Online Training Course for Healthcare Vendors Addresses Latest HIPAA Regulations

HCCS Releases Updated HIPAA for Business Associates Course

Jun 21, 2013, 10:13 ET from Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc.

JERICHO, N.Y., June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HCCS (Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc.), the leading provider of online healthcare compliance and competency training, today announced the release of a new version of their HIPAA Compliance for Business Associates online training course. The update includes the 2013 HIPAA Omnibus Rule changes.


HIPAA Compliance for Business Associates was developed by HCCS in response to expanded HIPAA Privacy Rule and Security Rule requirements for healthcare vendors that provide functions or activities on behalf of covered entities that involve the use or disclosure of protected health information (PHI). The course is designed to help Business Associates provide recurring updated training to staff to reduce risk, avoid fines and penalties, maintain compliance with government regulations and meet the compliance requirements of provider and payer organizations.

Business associates that would benefit from this training include all staff at vendors involved with claims processing or administration; data analysis, processing or administration; utilization review; quality assurance; billing; benefit management; practice management; and repricing.  Business associate services that must meet the HIPAA requirements include legal; actuarial; accounting; consulting; data aggregation; management; administrative; accreditation; financial and more.

"HIPAA and the Omnibus Rule will have an enormous impact on healthcare vendors," says Ben Diamond, President of HCCS. "We developed this course to help Business Associates educate their staff on these important regulations."

Updated topics in the course include:

  • Top six privacy rule violations as identified by OCR
  • PHI identifiers, now including genetic information
  • Appropriate methods for disposal of PHI
  • How requests for an amendment of PHI should be handled
  • Individual's rights under HIPAA
  • Stimulus Act requirement for BA compliance with the entire Security Rule and the Omnibus Rule
  • Technical safeguards
  • Business Associate and subcontractors roles in breach notification requirements
  • Breach prevention
  • Civil and criminal penalties for business associates and subcontractors

Upon completion of the HIPAA Compliance for Business Associates course, HCCS can provide a statement of training completion to demonstrate training proficiency.

HCCS online courses run on the HCCS SimPL Platform for Learning or any other Learning Management System.  More information and a free demonstration are available at

About HCCS
HCCS is the leading provider of effective online training courses and learning management systems to healthcare facilities. HCCS has provided over 7 million hours of compliance and competency training courseware to hospitals, teaching facilities, medical schools, health plans, nursing facilities and other healthcare entities. Courses address critical compliance issues for all staff and administrators in Medicare, Medicaid, HIPAA, Quality Improvement, Research Compliance, Conflicts of Interest, OSHA, Patient Experience, ICD-10 and many other areas.

For more information about HCCS compliance training courses or the SimPL Platform for Learning, contact HCCS at (877) 933-4227, by email at, or via the web at

SOURCE Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc.