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Total HIPAA Compliance Releases HIPAA WorkForce Training for Agents, Employers, and Business Associates

Total HIPAA Compliance (www.TotalHIPAA.com) announces the release of WorkForce training for three markets – Insurance Agents/Brokers, Employers and Business Associates/Subcontractors. These WorkForce modules train employees who must follow the HIPAA Rules, but do not have to make administrative decisions about implementing the law.
“WorkForce training includes many practical guidelines for employees who deal with Protected Health Information,” said Jan Karn, President, Total HIPAA Compliance. “WorkForce training is filled with practical suggestions and is a great way to make sure your employees understand their responsibilities,” Karn continued.
Both the original Leader training and new WorkForce training are delivered online. Noted benefits and compliance specialist, David C. Smith, takes trainees through a small business environment and highlights places where HIPAA Rules apply. At the end of each module, there is a quiz to test the trainee on their knowledge of the material just covered. After successfully passing the quiz , trainees can go onto the next section. A multiple-choice test taken at the end of all modules determines the trainee’s final grade. Total HIPAA records successful completion of the course and results can be accessed by the company Compliance Officer at anytime.
“In a small business, there are a lot more WorkForce candidates than leaders that need HIPAA training ,” stated Michael Ramsby, President of Michigan based GRA Benefits. “This will help us train all staff members who touch Protected Health Information,” he added. GRA has partnered with Total HIPAA since 2012, and uses the Total HIPAA training modules to insurance agencies that offer health, dental, vision and long-term care policies.
Training topics included Privacy, Security, Penalties, Breach, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and Enforcement. Trainees can stop and start at any time during the training process. WorkForce training takes approximately one and a half hours to complete all modules. Leader training takes approximately two hours to complete.
In addition to training, Total HIPAA Compliance offers a comprehensive portfolio of compliance documents that are required by Health and Human Services (HHS) These Word documents are easy to complete and include Policies and Procedures for both Privacy and Security, the Notice of Privacy Practice, Business Associate Agreements, Risk Assessments and all forms necessary to protect either employees’ or clients’ health information. The compliance materials are customized for Agents (Agent Documents), Employers (Employer Documents) and Business Associates (Business Associates). These compliance templates can save companies thousands of dollars and hours of time by simplifying the compliance documentation process.
Total HIPAA works with several major insurance associations and large employee benefits groups to distribute its training materials.
Total HIPAA Compliance prepares health insurance agents, HR professionals, Privacy and Security Officers, healthcare professionals and subcontractors of business associates to meet federally mandated HIPAA Omnibus compliance regulations. Training options include both Leader and WorkForce training. With more than 100 years of combined regulatory, educational, professional management and health care experience, our staff prepares and delivers educational products and communications training in a variety of media that best meets the needs of individual learners. See more at: www.TotalHIPAA.com.

By: Jason Karn

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