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    HIPAA Essentials for Medical Practices

    Online Course



    Online Course

    Available Credits
    • ACMPE: 1.0000
    • CEU: 1.0000
    • CME: 0.5000


    First enacted in 1996, HIPAA has had a significant impact on medical practices. Two of its primary goals – to protect personal health information (PHI) and to simplify insurance administration – greatly affect daily operations, from managing patient records to billing. With fines for HIPAA violations ranging from $100 to more than $50,000, it’s critical for practices – and their patients’ privacy – to understand and comply with current HIPAA regulations.   

    This course will provide you with the knowledge to:   

    • Identify HIPAA regulations pertaining to a medical practice  
    • Review HIPAA compliance standards  
    • Recognize ramifications of HIPAA violations  

    Continuing Education

    Delivery method: Self-Paced Study | Enduring
    Learning level: Basic – Education designed to provide a general understanding of a topic or knowledge area.
    Learning format: Traditional
    Prerequisites: None
    Advance preparation: None
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Claiming credit: If you wish to claim continuing education credit for this online course, participants must successfully complete all modules and the evaluation.

    • ACMPE, medical practice administrators in certification and Fellowship through ACMPE
    • CME, licensed physicians (MD/DO)
    • CEU, generic continuing education credit

    For detailed continuing education credit information, click here.

    Complaint Resolution Policy

    Please contact the MGMA Service Center at or toll-free at 877.ASK.MGMA (275.6462) for issues or concerns with this course.

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