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

Kristen Rosati on Planning Committee for National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine Workshop on Data Sharing

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine invited Kristen Rosati to be on the planning committee for “Changing the Culture of Data Management and Sharing – a Workshop.” Kristen also moderated and spoke at a panel regarding legal barriers to data sharing and how to resolve them. The two-day virtual workshop explored challenges and opportunities for researchers, institutions and funders in establishing data management and sharing practices under the National Institute of Health’s new Data Management and Sharing Policy. Kristen’s presentation examined the legal and ethical issues that may prevent large-scale data sharing, including evolving laws on de-identification of health data. Kristen is considered one of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys. She offers deep experience in data sharing for research and clinical...

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

Melissa Soliz Educates ASU HCCR Students About Information Blocking Compliance

As part of its Guest Speaker Series, Arizona State University’s Health Care Compliance and Regulations (HCCR) program invited Melissa Soliz to present on the Information Blocking Rule. During the virtual presentation, she helped students and faculty understand this complex piece of legislation, including how health care providers can remain compliant. Mel’s presentation included: Background on the Information Blocking Rule, as well as enforcement structure and compliance deadlines Practices that implicate the prohibition on information blocking Exceptions to the rule (safe harbors) How to implement compliance ASU’s HCCR program is the nation’s first accredited compliance and regulations undergraduate program. With extensive experience in regulatory health law, data privacy and patient access laws, Mel has presented on the Information Blocking Rule numerous times. Most recently, she shared her expertise at...

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

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

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

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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