, self-reliance and job experience. This 55-question assessment developed for medical practices by Sarah Holt, of Holt Medical Practice Solutions, will help you better screen your job applicants for those less obvious characteristics. About the Speaker Sarah is a full-time faculty member at Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, in the new bachelor’s and master’s health management programs. The program has been ranked among the nation’s top 10 Best Online Healthcare Administration Degrees. For many years she has been a successful medical practice executive and consultant for health care organizations. Her teaching experience includes teaching graduate level university classes; health care administration in the MHA program at Saint Louis University. She has facilitated on-line classes for MGMA and speaks nationally on health care management topics to audiences of physicians, management, and staff. Sarah is the author of two books published by Medical Group Management Association. Get the Money in the Door: Physician Billing Basics, 2010, a primer for training medical office insurance staff and is instructional for medical practice executives to know what their billing staff needs to know to be effective. Medical Office Billing: A Self-Study Training Manual, 2013, a comprehensive introduction to and basic understanding of the fundamentals of medical office insurance. Important Notes Recorded March 10, 2016. Availity cannot issue refunds for assessments. In accordance with this Agreement, Availity hereby grants the licensee a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, perpetual license to use the Online Assessment or Online Assessments for licensee's internal business purposes only. DISCOUNT ALERT: Purchase all four assessments for $175.00. Read More

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