Melissa Soliz Explains How to Implement Compliance with the Information Blocking Rule at the AHLA Virtual Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute Conference

Melissa Soliz Recognized as One of Phoenix Business Journal’s 21 Next-Generation Legal Leaders

When showcasing rising stars in the Phoenix legal scene, Phoenix Business Journal selected Melissa Soliz for her expertise in health care law. The 21 attorneys featured were chosen based on their contributions to the legal community and their potential to shape the legal landscape in Arizona and nationally. Mel, who has focused her career on compliance with data privacy and access laws, explained why interoperability is the hot topic in health care law right now. Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©in health care law, Mel also shared what she views as her biggest accomplishment so far, as well as the source of her inspiration for becoming a health care attorney.See the full list of honorees here. ...

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Karen Owens Provides In Business with Insight into COVID-19 Legal Issues

Examining legal issues surrounding COVID-19 for its February cover story, In Business turned to Karen Owens, co-leader of Coppersmith Brockelman’s nationally recognized health care practice, for a glimpse into ramifications businesses can expect in 2021. Karen’s predictions include that as hospitals reach capacity with COVID patients, many employees may be forced to postpone their visits for services such as elective surgeries. For example, someone needing orthopedic surgery may need to stay out of work longer prior to surgery. Moreover, Karen warns fallout may worsen as hospitals lose providers who burn out after months of pandemic-related stress. Recognized by Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America© and Super Lawyers, Karen represents health care systems, hospitals, clinics, and other providers in matters of quality management, medical staff credentialing and...

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Coppersmith Brockelman Ranked on Phoenix Business Journal’s 2021 Top Law Firms List

Coppersmith Brockelman Ranked on Phoenix Business Journal’s 2021 Top Law Firms List

For the sixth consecutive year, Coppersmith Brockelman has made Phoenix Business Journal’s list of the top 50 law firms in the Valley. Ranked according to the number of local attorneys, Coppersmith Brockelman moved up five places to tie for No. 38. The firm has also received several recognitions and accolades for its expertise and exceptional service from other industry publications, including Chambers USA and Southwest Super Lawyers. Additionally, the firm is consistently honored in Best Lawyers’® list of the Best Law Firms in Arizona and the United States. Find the Business Journal ranking here. ...

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Coppersmith Brockelman Promotes Telemedicine Specialist Marki Stewart to Partner

Coppersmith Brockelman Promotes Telemedicine Specialist Marki Stewart to Partner

Coppersmith Brockelman is thrilled to announce its newest partner, Marki Stewart. “Principles that guide us here are simple: practice at the highest level of the profession; think creatively; find practical solutions; always do the right thing, build community, and maintain a sense of humor.  Marki has done all of this and more, and we are grateful that she is joining the partnership,” said Keith Beauchamp, chair of the firm’s governance committee. Telemedicine exploded in popularity during the pandemic but creates a variety of legal challenges for health care providers and other organizations looking to harness its benefits. Well versed in licensing, reimbursement, credentialing, and security issues surrounding telemedicine, Marki Stewart has been invaluable since joining the firm in 2019. “Coppersmith Brockelman’s nationally acclaimed health care practice worked...

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Achievements and Accolades Keep John DeWulf on AzBusiness’ Top 100 Lawyers List

Achievements and Accolades Keep John DeWulf on AzBusiness’ Top 100 Lawyers List

For the sixth consecutive year, John DeWulf is one of the AzBusiness Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona. Highlighting top-performing attorneys in the state, the annual list recognizes lawyers who have had an impact on their law firm, the communities they serve and the legal profession as a whole. John is highly regarded among clients and colleagues for his successful commercial litigation practice, where he handles complex trials, hearings and other matters before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies. John’s stellar reputation as one of the Southwest’s finest litigators has resulted in a variety of recognition. Best Lawyers in America© has honored him for several years, including in the securities litigation section and as “Lawyer of the Year” in 2018. Additionally, Southwest Super Lawyers regularly...

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Erin Dunlap Educates Healthcare Risk Management Readers on HIPAA Requirements and Most Critical Compliance Steps

Erin Dunlap Educates Healthcare Risk Management Readers on HIPAA Requirements and Most Critical Compliance Steps

After a small orthopedic clinic in Georgia was fined $1.5 million for HIPAA violations, Healthcare Risk Management turned to health care and data privacy attorney Erin Dunlap to share what smaller providers can do to protect themselves from cyber risk and government enforcement. Erin, a nationally recognized expert in health care data privacy and security, explains that although the HIPAA Security Rule has existed for nearly 20 years, many smaller healthcare providers lack adequate security measures to protect against increasingly pervasive cyber risk. She advises providers to conduct a risk analysis — which is the first critical step in meeting HIPAA security requirements and can be done internally or by an outside vendor. If resources are limited, she points providers to the Security Risk Assessment Tool that...

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