Mel Soliz BCBS

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

Mel Soliz Educates AzHIMA Health Care Providers on New Industry Rules

The Arizona Health Information Management Association (AzHIMA) invited Melissa Soliz to present during live and pre-recorded sessions during their Virtual Annual Conference to help health care professionals and organizations navigate new legal requirements in the industry. Mel provided expertise regarding The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC) Information Blocking Rule and the Patient Access Final Rule.   During the Nov. 4 live session, Mel covered practices likely to interfere with the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information. She clarified who is required to comply with the Information Blocking Final Rule, exceptions for practices that may implicate the information blocking prohibition, and how the rule will be enforced across the industry. During the pre-recorded session, Mel explored Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

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