Melissa Soliz Educates American Bar Association on Changes to Health Privacy & Data Rules

Melissa Soliz Educates American Bar Association on Changes to Health Privacy & Data Rules

The health data landscape is rapidly changing, and Melissa Soliz recently helped members of the American Bar Association’s health law and science and technology law sections understand recent and upcoming developments. During the webinar, Mel focused on the status of CMS and ONC final rules on information blocking and interoperability as well as recent and upcoming modifications to the 42 CFR Part 2 rules governing substance use disorder information. This includes major changes that will, in specific cases, align Part 2 data sharing rules more closely to HIPAA. With extensive experience in regulatory health law, data privacy and patient access laws, Mel has educated numerous organizations about the Information Blocking Rule (IBR). Most recently, she shared her expertise during the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative’s (SHIEC) webinar...

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Melissa Soliz Discusses Information Blocking in SHIEC Webinar Series

Melissa Soliz Discusses Information Blocking in SHIEC Webinar Series

When the Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC) planned its “Understanding IBR Compliance for HIN/HIEs” webinar series, it turned to Melissa Soliz for help in educating HIN/HIEs on the new “no information blocking” requirements. With extensive experience in regulatory health law, data privacy and patient access laws, Mel has presented on the Information Blocking Rule (IBR) to numerous organizations. Most recently, she shared her expertise with ASU’s HCCR program. She works closely with community health information exchanges, health care providers and health plans to understand and create compliance programs with the IBR and the CMS Interoperability and Patient Access Final Rule....

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Melissa Soliz Educates American Bar Association on Changes to Health Privacy & Data Rules

Melissa Soliz Updates AHLA Members on Information Blocking Rule Compliance

With deep knowledge of regulatory health law, Melissa Soliz co-wrote an in-depth member briefing on Information Blocking Rule (IBR) compliance for the American Health Law Association’s (AHLA) professional audience. The article is particularly timely, as compliance enforcement began in April. An invaluable resource for health care attorneys, the briefing provides extensive detail on what the IBR is, who is affected by this regulation, electronic health information implicated by the IBR, practices that implicate the IBR and information blocking exceptions (safe harbors). The briefing also includes how health care providers, health information networks and health IT developers can approach compliance. Co-writers and attorneys Ammon Filmore and Josh Mast offered additional expertise. Mel is frequently consulted for her knowledge related to the IBR; in fact, she presented on the...

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Melissa Soliz Educates American Bar Association on Changes to Health Privacy & Data Rules

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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Melissa Soliz Educates American Bar Association on Changes to Health Privacy & Data Rules

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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Melissa Soliz Elected President of the Arizona Society for Healthcare Attorneys

Melissa Soliz Elected President of the Arizona Society for Healthcare Attorneys

Fellow Arizona Society for Healthcare Attorneys (AzSHA) Board members recently elected Melissa Soliz as the new President. AzSHA is the central hub for health care attorneys in the state to exchange information and ideas. An active AzSHA member since 2015, Mel joined the Board of Directors in 2018. She frequently presents at the society’s seminars, educating her peers on relevant topics such as compliance with privacy, security and patient access laws, including the new ONC Information Blocking Rule and CMS Interoperability Final Rule requirements. Mel is an emerging leader in the world of health care law. The Phoenix Business Journal recognized her as a Rising Star in Law for her contributions to the legal community. She is also included among The Best Lawyers in America© for health...

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