Sam Coppersmith’s Upcoming Webinar Guides National Business Institute Members Through Nonprofit Formation

Difficult forms and procedures can make attaining nonprofit status intimidating, so the National Business Institute (NBI) asked Sam Coppersmith to help interested attorneys, paralegals, and accountants find their way. In the one-day webinar on Oct. 27, “501(c)(3) Organization and Formation From Start to Finish,” Sam is one of three lawyers who will explain: Form changes and new rules Nonprofit governance pitfalls and best practices Formation documents and application steps Eligibility requirements and classifications Establishing tax-exempt status with the IRS Sam has more than three decades of experience assisting local and national businesses, nonprofit entities, and individuals. A regular speaker for NBI, he covers a range of nonprofit-related topics including private foundations, tax-exempt organizations, and serving on a nonprofit board. Learn more about Sam’s webinar here (use Code FSPN50...

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Karen Owens Reappointed to Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys Board of Directors

Karen Owens Provides AzSHA with Affordable Care Act Anti-Sex Discrimination Overview

Karen Owens spoke at an Arizona Society for Healthcare Attorneys (AzSHA) meeting about the sex discrimination prohibitions in Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act. Co-presenting with Trent Stechschulte, general counsel and compliance officer of Equitas Health in Ohio, Karen addressed the history and current status of Section 1557, along with major court decisions and practical realities for providers. Karen, who serves on the AzSHA Board of Directors, represents health care systems, hospitals, clinics, and other providers in a variety of matters including quality management, medical staff credentialing and peer review, medical staff structures, bylaws and confidentiality, as well as National Practitioner Data Bank, state professional board, and other government reporting. Review the full program summary here....

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Kristen Rosati Reviews a Year of Health Law Updates for AHLA’s Annual Meeting

Kristen Rosati Educates National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine about Patient Rights and Data Privacy

Looking to help oncology workshop attendees understand updates to patient privacy and data rights, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine turned to prominent “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorney Kristen Rosati. Kristen spoke during the two-day event: “Opportunities and Challenges for Using Digital Health Applications in Oncology: A Workshop.” Her presentation, “Legal Considerations – Patient Privacy and Data Security,” focused on ethical, security, governance, and payment issues with digital health applications and taught attendees about patients’ right of access to health information and new information blocking and interoperability rules. 2021 The Best Lawyers in America© and Phoenix Health Care “Lawyer of the Year,” Kristen has deep experience in data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives, health information exchange, and clinical research privacy. She is...

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Kristen Rosati Reviews a Year of Health Law Updates for AHLA’s Annual Meeting

Kristen Rosati Reviews a Year of Health Law Updates for AHLA’s Annual Meeting

Although health care lawyers are used to a quickly changing regulatory landscape, the past year was exceptional. At the American Health Law Association’s (AHLA) Annual Meeting, Kristen Rosati outlined the field’s most important developments and impacts. A past president of AHLA, recently elected Fellow and nationally recognized leader in health information privacy and security, Kristen covered a variety of topics during the presentation, including: The Biden Administration’s efforts to enforce and expand the Affordable Care Act Groundbreaking Supreme Court decisions on health care reform COVID-related legislation and claims Information blocking and interoperability HIPAA enforcement and data breaches NIH conflicts of interest and foreign influence Drug pricing developments Kristen has served in numerous leadership positions, including president of AHLA from 2013-2014. She is also considered one of the...

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ASU College of Health Solutions Lauds Mel Soliz’s Contributions to MDC Advisory Board

Melissa Soliz Educates American Bar Association on Changes to Health Privacy & Data Rules

The health data landscape is rapidly changing, and Melissa Soliz recently helped members of the American Bar Association’s health law and science and technology law sections understand recent and upcoming developments. During the webinar, Mel focused on the status of CMS and ONC final rules on information blocking and interoperability as well as recent and upcoming modifications to the 42 CFR Part 2 rules governing substance use disorder information. This includes major changes that will, in specific cases, align Part 2 data sharing rules more closely to HIPAA. With extensive experience in regulatory health law, data privacy and patient access laws, Mel has educated numerous organizations about the Information Blocking Rule (IBR). Most recently, she shared her expertise during the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative’s (SHIEC) webinar...

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Melissa Soliz Discusses Information Blocking in SHIEC Webinar Series

Melissa Soliz Discusses Information Blocking in SHIEC Webinar Series

When the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) planned its “Understanding IBR Compliance for HIN/HIEs” webinar series, it turned to Melissa Soliz for help in educating HIN/HIEs on the new “no information blocking” requirements. With extensive experience in regulatory health law, data privacy and patient access laws, Mel has presented on the Information Blocking Rule (IBR) to numerous organizations. Most recently, she shared her expertise with ASU’s HCCR program. She works closely with community health information exchanges, health care providers and health plans to understand and create compliance programs with the IBR and the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule....

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