HIPAA and Patient Privacy Training for Mental Health Providers and Staff with Michael Sacopulos 2022 - Online Course

2 modules



Course Length
60 mins

Availity Training



In this on-demand course, learn about common patient privacy and HIPAA-related issues that affect mental health providers and their staff. 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:

  • How state laws might impact mental health professionals, including:

    • State laws permitting vs. requiring the reporting of possible threats to third-parties

    • State laws on abortion

  • Privacy and security of patient records and patient confidence, including:

    • Social media breaches

    • Ransomware, malware, and e-mail phishing

    • Laptop and other device security

  • Compliance considerations, including:

    • HIPAA Safe Harbor Act

    • Cybersecurity standards and best practices for the healthcare industry (NIST SP 800-30)

    • Enterprise-wide security risk assessments

    • Business associate privacy risks and business associate agreements

    • Medical records requests (Right of Access Initiative)

  • Proposed changes to legislation and guidelines, including:

    • HIPAA

    • CARES Act, 42 CFR Part 2

    • Congressional bills impacting health data and security

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 and pass the assessment.

  • If you complete this course, you don't need to complete HIPAA and Patient Privacy Training for Medical Providers and Staff.

  • Recorded July 2022.

  • Availity cannot issue refunds.

Special Purchasing/Volume Discounts

To purchase this course for multiple staff members or to take advantage of our volume discount for over 100 registrations, contact AvailityLearning@availity.com.

For assistance, review our Frequently Asked Questions or contact us at AvailityLearning@availity.com.

Legal Disclaimer

The information presented during or through this Webinar is made available solely for general information purposes and is not legal advice. Availity does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. The contents of the Webinar are prepared by a third party. All statements and/or opinions expressed in during this Webinar, and all information and other content, other than the content provided by Availity, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Availity. Availity is not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate of completion


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