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

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

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

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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Kristen Rosati Plans and Moderates AHLA Convener Session on AI in Healthcare

Kristen Rosati Plans and Moderates AHLA Convener Session on AI in Healthcare

On Nov. 2, the American Health Law Association (AHLA) gathered thought leaders from government and the health care industry for a virtual “convener” session to discuss the elements of developing and implementing a trusted framework for artificial intelligence in health care. Kristen Rosati served on the program planning committee and as a moderator for the session, which focused on data use, FDA regulation, liability, and transactional issues in AI. The primary perspectives and ideas from the discussion will be distilled in a white paper, which will be distributed among attendees, AHLA leaders, and the public. As one of the nation’s leading “Big Data” and HIPAA compliance attorneys, Kristen has extensive experience in data sharing for research and the development of artificial intelligence, as well as clinical integration,...

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Kristen Rosati Plans and Moderates AHLA Convener Session on AI in Healthcare

Kristen Rosati Discusses Compliance Considerations When Sharing Health Data

Looking to educate health system clients about how they can enable compliant data partnerships between hospitals and companies, healthcare data company OMNY turned to Kristen Rosati to address the changing landscape, legal considerations and opportunities for future innovation. Kristen, one of the nation’s leading HIPAA compliance attorneys, joined OMNY Chief Operating Officer Sunny Grewal for a virtual fireside chat highlighting some of the finer details of HIPAA compliance. The conversation disclosure requirements and a discussion of HIPAA Privacy Rule de-identification methods. She also discussed how healthcare systems can use data for innovation, while remaining compliant with HIPAA and other regulations. OMNY is among the leading healthcare data companies in the nation. Through its work with healthcare facilities and companies, the organization supports data-driven innovation to improve patient...

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