Mel Soliz Makes Esteemed 2024 BTI Client Service All-Stars List

BTI Consulting Group — specializing in law firm client feedback, market research, and development — recently named Partner Mel Soliz a 2024 BTI Client Service All-Star. Mel joins an elite list of lawyers deemed the best in delivering client services. The BTI Client Service All-Stars list determines its honorees based on 17 objective ranking factors, such as an attorney’s deep understanding of the client’s business, ability to provide the most value and return on investment, and overall legal skills evaluated by corporate counsel and top legal decision makers. Mel’s dedication to her clients is something for which she takes great pride and ownership. Her extensive and specialized knowledge and skillset continue to help her gain recognition and respect among her peers and the individuals she serves. In...

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Chambers USA Recognizes Coppersmith Brockelman in 2024 Legal Rankings

Chambers USA, the world’s leading legal data and analytics provider, has recognized nine of our 22 lawyers in their 2024 legal guide. The annual catalog of the nation’s leading attorneys and law firms also ranked our firm for our expertise in Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, and Healthcare in Arizona.   2024 Chambers USA nationally recognized attorneys:  Kristen Rosati, Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare  Mel Soliz, Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare  Attorneys recognized for their expertise in Arizona:  Keith Beauchamp, Litigation: General Commercial  Kent Brockelman, Labor & Employment  Jill Chasson, Labor & Employment   John DeWulf, Litigation: General Commercial  Erin Dunlap, Healthcare  Karen Owens, Healthcare  Kristen Rosati, Healthcare   Marki Stewart, Healthcare  Mel Soliz, Healthcare  “We are extremely proud of the attorneys and practice groups who have been honored this...

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Mel Soliz Prepares Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Conference Goers for CMS Expanded Interoperability Mandates

The deadline for compliance with CMS’s expanded application programming interface (API) requirements is closer than you think. Partner Mel Soliz was invited to the esteemed BCBSA 2024 Law, Audit, Compliance & Ethics Conference to discuss the new API requirements and significant implementation challenges. Mel covered what impacted payers need to achieve over the next three years to implement an expanded Patient Access API and a new Provider Access API, Payer-to-Payer API and Prior Authorization API. Mel’s regulatory practice focuses on compliance with data privacy, access and interoperability laws (such as the Information Blocking Rule and CMS interoperability mandates as well as state mini-interoperability laws), health IT/technology service contracting, and health information networks/exchanges (including national interoperability frameworks such as TEFCA, Carequality, CommonWell, DURSA, and DxF). She regularly...

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John DeWulf Celebrated Among Distinguished Alumni at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The College of Arts and Sciences at University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently honored Attorney John DeWulf with their Distinguished Alumni Award, recognizing his myriad professional successes at their annual Celebration of Excellence, an event that honors top students and alumni in the college. John earned his Bachelor of Arts in economics with minors in business, political science, English, and psychology in 1978 at the University. The award was given to alumni whose remarkable accomplishments and service demonstrated through lifetime career achievement or excellence in their field and community, which John has undoubtedly attained. With over 40 years of experience in complex commercial litigation, John is highly regarded among clients and colleagues for his successful practice. He has handled numerous cases before state and federal courts and administrative agencies...

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Kristen Rosati Moderates Panel on AI Governance in Health Care

As artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly utilized by the health care industry, new legal challenges are emerging. The American Health Law Association (AHLA) invited Partner Kristen Rosati to their Chicago conference to moderate a panel discussion exploring the governance structures needed to handle the complexities of AI in health care. Kristen’s opening remarks spoke to how AI’s growing presence is contributing to a fundamental shift in health care. She noted how easily organizations can get swept off their feet by the hype around AI applications. Health care organizations’ aim should not be the adoption of AI, but rather adopting AI in particular use cases to achieve progress in better patient care, improved population health, reduced cost of care, and better patient and clinician experience. Kristen and the...

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Kristen Rosati Talks Data Strategy for Digital Health Companies at the American Telemedicine Association Annual Meeting

“Big Data” attorney Kristen Rosati spoke on a panel at the American Telemedicine Association’s Annual Conference, Nexus, on the pros and cons of moving direct-to-consumer functions within the HIPAA-regulated functions of a company. In the presentation, “The Cutting Edge of Digital Health Privacy Law,” Kristen spoke to the big shift in digital health companies’ approach to HIPAA compliance. While many digital health companies tried to avoid HIPAA in the past, the explosion of state consumer data privacy laws have started to change that calculus because all state laws to date have HIPAA exemptions. Kristen explained that complying with HIPAA reduces the complexity of compliance processes, and offers exemption from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) health breach reporting rule, which has more stringent reporting obligations than HIPAA. Kristen...

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