IBR Enforcement is Here: Melissa Soliz and Ben Yeager Provide Insights into Enforcement Rules in Newest Brief

Are you ready for IBR enforcement? In the latest Coppersmith Brief, Mel Soliz and Ben Yeager lay out the information blocking enforcement landscape for health care providers under the Proposed HHS Disincentives Rule and for health IT developers and HIN/HIEs under the Final OIG CMP Rule.   The Brief outlines two key rule changes:  The Office of the Inspector General finalized the OIG CMP Rule & began enforcement against health IT developers and health information networks/exchanges. Those who have committed information blocking face penalties up to $1 million per violation. The new HHS Disincentives regulation proposal outlines penalties for healthcare providers who have committed information blocking. If participating in certain Medicare programs, providers could face disincentives.  Those not participating have delayed enforcement pending further rule making....

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Melissa Soliz Updates Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys on Changes to Data Rules

Following a consequential year for health privacy and data rules, Mel Soliz updated the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys about the upcoming changes to health data and privacy at a webinar. During the webinar “Got Data? : How the Health Data Rules are Changing,” Mel presented alongside Joanne Charles, principal corporate counsel, privacy and regulatory counsel at Microsoft, and Elliot Golding, a partner at Squire Patton Boggs. Together they covered HIPAA’s COVID-19 guidance, Information Blocking/Interoperability, 42 CFR Part 2, and the interplay between different state laws. Mel is frequently consulted for her deep knowledge of information blocking. She works closely with community health information exchanges, health care providers, and health plans to understand and create compliance programs for the Information Blocking Rule, as well as the CMS...

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

Mel Soliz Presents on Information Blocking Rule Compliance at Health Current Summit

After enforcement on the Information Blocking Rule (IBR) began earlier this year, Melissa Soliz educated healthcare providers at a recent Health Current Summit on how to comply. In “Information Blocking Update: What Health Care Providers Need to Know,” Mel reviews what constitutes information blocking and what safe harbors are available to health care providers. Health Current is Arizona’s primary resource for healthcare information technology and exchange, bringing together communities and information across Arizona. The organization helps more than 3,000 Arizona providers use information technology to improve people’s lives. Mel is frequently consulted for her knowledge related on the IBR. Community health information exchanges, health care providers, and health plans turn to her for help in compliance with IBR and other regulations. Moreover, Mel is active in state and federal...

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