This lesson will be addressing how practice/business managers (or
compliance offers) need to ensure their organization is complying with
the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)
regulations (42 CFR Part 2).
This lesson will cover the latest updates which were released in
January 2018 and also cover multiple scenarios and FAQ's relating to
Substance Abuse Records, Mental Health Records, Alcohol Abuse Records,
and the proper ways to secure this information and/or release this
information. An overview of a comparative analysis will be presented
comparing SAMHSA to the HIPAA laws relating to protected health
information in general.
Why should you Attend
Is your organization working with substance abuse records or mental health records?
Are you aware of the strict federal regulations related to this type of sensitive information?
Are you aware of the ramifications for non-compliance?
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the
nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and
mental illness on America's communities.
Areas Covered in the Session
- Updates for 2021
- What is SAMHSA
- Portable Devices
- When and How Records can be Released
- Proper Documentation Required
- Enforcement of the Law
- SAMHSA vs HIPAA
- Who Must Comply
- Best Practices
Who Will Benefit
- Practice Managers
- Any Business Associates who work with Mental Health
Records,Substance Abuse Records,or Alcohol Abuse Records (i.e.Billing
Companies,Transcription Companies,IT Companies,Answering Services,Home
- MD's and Other Medical Professionals
Brian L Tuttle, CPHIT, CHP, CBRA, Net+, A+, CCNA, MCP is a Certified Professional in Health IT (CPHIT), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), Certified HIPAA Administrator (CHA), Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with over 18 years' experience in Health IT and Compliance Consulting.
With vast experience in health IT systems (i.e. practice management, EHR systems, imaging, transcription, medical messaging, etc.) as well as over 18 years experience in standard Health IT with multiple certifications and hands-on knowledge, Brian serves as compliance consultant and has conducted onsite and remote risk assessments for over 1000 medical practices, hospitals, health departments, insurance plans, and business associates throughout the United States.
In addition, Mr Tuttle has served in multiple litigated court cases serving as an expert witness offering input related to best practices and requirements for securing and providing patient access to protected health information. Mr. Tuttle has also worked directly with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) both in defending covered entities and business associates as well as being asked by the Federal government to audit covered entities and business associates on behalf of the OCR.
Almost all of Brian's clients are earned by referral with little or no advertising.
Brian is well known and highly regarded in medical circles throughout the United States for his quality work and down home southern charm
Mr Tuttle has a Master's Degree in Health Sciences from Georgia State University and works nationally out of Kennesaw, GA