Sam Coppersmith Co-Presents National Business Institute Webinar on Start-to-Finish Nonprofit Formation

Advising clients through the maze of eligibility requirements, bylaws, processing procedures, group exemptions, and other complexities of the 501(c)(3) application process can be challenging. In a recent National Business Institute (NBI) webinar, Sam Coppersmith shared tips for advising nonprofit clients through the application process.  Sam covered critical portions of the designation process, including: TCJA and other laws, rules, regs, and enforcement activities impacting nonprofits.Eligibility requirements and classifications.Establishing tax exempt status with the IRS. The webinar focused on the onerous requirements, step-by-step, and how to identify problematic issues to ensure clients successfully acquire nonprofit designation from the IRS. Sam has more than three decades of experience assisting local and national businesses and nonprofit entities as well as individuals and small businesses. He is a regular speaker for NBI, covering a range of...

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Melissa Soliz Provides Guidance on HIPAA Compliance Training in Healthcare Risk Management Article

Melissa Soliz Provides Guidance on HIPAA Compliance Training in Healthcare Risk Management Article

Even well-prepared health care organizations can experience HIPAA breaches. In an article for Healthcare Risk Management, Melissa Soliz shared tips on how organizations can effectively communicate HIPAA compliance requirements to employees, providing real-life examples of do’s and don’ts.  Melissa focuses on HIPAA and 42 C.F.R. Part 2 compliance, compliance with opioid treatment laws and regulations, health information exchange (including compliance with new information blocking rules), data breaches and OCR investigations, as well as clinical research compliance and contracting. Read the full article here. ...

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Kristen Rosati, Sam Coppersmith Recognized Among Top Arizona Executives in 2020 AzBusiness Leaders Publication

Partners Kristen Rosati and Sam Coppersmith were recognized among the state’s top executives in the 2020 AzBusiness Leaders publication. Kristen was recognized in the health care category. A nationally renowned health care lawyer with deep experience in all things Big Data, Kristen noted that health care continues to evolve at fast pace, with health care reform, federal and state regulatory updates, and developing technology.  These changes make it challenging for the law to keep up.  Sam was recognized in the nonprofit category. He has extensive experience assisting local and national businesses and nonprofits with transactional issues, business organization, governance, contract negotiation, land use, and business planning. He shared his top piece of professional advice, emphasizing how important it is for new lawyers to find the right place to work, and to not be afraid...

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Melissa Soliz Provides Guidance on HIPAA Compliance Training in Healthcare Risk Management Article

Melissa Soliz Contributes to American Health Lawyers Association’s Opioid Crisis and Prescribing Survey

The opioid epidemic has been declared a public health emergency. Attorney Melissa Soliz contributed to the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)’s recent “State Response to Opioid Crisis and Opioid Prescribing Requirements: A 50 State Survey,” a resource guide providing an overview and references regarding the opioid epidemic on a state-by-state basis.  Melissa and co-authors Benjamin Runkle of Gammage & Burnham and D’Arcy Downs-Vollbracht of Concierge Legal Group, PLLC, highlighted the results of efforts to combat the opioid epidemic in Arizona, such as the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act of 2018, opioid prescribing and treatment regulations, pain management clinic regulations, and opioid-poisoning related reporting regulations.  Melissa focuses on HIPAA and 42 C.F.R. Part 2 compliance, compliance with opioid treatment laws and regulations, health information exchange (including compliance with new information blocking rules),...

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Kristen Rosati Highlights Privacy Challenges in Presentation at Health Care Compliance Association’s Regional Conference

Kristen Rosati Highlights Privacy Challenges in Presentation at Health Care Compliance Association’s Regional Conference

Collaborative care arrangements are increasingly popular in the health care industry as a way of improving care and reducing costs.  An understanding of the legal issues involved in data sharing is crucial to implement these arrangements correctly. In a presentation for the Health Care Compliance Association’s Regional Compliance Conference in Nashville, attorney Kristen Rosati broke down key laws and regulations for data sharing.  Kristen discussed the legal framework for data sharing in Accountable Care Organizations, Clinically Integrated Networks, and other collaborative care arrangements. She and her co-speakers, Tyler Golden and Heathyr Fields of Community Health Systems, highlighted particular challenges under HIPAA, the federal substance use disorder treatment confidentiality regulations, and state privacy requirements for data sharing across legal entities. They also advised on practical ways to manage risk in those...

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Az Business Taps Jill Chasson to Break Down New Overtime Rule, Share Tips for Implementation

Az Business Taps Jill Chasson to Break Down New Overtime Rule, Share Tips for Implementation

Employment attorney Jill Chasson explained the new overtime rule and shared how business owners and executives can prepare before it goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020 in an article for Az Business. Jill discussed how the new rule updates the salary threshold for employees who are classified as exempt from the minimum wage and the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime requirements. She suggested that employers review compensation for all exempt employees to determine who is being paid less than the new minimum salary, consider increasing certain employees’ pay to above the salary threshold, and consider transitioning non-exempt employees to hourly pay to better track overtime.  Jill provides practical advice to employers regarding compliance with the many federal and state laws that govern the workplace and regularly provides training for supervisors...

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