HIPAA Basics for Covered Entities 2023 Edition

Most U.S. healthcare providers, insurers and clearinghouses, are covered entities (CEs) as defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and must follow all the applicable HIPAA requirements. CEs must also ensure that their business associates (BAs), who are those providing CEs with services and/or products that involve in some way access to protected health information (PHI), and any sub-contractors they use, also are in compliance with HIPAA.

This training course is designed with the needs of covered entities in mind. It provides an overview of the HIPAA requirements important for all CE employees to know and understand. It also contains an overview of new information about temporary and proposed HIPAA changes, restrictions, satisfactory assurances CEs need to know before sharing PHI with BAs, misconceptions about BA compliance requirements, and much more. Real-life examples are provided, along with common misconceptions for CE to avoid. See the outline for more information.

Seven valuable supplemental materials are provided to each learner, along with a quiz that randomly shows 15 questions each time the quiz is provided to a course learner, and the possible answers are also randomly shown for the associated questions. Each learner also is provided with a printable certificate upon successful completion of the course (completing the full video and passing the quiz) that contains the learner’s name, course name, length of the course, and date completed. Also, information for any learner to provide when using the course to help fulfill certification continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.


  • HIPAA purpose, goals, and overview

  • CEs and CE allowed disclosures of PHI to BAs

  • BAs and their subcontractors

  • BA requirements

  • When CEs must terminate BA contracts

  • Satisfactory assurances that CEs can obtain from BAs

  • HIPAA Privacy Rule overview

  • Penalties that have been applied for violating the HIPAA right of access requirements

  • HIPAA Security Rule overview

  • HIPAA Breach Notification Rule overview, response times, and major issues (online tracking, telehealth, reproductive data, substance abuse data)

  • Protected health information (PHI) and specific types

  • Where PHI needs to be protected

  • HHS guidance and temporary changes in effect for HIPAA requirements

  • Proposed HIPAA changes

  • Common misconceptions in understanding HIPAA compliance

  • Penalties and sanctions

Supplemental Materials:

Yes. Seven total items.

Six PDFs and one Word doc supporting the content of the course. Learners can refer to and download (for their own use while performing their job responsibilities) the materials at any time while the course is active.

The supplemental materials include details about temporary changes, HHS compliance guidance, reference materials needed to understand PHI items and other HIPAA concepts, and a document for supporting BA requirements.

The Business Admin for each business account can also add more supplemental materials specific to the business (e.g., forms, policies, procedures, etc. that are associated with the course content).


Yes, a quiz is included for each Privacy & Security Brainiac premium/paid course.

15 randomly chosen questions from a large and growing repository of questions for this course. Each time the course quiz is provided to a learner, the questions are randomly chosen from the repository, and the answer choices for each question are also randomly shown (so they will be shown in a different order each time for each question).

Results of the quiz include explanations for each question and the associated correct answer within the graded quiz report.

Certificates for passing, and special recognitions for passing with high scores, are provided to each learner.

The Business Admin for each business account…

  • Has the capability to establish the passing percentage for the course for the associate business learners.

  • Has additional course reports for all students as well as for the quiz questions, and individual students.

  • Can communicate with the business account learners within the portal, assign courses to specific learners, and more.


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