HIPAA for Medical Office Staff

Work in a medical office but not directly involved in treatment? This online HIPAA compliance course is for you, updated for 2022. Enroll today! 

Includes: Certificate of Completion

Duration: 1.5 Hour(s) | Language: English

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About this Course

This course provides an introduction to HIPAA compliance for medical office staff who don't directly provide medical treatment to patients. It's tailored for the needs of front desk staff, janitorial staff, messaging services personnel, billing specialists, and similar positions. 

We'll cover what you need to know about the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), including the HIPAA Privacy Rule, the HIPAA Security Rule, and the Enforcement Rule that applies to HIPAA violations.  

You'll also learn about the 2021/2022 updates for the ONC 21st Cures Act Final Rule and the CMS Final Rule. 

You'll get an instant certificate of completion for your records, and we're authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.  

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Course Facts


What You Get

Certificate of Completion 



0.2 CEUs  



1.5 hours


Learning Type

100% online, available 24/7


Course Structure

At your own pace, save progress as you go


Course Updates

Content is updated and current 

Topics Covered

  • What is HIPAA? 
  • What is Portability? 
  • What is Accountability? 
  • HITECH and Omnibus Final Rule 
  • Who Must Abide by HIPAA Rules? 
  • HIPAA Covered Entity 
  • Business Associates 
  • Expanded Definition of Business Associate 
  • Business Associate Agreement 
  • Things to Consider within an Office 
  • HIPAA Privacy Rule 
  • Permitted Use and Disclosure of PHI 
  • Authorized Use and Disclosure of PHI 
  • Incidental Use and Disclosure of PHI 
  • “Minimum Necessary” Principal 
  • Notice of Privacy Practices 
  • Individual Access to PHI 
  • ONC Cures Act Final Rule (*Includes 2021/2022 Update*) 
  • CMS Final Rule (*Includes 2021/2022 Update*) 
  • More Individual Rights Under the Privacy Rule 
  • Administrative Requirements for Privacy Rule Compliance 
  • State Law and the Privacy Rule 
  • Personal Representatives and Minors Under the Privacy Rule 
  • Privacy Rule and Decedents 
  • Privacy Rule and Student Disclosures 
  • Additional Privacy Considerations within the Office 
  • HIPAA Security Rule 
  • What Security Measures Must be Used? 
  • Administrative Safeguards 
  • Physical Safeguards 
  • Technical Safeguards 
  • Privacy and Security for Mobile Devices 
  • Transaction and Code Set Standards 
  • Unique Identifiers Rule 
  • HIPAA Breach Notification 
  • Breach Notification and Risk Assessment 
  • Breach Notification Rule – Exceptions 
  • Breach Notification Rule and Unsecured PHI 
  • Breach Notification Requirements – Media 
  • Breach Notification Requirements – Individual 
  • Breach Notification Requirements – Secretary 
  • Burden of Proof for Breach Notification 
  • Real Life HIPAA Violations and Breaches 
  • HIPAA Enforcement Rule 
  • Enforcement Rule and Civil Money Penalties 
  • Defenses and Waivers for CMP 
  • Recent Updates to HIPAA – Opioid Crisis 
  • Recent Updates to HIPAA – Cloud Computing 

What You'll Learn

  • What HIPAA legislation is for 
  • How to comply with changes to HIPAA implemented by the Omnibus Final Rule 
  • Key elements of the Privacy, Security, and Enforcement Rule 
  • The Breach Notification process 
  • How HIPAA affects your role in a Medical Office setting 


When Does My Course Expire?

Your course will expire one (1) year after you purchase it (the date you submit payment), unless the course itself indicates otherwise.

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How Quickly Will I Get My Certificate of Completion?

Once you finish your course and pass any required exams, you can print your certificate of completion right away.

What Can I Do If I Lose My Certificate?

If you lose your certificate of completion and need a new one, you can contact customer service at (877) 881-2235 or support@360training.com.

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If for some reason you are not happy and would like a refund, send us a request within 72 hours of purchase. Here are the eligibility requirements you must meet:

  • Your purchase was made no more than 72 hours prior to your refund request.
  • You have NOT
    • Attempted any portion of a test or exam.
    • Requested or been issued a certificate of completion.
    • Completed 50% or more of the purchased course.

If you meet all of these criteria, submit your refund request in writing via email to support@360training.com with a proof-of-purchase receipt and an explanation for why you are requesting a refund.

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