Kristen Rosati Provides Overview of COVID-19 Response and Other 2020 Developments at AHLA Fraud and Compliance Forum

Kristen Rosati Provides Overview of COVID-19 Response and Other 2020 Developments at AHLA Fraud and Compliance Forum

At the annual American Health Law Association (AHLA) Fraud and Compliance Forum, Kristen Rosati informed health care lawyers on regulatory developments in 2020, including the public health and statutory responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Kristen’s presentation explored various pandemic-related legislation, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act, and pandemic-related regulatory guidance, such as HIPAA waivers. Kristen also discussed health care reform developments, including litigation over ACA premium stabilization and the Supreme Court decision on health plan coverage of birth control. Finally, Kristen explored the new information blocking regulations and developments in HIPAA enforcement.  Among the nation’s leading HIPAA compliance and “Big Data” attorneys, Kristen brings extensive professional experience to data breaches, health information exchange, data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives. A former president...

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Karen Owens Clarifies How State Confidentiality Laws Affect How Peer Reviews Are Used in Court

Karen Owens Clarifies How State Confidentiality Laws Affect How Peer Reviews Are Used in Court

Health care professionals should understand how state statutes affect peer review confidentiality, as Karen Owens explains in an interview with Hospital Peer Review. Understanding confidentiality parameters can help ensure protections and avoid unauthorized disclosures.  Karen highlights how many state laws allow hospitals to withhold documents generated during peer review from discovery in lawsuits. Moreover, most laws protect review participants from submitting to depositions or trial testimony. However, there are limits to this confidentiality, often including materials that may be examined outside of peer review. Other limitations may include discoverability of the dates of the review, the effect of the review and more.  Karen has deep experience in representing hospitals, surgery centers, managed care organizations, and other providers in matters of medical staff credentialing and peer review.  She also represents institutional providers in...

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Sam Coppersmith to Co-Present at National Business Institute Webinar Tackling Intricacies of Non-Profit Law

Sam Coppersmith to Co-Present at National Business Institute Webinar Tackling Intricacies of Non-Profit Law

Non-profits with questions about bylaws, governance and taxation will benefit from Sam Coppersmith’s Oct. 26 webinar for the National Business Institute (NBI). In “Top Tips & Traps – Non-Profit Governance, Bylaws and Operations,” Sam will discuss IRS rules and state law considerations, while also providing tips for bylaw drafting and board committee structure. Sam has more than three decades of experience assisting local and national businesses, non-profit entities and individuals. A regular speaker for NBI, he covers a range of non-profit-related topics, including private foundations, forming a nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations, and serving on a non-profit board. Learn more about the webinar here, and use the promo code FSP50N when registering to receive a $50 discount. ...

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Phoenix Business Journal Recognizes Coppersmith Brockelman Among the Valley’s Top Employment Law Practices

Phoenix Business Journal Recognizes Coppersmith Brockelman Among the Valley’s Top Employment Law Practices

When the Phoenix Business Journal published its 2020 list of the Valley’s largest Phoenix-area employment law practices, it ranked Coppersmith Brockelman as No. 18 out of 32 firms. The firm’s employment law group is consistently included on the publication’s annual list.  With a unique approach to employment law that focuses on avoiding disputes, prompt and creative resolution when disputes do arise, thorough and efficient litigation strategies and excellent stewardship of client resources, Coppersmith Brockelman stands out among larger local practices.  The firm’s nimble nature and wide breadth of knowledge has allowed its team to function as an in-house employment law department for a variety of employers, ranging from companies with a few dozen employees to national companies with tens of thousands of employees in several states. This list...

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Best Lawyers® Recognizes 15 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys; Three Named “Lawyers of the Year”

Best Lawyers® recognized 15 of the firm’s 20 attorneys for outstanding work in 19 different categories. Additionally, three have been named “Lawyer of the Year” in Phoenix, an honor given to the top attorney in the region practicing in a specific field of law.  The Best Lawyers in America© is the longest-running peer-review publication in the legal profession. Each year, Best Lawyers conducts comprehensive surveys of tens of thousands of lawyers who confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Based on the results of these surveys, the publication designates the year’s leading lawyers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Coppersmith Brockelman attorneys recognized in the 2021 edition are: 2021 “Lawyers of the Year” in Phoenix Andrew Gordon: 2021 Litigation – Health Care “Lawyer of the Year” in PhoenixKristen Rosati: 2021 Health Care Law “Lawyer of the...

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Amanda Coulter Provides Insight into COVID-19’s Impact on Clinical Research in AHLA Podcast

To examine how COVID-19 has impacted clinical research, the American Health Law Association (AHLA) assembled an impressive panel of experts that included Amanda Coulter. Amanda, who routinely advises health care industry clients on clinical research matters, shared her insights on AHLA’s Speaking of Health Law podcast. In addition to discussing the pandemic’s short- and long-term impacts on clinical research, the panelists provided insight on the expanded access pathway for unapproved drugs, biologics, and medical devices, as well as COVID-19 vaccine development. In addition to developing research compliance policies and processes, template forms, and template agreements, Amanda reviews and negotiates clinical trial agreements, confidentiality agreements, data use agreements, business associate agreements, and federal grants and subcontracts. Listen to the full podcast here. ...

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