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HIPAA Certification Training Class: Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP)

A Two-Day Instructor-Led HIPAA Training Program

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is about insurance portability, fraud, and administrative simplification. In this HIPAA training boot camp we examine basics of the Administrative Simplification portion of the HIPAA legislation. We examine HIPAA Transactions and Code Sets, Identifiers, Privacy and Security. It is this provision of the HIPAA regulation that is the watershed legislation for healthcare information systems. This HIPAA provision is resulting in substantial changes in business development processes, policies and procedures for all covered entities – providers (hospitals, laboratories and pharmacies) clearinghouses and payers.

Training Class Learning Objectives

This Certified HIPAA Professional certification training helps you better understand HIPAA’s Administrative Simplification Act as well as how to create a framework for initiating and working towards a blueprint for HIPAA compliance. From this boot camp you will learn the following about HIPAA:
  • Understand why HIPAA requirements will cause significant changes in policies, procedures and processes within the organization in the handling of patient records.
  • Examine how implementing HIPAA will affect the way healthcare entities organize and staff to achieve and monitor compliance with patient privacy/confidentiality needs.
  • Step through qualifications and positioning strategies for a Chief Privacy Officer and requirements for a Chief Security Officer.
  • Learn why HIPAA compliance is better focused as a business issue than as an IT issue, although IT will play a major role in implementing compliant systems.
  • Review specific requirements and implementation features within each security category.
Step through how to plan and prepare for HIPAA compliance. HIPAA is about awareness first, assessment second and finally action focused on gaps identified.

Prerequisite Requirements

There is no prerequisite for this course. CHP is level 1 of HIPAA Certification. No other educational qualifications required.

Target Audience

The focus of the program is to better understand the implications of HIPAA legislation and identify critical compliance requirements for your business. The program is designed to focus on specific aspects of the HIPAA Administrative Simplification Title. It addresses HIPAA requirements in the areas of Transactions, Privacy and Security. It is strongly recommended that all key members of the enterprise HIPAA team attend this two-day boot camp so that a common body of HIPAA knowledge may be established. This will provide the base line to launch HIPAA implementation initiatives. The complete two-day Certified HIPAA Professional training class program is ideal for Healthcare Executives, Senior Clinicians, Chief Information Officers, Lawyers, Compliance Officers, Privacy and Security Officials, Quality Assurance and Risk Managers, Insurance Executives, Physicians and Office Managers, Pharmaceutical Company Executives, and Clinical Trial Organization Professionals.

Client Testimonials

“The content of this course was extremely valuable and will drive significant change in our organization. In addition, the material was well structured, the instructor was very knowledgeable and the presentation was engaging.” Caleb Merriman Guidant Corporation

Day One

Module(s) covered: 1, 2
  • Book used: Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP)
Module 1: HIPAA at a Glance
  • Estimated Implementation Costs
  • Compliance Updates – HITECH Act
  • Do The HIPAA Rules Apply To Me?
  • Business Associate Test
  • If I’m a Covered Entity or Business Associate – What Do I Do?
  • What penalties are there for violations with HITECH Act Changes?
  • Should Business Associates Fear Penalties?
  • What if State Laws Conflict?
  • How do the Privacy and Security Acts Differ?
  • What Are the Implementation Deadlines?
Module 2: What is the Privacy Rule
  • Using and Disclosing PHI?
  • Patient Rights
  • Forms, Forms, Forms
  • Notice of Privacy Practice
  • Unique Release Situations
  • Who Are Non-Business Associate Organizations?
  • Employers – What Role Is This Anyway?
  • Government Access to PHI
  • Minimum Necessary Standard
  • Privacy – Can We Talk?
  • Arranging the Office
  • Must I Document and Provide Patient Access to Oral PHI?
  • Are Co-Workers Protected?

Day Two

Module(s) covered: 3,4
  • Book used: Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP)
Module 3: What are Transactions and Code Sets?
  • Diagnostic and Procedure Codes
  • Physician’s Office Codes
  • Dental Codes
  • Drug Codes
  • Other Services
  • ANSI ASC X12N Standards – Huh?
  • Are Pharmacy Transactions the Same?
  • NPI, EIN, NPlanID, and NHI…Oh, my!
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI)
  • NPI Enumerator
  • National Provider System (NPS)
  • Applying for an NPI
  • EIN aka NEI aka EIN
  • National Health Plan Identifier (NPlanID)
  • National Health Identifier for Individuals (NHI) (Suspended)
Module 4: What is the Security Rule?
  • Defining Security
  • Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA)
  • Definition and Terminology
  • Approach and philosophy
  • Security Rule Selection Criteria
  • Administrative Safeguards
  • Physical Safeguards
  • Technical Safeguards
  • Group Health Plans
  • Policies, Procedures and Documentation Requirements
  • Some Non-Technical Explanations of Technical Solutions

Refunds

HIPAA Academy™ allows class members one year from first registered class date to make up a course that can not otherwise be attended. No monetary refund is available.

Complaints

HIPAA Academy™ welcomes all complaints in order to satisfy and improve upon all training services provided. For more information regarding administrative policies such as refunds and complaints, please contact our corporate office at +1.877.899.9974 x23 or info@ecfirst.com.

CHP Study Kit

  1. Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) Study Guide
  2. HIPAA Quick Reference Cards
  3.  Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) Exam

Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) Course Outline

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You’re in for a very informative, energy-packed few days which will leave you energized and confident in your ability to share your new-found HIPAA knowledge! Below is what you could expect to gain from our HIPAA Training.

Client Testimonials

“The content of this course was extremely valuable and will drive significant change in our organization. In addition, the material was well structured, the instructor was very knowledgeable and the presentation was engaging.” Caleb Merriman Guidant Corporation

Book used: Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP)

Module 1: HIPAA at a Glance

  • Estimated Implementation Costs
  • Compliance Updates – HITECH Act
  • Do The HIPAA Rules Apply To Me?
  • Business Associate Test
  • If I’m a Covered Entity or Business Associate – What Do I Do?
  • What penalties are there for violations with HITECH Act Changes?
  • Should Business Associates Fear Penalties?
  • What if State Laws Conflict?
  • How do the Privacy and Security Acts Differ?
  • What Are the Implementation Deadlines?

Module 2: What is the Privacy Rule

  • Using and Disclosing PHI?
  • Patient Rights
  • Forms, Forms, Forms
  • Notice of Privacy Practice
  • Unique Release Situations
  • Who Are Non-Business Associate Organizations?
  • Employers – What Role Is This Anyway?
  • Government Access to PHI
  • Minimum Necessary Standard
  • Privacy – Can We Talk?
  • Arranging the Office
  • Must I Document and Provide Patient Access to Oral PHI?
  • Are Co-Workers Protected?

Book used: Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP)

Module 3: What are Transactions and Code Sets?

  • Diagnostic and Procedure Codes
  • Physician’s Office Codes
  • Dental Codes
  • Drug Codes
  • Other Services
  • ANSI ASC X12N Standards – Huh?
  • Are Pharmacy Transactions the Same?
  • NPI, EIN, NPlanID, and NHI…Oh, my!
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI)
  • NPI Enumerator
  • National Provider System (NPS)
  • Applying for an NPI
  • EIN aka NEI aka EIN
  • National Health Plan Identifier (NPlanID)
  • National Health Identifier for Individuals (NHI) (Suspended)

Module 4: What is the Security Rule?

  • Defining Security
  • Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability (CIA)
  • Definition and Terminology
  • Approach and philosophy
  • Security Rule Selection Criteria
  • Administrative Safeguards
  • Physical Safeguards
  • Technical Safeguards
  • Group Health Plans
  • Policies, Procedures and Documentation Requirements
  • Some Non-Technical Explanations of Technical Solutions

Lorna Waggoner : Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) Instructor

LornaWaggonerLorna Waggoner is an expert in HIPAA having taught this course since the year 2000. Lorna has delivered HIPAA requirement customized education to audiences that have included the States of Oregon, Iowa, Utah and Colorado, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Microsoft, Ernst and Young, Cerner, The Joint Commission and various healthcare providers or Business Associates not only in the United States but globally.

Lorna has been called an exceptional speaker that engages every audience. Her past experience includes 14 years in the telecommunications industry, owning a training franchise with her husband, teaching technical and computer related courses and raising a family.

As the Director of Business Development for ecfirst, home of the HIPAA Academy™ she has been instrumental in developing and delivering the Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) program and consulting with clients to recommend services that fits their needs, requirements and budgets.

HIPAA Certification Training: Certified HIPAA Professional Exam (CHP Exam)

Exam Registration

The Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) exam is administered online through the HIPAA Certification Online and can be taken 24 hours a day, worldwide.

To register for the exam please visit our Resource Center. http://www.ecfirst.biz

The testing fee of $495 can be made with a credit card via a secure Web page.

Exam Objectives

Introduction

The Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) exam validates knowledge and skills in the core areas of HIPAA Administrative Simplification legislation, Transactions and Code Sets Requirements, Privacy Requirements and Security Requirements.  To schedule your exam, please visit http://www.ecfirst.biz.

Exam Grid

Exam Name
Number of Questions
Time Allowed
Passing Score
Exam Format
CHP
60
60 Minutes
75%
HIPAA Certification Online

Exam Fees

The Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) exam fee is $495.  Exam fees are not included in training costs.

Distribution of Questions

The Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP) Exam is based on 4 Areas. The percentages of each domain in the exam are defined in the following Table:

Examination Areas Percentage of Exam
1.0 – HIPAA Administrative Simplification Overview 28%
2.0 – HIPAA Privacy 22%
3.0 – HIPAA Transactions and Code Sets 20%
4.0 – HIPAA Security 30%
Total 100 %

Important Note: All Percentages are Approximate and Subject to Change at any time.

Exam Retake Policy

If the candidate does not pass the CHP certification examination, he or she may register to take the certification examination online for $395.

Certification Renewal

Current CHP’s must recertify once every three years. Recertification process fee is $495. please contact John Schelewitz at +1.480.633.3225 or John.Schelewitz@ecfirst.com. to register for the recertification process.

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There is no prerequisite for this course. CHP is level 1 of HIPAA Certification. No other educational qualifications required. Please refer to the HIPAA Roadmap document.

  1. All key members of a health care provider HIPAA compliance team
  2. Compliance team for HIPAA Privacy and Security.
  3. IT Professionals servicing Healthcare Industry.
  4. Healthcare executives
  5. Healthcare service bureau executives
  6. Chief Information Officers of covered entities
  7. Lawyers involved in healthcare
  8. HIPAA Privacy, Security and Compliance officers
  9. Pharmaceutical company executives and HIPAA compliance staff
  10. Insurance executives
  11. Clinical physicians and office managers
  12. Healthcare quality assurance and risk managers
  13. Clinical trial organization executives
  14. Business Associates to covered entities

You can prepare for your CHP certification in three different ways:

  1. Instructor-led Training Cost $1650*
  2. Online Course & Exam $1195
  3. Self-study through CHP certification study kit $695

*This cost does not include exam fees.

You should buy the self study CHP certification kit from the HIPAA Academy™. This is the same study material used in the Instructor-Led training. To buy the kit, please visit HIPAA Academy™ Online Store

Where can I take the CHP exam? The exam is available online. You can take this test from anywhere at any time. To purchase an exam voucher please visit our Online Store.

The CHP exam is available to you online for up to 6 months. We call this a “voucher”; however you must pre-pay for the exam.

What is the exam retake policy for CHP? If the candidate does not pass the CHP certification examination, he or she may register to take the certification examination online for $395. Please call +1.515.460.3481 to register for the re-take. You can register here.

You can register by paying through a credit card online at our Online Store. To pay through check you will need to call +1.515.460.3481 and we will provide you with a registration form and invoice.

The certificate will be sent by HIPAA Academy™. If it is not received in within 4 weeks of passing then please contact John Schelewitz at +1.480.633.3225 or John.Schelewitz@ecfirst.com.

The CHP certification is valid for three-years. Recertification costs $495 and you will get an updated copy of the CHP manual and a new certificate. If you do not renew your certification within the three year period you will be required to retake the CHP exam and pay $495.

HIPAA Academy™ can help you with the following services:

  1. Security Risk Analysis
  2. Security Policies Template
  3. HIPAA Remediation and Implementation
  4. Contingency Planning
  5. Implementation of Contingency Plan
  6. HIPAA Audit

If you are planning to pursue CHP certification, you don’t need CHA™ certification as CHA™ is subset of CHP.

Certification in HIPAA regulations can provide a distinguishing factor for potential employer selection of employees in the healthcare information technology industry.

Comprehensive training and certification in the HIPAA regulations provides a solid foundation to quickly identify potential violations of HIPAA regulations and a solid knowledge of how to correct problems.

“The small class size was good for open discussion and Lorna was very inviting of questions and clarification.”
Russ McGuire
Cerner Corporation


“Lorna is an awesome trainer and her depth of knowledge provides practical solutions to difficult requirements.”
Nita Bowers
The Training Place


“Great instructor for material.”
Cory Simmons
Wheelhouse IT


“Was a very thorough class and the instructor was great. I would recommend to anyone in the industry to take.”
Ryan Hockenga
Wheelhouse IT


“Very professional and enthusiastic.”
Melvin Ostlie
Community Hospital Connection


“Course was a very good balance between topics covered and conciseness. Learned everything about HIPAA that I was hoping for!”
David Delarosa
Menax


“Excellend presentation, quite informative & engaging.”
Kim Tendrich
FL Dept of Health


“Instructor is very knowledgeable. Kept the class interesting, provided scenarios to better explain topics and materials. Great course!”
Cecilia Lorenzo
Clini Sanitas


“Lorna Waggoner’s breadth of knowledge is truly impressive. She shined the light in the darkness to bring understanding!”
Elizabeth Brown
CTSI Outsourcing


“Lorna has been great throughout the process. I look forward to future courses.”
Enrique Sanchez
Guidewell Sanitas


“Enjoyed learning more about HIPAA with Lorna.”
George Bessenyei
YoCierge


“Very knowledgeable and helpful in answering questions and making the material relate to real life scenarios.”
Stacey Wieland
Einstein


“I know a whole lot more about HIPAA than before I started. Immensely useful!”
Anonymous
San Jose Public Class


“Love training with Lorna!”

Tracy Nyre
SCL Health


“Lorna rocks! I enjoyed the class, her energy, her knowledge.”

Anil Pillai
Healthlucid, Inc.


“I found the course to be very informative.”

Karissa Cinelli
Northwell Health


“Lorna is great personality wise and made for an entertaining, yet informative instructor. Open to all questions.”

Daniel Manalo
Nortwell Health


“Excellent, well-taught and lively course.”

Joseph Bryan Henderson
BrightOutcome, Inc.


“Great course. This course will help provide the knowledge and authority needed to better assist my organization.”

Joshua Grantham
Solera Health


“Overall the course was well done. Lorna is very knowledgeable.”

Justin Graves
AAA9


“This was one of the most educational classes I’ve ever attended. Very impressed.”

Mark Slivka
Edwards Business Systems


“Lorna was extremely knowledgeable about the HIPAA material. Great stories and examples to better understand the material.”

Debra Furia
DMSink


“This was a great class. I am now ready to go back to my agency and help implement our compliance with all things HIPAA!”

Rita Pauley
AAA7, Inc.


“Lorna was very knowledgeable of the subject matter and an excellent instructor.”

Greg Stephens
Prime Healthcare


“A lot of information but Lorna keeps your attention.”

Vanessa Martinez
DVH


“Lorna is a very good instructor. She has a very unique way of teaching, which helps very much and make it easy to grasp and retain all information that I learned from the class.”

Anonymous


“Thank you for a great and interactive session.”

Saad Thara
Garden Grove Hospital


“Thank you for all the information. You made the lecture very interesting.”

Deepthi Mopathi
Prime Healthcare


“Amazing course. I learned a lot and can’t wait to get my knowledge out there and use it on my job.

Anthony Urquieta
Chino Valley Medical Center


“Great, informative class. Very educated speaker.”

Niel Dalal
Prime Healthcare


“I must admit that I was told earlier that this was going to be a great experience and they were right! Excellent teaching skills. Organized course structure.”

Sminil Mahajan
Prime Healthcare


“The class was very active and practical to the subject. Lorna always has a great attitude and always is able to help with any questions and set backs.”

Diego Contreras Bueno
Prime Healthcare


“Very informative and enjoyable lecture. Thank you!”

Swapna Dwarsala


“As the Privacy Officer at my hospital, these classes help me do a better job. HIPAA is always changing and we need to keep up with the changes to safeguard our patient’s PHI.”

Mary Rogers
Prime Healthcare


“Lorna and ecfirst have been a great partner to the Prime security effort.”

Robert Gates
Prime Healthcare


“Very nicely explained, superb knowledge base of instructor.”

Vykram Dhillon
Prime Healthcare


“This being my first time, it’s a world of information and I appreciate all I’ve learned.”

Nana Manu
Monroe Hospital


“Lorna is a great instructor. She explains the material well. I feel like she has taught me a ton within these two days.”

Heather Burke


“Lorna takes a hard subject and makes learning about HIPAA fun & exciting. Her passion for HIPAA shines through her presentation. Very informative and easy to learn.”

Marishia Phillips
Pathways Human Services


“Lorna was able to break down complex material into easy to understand content.”

Stephanie Kurtz


“Lorna was great and kept my interest throughout the entire course.”

Anonymous


“Great insight on HIPAA having attended the program conducted by Ali Pabrai. The session were lively with rich sharing of experience by Ali who is a master in this field. I highly recommend this course to all of those involved in this field. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of Instructor: 10.”

Ashok Kumar Vootla
Episource


“Ali has an exceptionally great energy level. Amazing Instructor with great knowledge. Keep smiling Ali. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of Instructor: 10.”

Keeli Abhishek
Primera Medical Technology


“Good course for candidate to have knowledge on HIPAA. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of Instructor: 10.”

Vamsi Krishna. T
Primera Medical Technology


“Thank You Pabrai. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of Instructor: 10.”

G. Sri Mallikarjuana
Primera Medical Technology


“Uday Ali Pabrai, the “BADSHAH” of HIPAA, is an institution in himself. Overall rating of course: 10. Overall rating of Instructor: 10.”

Masthan Shaik
Primera Medical Technology


“Great content, lot of information, good instructor.”

Phillip Walsh
Brighter Inc.


“Great course. I now have a better understanding on HIPAA.”

Anonymous


“Great training.”

Anonymous


“Great course! Lots of information that can be immediately put to use!”

Anonymous


“Lorna is in a class of her own. She is absolutely the best possible instructor for a very tough subject matter.”

Stephen Stewart


“Great Instructor! Lively and engaging.”

D’Angelo Bailey
UI HealthCare


“Great class. You made it easy to understand.”

Sherry Lampe
Stewart Memorial Community Hospital


“Lorna was not only extremely informative, but made this all very fun and entertaining.”

Don Hiller
PHM


“Fantastic course. Wonderful instructor. Thoroughly described. Highly recommended.”

Mark Miles
PHM


“Wonderful class; wish more department managers attended. Should be a requirement.”

Amy Hanchey
PHM


“Lorna makes the course fun. She teaches in a fashion that makes HIPAA easily understood.”

Sheila Asson
Pathways


“Wonderful, person-centered instructor.”

Alexis Harris
Family Preservation, DC


“Lorna was fabulous! She made the day go quickly and kept me interested the entire course.”

Marishia Phillips
Pathways


“Class was very helpful. It made me think of lots of ideas and questions to take back to my office.”

Angelica Vidro
Pathways of Delaware


“I enjoyed the examples of incidents.”

Tyler Reese
Pathways


“Enjoyed the class and instructor. The content was easy to follow.”

Anotnio Teixeira
Pathways


“I really enjoyed Lorna teaching the CHP course this week. I felt she delivered value in her multiple real-life examples and through the ecfirst content.”

Anonymous


“Love the way I’ve been informed of the best practices in the healthcare industry right at the start of my career.”

Ronak Thaker


“A lot of material being covered but it was done very professionally.”

Shami Brar


“Although an accelerated course, Lorna was very detailed and her presentation and speaking really helped me absorb all the information needed.”

Adam Romo


“Lorna did a great job making the tedious federal rules and legislation understandable and entertaining to keep the class engaged.”

Dan Schmidt
KMBS


“Lorna did a great job keeping everyone engaged and kept it fun.”

Anonymous


“I’ve been through the course before and it was still very informative.”

David Cunliffe
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay


“Great, organized approach to this training. Good real world examples.”

Blythe Logan
Konica Minolta


“Excellent and informative class. Instructor held our interest and kept the class moving.”

Kathy Garza
Marklund


“Without a doubt this will help when discussing HIPAA with my clients.”

Dunca Wierengo
Konica Minolta


“Excellent information, excellent organization, can’t wait to discuss with out customers. Would consider making this mandatory training for all of our healthcare sales reps.”

Tracy Wood
KMBS


“Lorna was both entertaining and informative. Enjoyed the class very much!”

Ron Otis
KMBS


“One of the best and most thorough classes I have attended.”

Brian McCarthy
Norton Healthcare


“Lorna was a great instructor. Her way of teaching was really impressive and it will help me and other participants of the class to function under the guidelines. Class was really beneficial.”

Prabhu Bollu
St. Rose Hospital


“The delivery of the course was very interesting and engaging.”

Himanshu Handa
St. Rose Hospital


“I feel that I now have a better understanding of the legal requirements surrounding HIPAA.”

Benjamin Worden
St. Rose Hospital


“Instructor’s presentation style was great and she gave examples, stories and talked about personal experience. It was very interactive and the summarizing at the end of the modules were very helpful.”

Anonymous
St. Rose Hospital


“The CHP course was a well condensed course with excellent delivery of the needed regulations for my staff to be able to talk the talk and know how to walk the walk on their own. The instructor (Lorna Waggoner) witty jokes and delivery of the information made it easier for myself and later my staff to comprehend and retain the information being presented to us. During the CSCS™ class my staff enjoyed Allen’s teaching technique, although Ali taught when I went I found the information was delivered both times in an equally impressive, condensed but retainable manner and we all came away from both classes knowing the information and not just memorizing a bunch of acronyms. I highly recommend ecfirst.”

Clint Russell
Mays Home Health Companies


“I thought the Certified HIPAA Professional course was extremely worthwhile and helped to clarify the murkiness that is HIPAA. The instructor, Alan Yue, did a great job leading the course. He took a very dry topic and made it interesting and demonstrated the importance of the regulations relative to our business. I would recommend the ecfirst course to anyone, and most especially would recommend Alan as the instructor!”

Marie Simonelli, Senior Privacy Analyst
OneBeacon Insurance Group


“I really enjoyed the course, the presenter was very good. His presentational style and the depth of his knowledge on the issues concerned made it easier to understand the course. I wish to say that the course was very useful and beneficial to my work.”

Gustav G.L. Cruickshank (Dr.) Chief Internal Auditor,
National Health Insurance Authority Private Mail Bag,
Ministries, Accra, Ghana


“Alan really helped me understand the core elements and details. I will be recommending ecfirst and this course to others.”

Stuart Foster
MediServe


“Great course. Alan is VERY knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this course for people who are new to HIPAA and the regulations.”

Jimmy Goga
Portable CIO


“The CHP class exceeded all of my expectations. The depth and breadth of material covered in a two day period was impressive, while it was explained in clear and precise manner. I really appreciated the size of the class and interaction between the instructor and all of the students. The instructor was extremely competent and had a large volume of real world experience to back up their training. I walked out of the class and exam with a much greater understanding of scope and meaning of HIPAA and HITECH. Moreover, I have a lot more confidence in assisting the direction of our business when it comes to the Privacy and Security Rules.”

Geoff Louis
Director of Product Development
LeonardoMD, Inc.


“I definitely received a lot of value from the class – prior to the course, I was fairly well versed on the Security Rule, but weak on the Privacy Rule and the Transactions and Code Sets – the course really helped me understand all of the rules and the challenges our clients face in meeting compliance goals.”

Mark Bell, CISSP, CISA
Executive Vice President, Operations
Digital Defense, Inc.


“I found the class to be very informative and the information was presented in a logical manner that tied key elements together. The pace of the class was appropriate for both “seasoned” individuals and those who are relatively new to the information. The presenter was very knowledgeable and presented information in a logical manner that reinforced learning. I would recommend the class to anyone wanting to learn more about the HIPAA and the recent changes to the Standards as well as to those who are preparing to take the HIPAA certification exam.”

Sherrie Corso, MSN, CHC, CHP
VP Compliance / Privacy Officer
Harden Healthcare


“I took this class to get a feel for changes in HIPAA as a whole. This class not only took the mystery out of HIPAA, it helped me understand the rationale. Thank you.”

Kian Azarpour
Security Admin – IT
Harden Healthcare Services


“This class is for beginners as well as poeple who have previous HIPAA experience as it validates what we have been doing is correct and if not, how to make it correct and feel in control of our PHI.”

Sylvia Hale
Umpqua Community Health


“I really enjoyed the class. I’ve been reading HIPAA regulation on and off for some years now, but felt rather bored and lost at times on how to approach understanding such a dauntingly large and somewhat nebulous federal regulation. The CHP class encapsulated everything into a well organized and structured logic that I can understand and absorb much more easily and quickly.”

Patrick So, CISA
IT Compliance
Kaiser Permanente


“The strength of the course was the enthusiasm and knowledge of the instructor.”

Bob Mallick
Mass Mutual Financial Group


“Allan did an excellent job in instructing us on HIPAA compliance. I enjoyed his class and it was very beneficial to me. I like the small class size we were in- it made it easy to discuss topics and issues we had. The most important thing was the ability to ask questions or discuss issues that we had at any point during the seminar and not having to wait till the end for a question and answers session.”

Julie Bain
J.D. Bonner, MD


“I was very apprehensive about HIPAA going into this course. To be honest, I was very ignorant of HIPAA. However, by the end of the day, I realized in many areas our office was already HIPAA compliant. But I learned many things we needed to incorporate into our clinic in order to meet compliance. This one-day course was very informative and helpful for me.”

Jonesboro Surgery Clinic


“The course was excellent for learning the basics of HIPAA. The material was easy to understand considering the difficult and complicated subject.”

Kathy Atchley

St. Bernard’s Medical Center


“Chuck was an excellent instructor. He gave a lot of examples and truly understood the material.”

HIPAA Professional Student


“Chuck made class enjoyable while teaching professionally. Great job!”

HIPAA Professional Student


“I enjoyed the course very much. Chuck was very knowledgeable in the HIPAA regulations and effectively communicated them.”

HIPAA Professional Student


“Excellent class! The instructor was fantastic!”

HIPAA Professional Student


“Excellent course. The most informative I have ever attended.”

Lynn Simmons
Jonesboro Surgical Assoc.


“Allan is a very good instructor. He made HIPAA fun to learn.”

HIPAA Professional Student


“The class was very good. The instructor was very knowledgeable. He spent a lot of time making sure we understood the material and how to use it. When you finish this class you should be able to pass the certification test.”

Kathryn French


“An excellent intensive program with practical helpful information that can be used in the work setting. Very practical.”

Phyllis Woolverton
St. Bernard’s Medical Center


“An excellent intensive course with helpful information that can be used in everyday practice.”

HIPAA Professional Student


“Allan does an excellent job of breaking HIPAA down into understandable “English” instead of lawyer language.”

HIPAA Professional Student


“Allan is a great instructor who effectively uses examples to explain issues, makes the course enjoyable and encourages discussions.”

HIPAA Professional Student


“Great overview!”

Robert Savage

USDC


“The instructor was extremely knowledgeable about this subject and willing to answer all questions. She was also able to put the information in Layman’s terms.”

Andi Cady
Hollywood Pediatrics


“A tremendous amount of material explained in a coherent manner.”

Jason Schulman
Hollywood Pediatrics


“The Professional course is a must do for anyone involved in a HIPAA implementation!”

Anthony Williams


“I had attended a couple of shorter seminars prior to this training; however this Professional course was much more informative. It offered me an opportunity to ask questions and gave me time to work on our facility plan to become HIPAA Compliant. The instructor’s knowledge helped me make the information easier to comprehend. I appreciate the huge manual concerning HIPAA rules and will use it as a wonderful source of information to assist us in becoming HIPAA compliant.”

Karen Duregger
Duncan Heights, Inc.
Iowa Association of Homes & Services for the Aging


“The Professional Course helped me get my arms around HIPAA and I now have a much greater understanding of compliance steps. Lorna did a wonderful job of presenting the information. The manual is a very complete reference tool and I appreciate being able to walk away with a plan to take back to our facility.”

Betsy Burton
Bethany Manor


“I was very nervous to break into small groups to write a compliancy plan. Listening to other groups present their plans was very useful to me. Everyone thinks of different things, everyone has new, different ideas. Thanks for making me do that!”

Chris Boyken
Duncan Heights, Inc.
Iowa Association of Homes & Services for the Aging


“As a project manager for DHS Oklahoma, I found the training session held by Ali a very informative and productive use of my time. The session covered the key aspects of HIPAA and how it affects government and healthcare organizations along with the key high-level tasks that need to be completed to be HIPAA compliant. Ali also shared his insights and experiences with the group and this was extremely beneficial to me. I would recommend that anybody that needs a decent overview of HIPAA must attend this session. It will help you get out of the starting block in a hurry.”

Sarjoo Shah, HIPAA Project Manager
Department of Health Services (DHS)
State of Oklahoma


“The instructor was very knowledgeable about HIPAA Compliance. This is the most information I’ve gotten about HIPAA. I’ve been to other HIPAA training and I have never gotten the wealth of information I received today.”

Inez Wondeh
Peninsula Medical Group


“A fast pace, informative overview of the Administrative Simplification portion of the HIPAA legislation. Excellent reference tools and indicators to help administrators identify the ‘next course of action’.”

Deborah Windish
Michigan Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP)


“This is a good overview. Most of us that are involved with HIPAA often feel overwhelmed. I’m still overwhelmed but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Deeann M. Biondi
SET SEG, Inc


“Excellent course to provide an overview of HIPAA in a short period of time. Excellent and very knowledgeable instructor who was able to cover key issues of HIPAA in an easy to understand manner and in a very short time (2 hours).”

Steve Trosty
AP Assurance


“Excellent overview of HIPAA regulations. I look forward to attending the advanced programs on the implementation.”

Steven Shurts
Harris HeathTrends, Inc.


“Was very helpful, I would even call it vital. I will urge all my co-workers and associates to get trained. Everyone should attend the 3-Day Professional boot camp. I wish I’d done this last year.”

Trish Chandler
SHARP, Inc.


“We covered an enormous amount of material in a short period of time. The Certified HIPAA Instructor made complex and hard to understand material easy to learn!”

Joe Flippin


“The Certified HIPAA Professional course has not only enlarged my knowledge and expertise, but also opened wider the door to professional and entrepreneurial opportunities.”

Laurice Green
Child and Family


“I enjoyed the class. I initially thought that healthcare portion would be hard to follow coming from a technical background. The course and the regulations related a lot to network technologies. I just passed the CISSP exam and combined with this credential, I feel this will help my consulting business tremendously.”

Lisa Jones
Slipknot Technologies


“I have an EDI X12 background in distributing manufacturing and finance. I am familiar with mapping software and principles. This course explained many new terms and procedures in an easy to learn style and I would recommend it to people with or without a healthcare background.”

Ernie Schum
Schum Consulting, Inc.


“Well organized information. A solid understanding of the topic was presented as well as insights into opportunities that will be available as a result of this initiative.”

Terry Roberts
Business Systems Engineering


“I realize the professional importance of understanding this information. I really believe my professional life is dependent on acquiring this knowledge. It is a lot of information in a short time, but I have a reference book. I am accustomed to Federal and State rules and regulations and this is just one more very important tool to do a better job. I have now been given the tools and opportunity to succeed. I will recommend this course to others without hesitation.”

John Palmer
Shelby County Government
Oakville Healthcare Center


“The information in the course is clear and concise and will serve as a good HIPAA reference!”

Gina Winchester
Sharp, Inc


“The class was extremely informative. I’ve learned many new things and also received confirmation that I understand certain aspects of HIPAA correctly.”

Darcey Gartner
Vista Healthplan, Inc.


“I have learned a tremendous amount!”

Victoria Sunshine


“I’m amazed at how much I was able to learn in just 3 days. I feel very confident that the information I picked up, the practical exercises and the class interactions provided me with what I need to help my customers through the HIPAA hoop! The instructors were knowledgeable and always willing to address specific questions. All in all, this was a great experience that will benefit me, my clients, and my company!”

Cathy Pitt
Hewlett Packard


“This was by far the most in-depth HIPAA course I have attended. The instruction staff is very knowledgeable of the Administrative Simplification Title. They did a great job of operating a comfortable environment.”

Kelly Gruber
Des Moines Orthopedic Surgeons


“I have been following HIPAA progression for 2 years and found this course the most comprehensive of all my studies, especially in the privacy section. The instructor seemed to take personal responsibility to assure the students understood that this section was important to all areas of the HIPAA legislation.”

“Lorna is an excellent instructor. Her examples of in-the-box and out-of-the-box were excellent.”

Betty Aukee
ADP


“This class was very intense and extremely beneficial at breaking down the core components of Title II. I was already familiar with HIPAA and had attended previous courses, however I feel this class brought it all together for me.”

Tracie Martin
Baylor Health Care Systems


“I am excited to learn about the HIPAA Academy™ and its services.”

Bill Bendall
SeniorCare, Inc.


“I would recommend this course to anyone in the medical field responsible for HIPAA Compliance. I had very little knowledge of HIPAA and the medical industry as a whole. This course educated me in these areas. I feel that I came away with a good base to build on. I believe that many people will struggle with compliance without this help!”

Tom Agnitsch
ANE Technology Services


“One of the strengths of the course was the overview of upcoming changes to HIPAA legislation.”

Karla Combs
Lipscomb & Pitts


“What an eye opener. Before the course I had only a vague idea of the implications and scope of HIPAA. Now I realize how much work is left to be done to get into compliance and how this is going to touch every aspect of the health care industry.”

James Cerney
J.C. Solutions


“I would highly recommend the HIPAA Academy™ to anyone in healthcare that wants to obtain the knowledge that will be crucial to implement HIPAA legislation in their organization. I found the instructors and the course material to be first rate and the information taught will help healthcare professionals at all levels to navigate the risky waters of HIPAA.”

Joel H. Snook, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
St. Petersburg, FL


“The Certified HIPAA Professional course is one of the best, if not the best, courses on the down and dirty of HIPAA. I highly recommend this course as a “Train the Trainer” for health care organizations looking to comply with current and pending requirements. This course is going to help me immensely in architecting solutions for organizations to comply with Title 2 requirements.”

Bob Tahmaseb, CISSP, Systems Engineer
RSA Security Inc.


“The Size and scope of the HIPAA legislation was brought into perspective buy the HIPAA Academy™. I now have a far greater understanding of the impact on the entire healthcare industry. The importance of the Professional class can not be under stated.”

Allan Gilbreath
Network Edge


“Fast paced, well organized, data packed, lively and entertaining.”

Sumner Buck
VP Open Road Technologies


“The HIPAA Academy™ training course is comprehensive and practical. I walked away from this course with a very clear understanding of the Administrative Simplification components of HIPAA. This course allowed me to get my arms around some very complicated requirements and helped me piece the requirements together. I was surprised at how helpful it was because I had a fairly comprehensive understanding to HIPAA prior to taking the course. I highly recommend it to anyone who will be involved with HIPAA compliance; in fact, anyone who is involved with HIPAA would be foolish for not taking this course.”

Teri Ann Lawyer, HIPAA Attorney
Pingel & Templer, P.C.


“The strength of the course was the instructor’s knowledge base beyond the scope of requirements for certification.” “This was a great learning experience and a non-intimidating atmosphere.”

Francoise Ager
AT&T


“The Certified HIPAA Professional course is a great source of information. It really lets you get your hands around what HIPAA and the Administrative Simplification Title mean and how it will change business. Not only does the course show business requirements, but the business opportunities that will arise as well.”

Chris Reynolds
ExecuTrain of Nebraska


“They are the only organization that could help me achieve my goal of certification. I would rate them very highly. They have a broad background of HIPAA knowledge.”

Tom Eilers
HIPAA Consultant & Project Manager


”It’s a lot of information and I need to digest it before I go back to the plan I had already started to create.”

“I learned a lot!”

“This course is the most complete, well written and well presented HIPAA Courses I have been to.”

“I finally feel like I have a direction to go with HIPAA.”

“The instructor is very knowledgeable of the material!”

“This course went over all aspects of HIPAA.”

“I am glad I attended the Professional course. What a great help.”

“Excellent information provided in a simple way. I really did learn a great deal, thank you so much!”

Various student comments from the Iowa Association of Homes & Services for the Aging who participated in the Des Moines, Iowa HIPAA Professional Course.

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