National Conference on HIPAA Compliance for Employers - Shared Strategies and Common Challenges
July 29-30, 2003
New Orleans, LA
Contact: Kristin Becker
Director of SNIP, WEDI
703-391-2714 phone
WHAT: A national conference for employees and employers responsible for ensuring compliance with the new HIPAA regulations. Click here for more info.
WHY: To learn from industry leaders, government specialists, and enforcement officials about competitive practices and implementation strategies and to meet with professional peers to share effective business modules.

(Presenters include representatives from: Office for Civil Rights, Shell Oil, Wendy's International, Quebecor, AdminiStaff, and Mutual of Omaha)
SPONSORS: The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI)
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
WHO: Human Resource Professionals, Benefits Administrators, In-House Counsel, Privacy Officers, Sponsors of Employer-Sponsored Group Health Plans, and Employees of Group Health Providers.
HOW: The conference programs are developed in a panel setting where attendees can interact with panelists to analyze unique business settings and individulaized HIPAA reauirements.
WHEN: July 29 - 30, 2003
WHERE: New Orleans, Louisiana - The Sheraton on Canal Street
COST: The cost for the conference is $350. WEDI and SHRM members will receive a $50 discount.
CEUs: SPHR & PHR recertification credits for human resource professionals CLEs for attorneys (pending approval).
MATERIALS: Participants will receive a complrehensive CD that includes: conference presentations, white papers, sample documents, and guidance materials from CMS and OCR.