Kristen Rosati’s AHLA & AzSHA Presentations Highlight 2020 Health Care Law Developments

Kristen Rosati’s AHLA & AzSHA Presentations Highlight 2020 Health Care Law Developments

At the annual American Health Law Association (AHLA) Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, Kristen Rosati educated industry professionals on the numerous legal developments 2020 brought to the health care industry. She also shared her “Year in Review” presentation at the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys’ (AzSHA) February meeting. During these presentations, Kristen focused on significant legal updates resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and a wave of regulations passed during the Trump Administration’s waning days. She provided health care lawyers with an overview of several topics related to the pandemic, including new legislation, the rapid rise of telemedicine, claims and developing immunity, and financial relief for providers and attendant risks. Her presentation also explored health care reform, including significant Supreme Court decisions and the status of the...

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

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

American Health Law Association invited Melissa Soliz to educate health care professionals on compliance with the Information Blocking Rule (IBR) at its virtual Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute Conference. With a regulatory health law practice focusing on compliance with data privacy and patient access laws, Mel has extensive knowledge on how IBR applies in real-world circumstances. The presentation, “Mother, MUST I? Compliance with the Information Blocking Regulations,” clarified the purpose of IBR and the fundamental shift in data strategy — health care providers must share electronic health information (EHI), unless an exception applies. Joined by Ammon Fillmore and Joshua Mast, Mel took attendees through an advanced discussion about how health care providers can implement compliance with IBR. Mel works closely with community health information exchanges, health care...

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

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

Navigating eligibility requirements, processing procedures, bylaws, exemptions, and other complexities of the 501(c)(3) application process can be challenging. In the National Business Institute (NBI) webinar, “501(c)(3) Organization Formation From Start to Finish,” Sam Coppersmith shares tips for advising nonprofit clients through the application process. Focusing on the onerous requirements for obtaining nonprofit designation from the IRS and how to identify problematic issues, Sam’s portion covers critical portions of the designation process, including: TCJA and other laws, rules, regs, and enforcement activities impacting nonprofitsEligibility requirements and classificationsEstablishing tax exempt status with the IRS 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...

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

Melissa Soliz and AHCCCS Help Health Care Attorneys Understand Interoperability Requirement for Health Plans

Presenting jointly with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) at the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys (AZSHA), Melissa Soliz unpacked the complex interoperability requirements facing CMS-regulated payers.   Mel explained the interoperability and patient access requirements for CMS-regulated payers, including the Patient Access Application Programming Interface (API), the Provider Directory API, and Payer-to-Payer Exchange. Mel also specified what hospitals need to know about Conditions of Participation (CoPs) e-notification requirements under the new rule. With a regulatory health law practice focusing on compliance with data privacy and patient access law (including the new Information Blocking Rule and CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule), Mel assists her clients in structuring real-world policies, programs and agreements to meet federal and state regulations. She regularly speaks in local...

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

Melissa Soliz Educates NALS of Phoenix on Data Privacy Best Practices

Because two-thirds of law firms have experienced a data breach, the National Association for Legal Professionals (NALS) of Phoenix invited Melissa Soliz to educate its members on how to avoid data breaches as well as the implications of cybersecurity, ethics and data privacy laws.   Law firms have a responsibility to understand the risks associated with using certain technologies and to safeguard sensitive information related to the representation of a client. Mel provided detail related to federal, state and international privacy laws, including HIPAA, 42 C.F.R. Part 2, Arizona state confidentiality laws, and California’s Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Mel’s regulatory health law practice focuses on compliance with data privacy and patient access laws (including the new Information Blocking Rule and CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final...

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

Mel Soliz with Health Current Educates the Maricopa County Public Defenders Office and Judicial System on Health Information Privacy Laws

Regulations including HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2 and Arizona-specific confidentiality laws all play a role in how sensitive and private health information may be used and disclosed to law enforcement and the judicial system. Melissa Soliz, in partnership with Health Current, provided an overview of these laws, scenarios in which they come into play, and additional resources to the Maricopa County Public Defenders’ Office and others who work in Arizona’s judicial system. Mel’s regulatory health law practice focuses on compliance with data privacy and patient access laws (including the new Information Blocking Rule and the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access final rule), assisting her clients in structuring real-world policies, programs and agreements to meet national and international regulation. She regularly speaks in local and national forums...

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