The Eagle Has Landed: Mel Soliz & Katherine Hyde Provide Insights on How the CARES Act Final Rule is Changing 42 CFR Part 2 Compliance in Newest Brief

The CARES Act Final Rule changes to 42 CFR Part 2 (Part 2) is effective today, April 16. On Feb. 16, 2024, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR), published the final rule modifying 42 CFR Part 2 to implement Section 3221 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (the “CARES Act Final Rule”). The compliance deadline is Feb. 16, 2026, but early voluntary compliance any time after the April 16 effective date is permitted. In the newest Coppersmith Brief, Attorneys Mel Soliz and Katherine Hyde summarize the most significant Part 2 rule changes and put those changes into context for health care providers, health...

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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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Attorneys Sam Coppersmith, Karen Owens, and Mel Soliz

PHOENIX Magazine Recognizes 3 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys as Top Lawyers

Polling State Bar of Arizona members for their recommendations on the Valley’s most outstanding attorneys, PHOENIX Magazine selected Sam Coppersmith, Karen Owens, and Mel Soliz for its 2023 Top Lawyers list. Well known for his work in business and transactional issues, Sam helps clients navigate a variety of business organizations, governance, and compliance related matters. He has nearly four decades of experience assisting both local and national businesses and nonprofits, as well as individuals and small businesses. Sam also offers clients the extensive political and governmental experience he gained as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives — where he served on the Transportation and Science committees, the Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party, and as a member of numerous state and local boards and...

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Best Lawyers® Recognizes 15 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys and 2 Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers® has not only recognized 15 of our 22 attorneys for exceptional work in 17 categories, but also named Kent Brockelman “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation — Labor & Employment and Andy Gordon “Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation — Health Care and Litigation — Antitrust. The Best Lawyers in America© is the longest-running peer-review publication in the legal profession. Each year, Best Lawyers conducts comprehensive surveys of tens of thousands of lawyers who confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Based on the results of these surveys, the publication designates the year’s leading lawyers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The Coppersmith Brockelman attorneys recognized in the 2024 edition are: 2024 Best Lawyers Michael Aguirre: Corporate Law (2024) Keith Beauchamp: Bet-the-Company Litigation (2024),...

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Thought Leader Mel Soliz Tapped by AzHIMA and The Health Management Academy to Share Latest Insights on Changes in Health Information Interoperability and Privacy

Accessing health information is becoming increasingly more common through electronic means and devices like patient portals and third-party applications, but it brings with it concerns regarding privacy, security, and the potential misuse of sensitive medical data. Mel Soliz — Partner and leader of the firm’s interoperability practice — delivered a series of presentations in June at the Arizona Health Information Management Association (AzHIMA) Annual Conference in Phoenix and The Health Management Academy Conference in Chicago. The topics focused on federal efforts to increase interoperability and how those efforts affect information sharing, including developments in electronic health information data policies, information blocking, the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA), and the use and disclosure of minor health information in compliance with state and federal data laws...

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Eight of our lawyers are recognized in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA

Chambers USA Recognizes Coppersmith Brockelman in 2023 Legal Rankings

We are proud to announce eight of our lawyers are recognized in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA. The annual guide to the nation’s leading attorneys and law firms also ranked our attorneys for their expertise in Labor & Employment, Litigation: General Commercial, and Healthcare practice areas. 2023 Chambers USA nationally recognized attorneys: Kristen Rosati, Privacy & Data Security: Healthcare Individual attorneys recognized for their expertise in Arizona: Keith Beauchamp, Litigation: General Commercial Kent Brockelman, Labor & Employment Jill Chasson, Labor & Employment John DeWulf, Litigation: General Commercial Erin Dunlap, Healthcare Karen Owens, Healthcare Kristen Rosati, Healthcare Mel Soliz, Healthcare “We are enormously proud of the attorneys and practice groups who have been honored this year, and of the entire firm for working tirelessly to provide our clients...

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