The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) governs how the personal health information of patients must be safeguarded by health care providers, insurers and their business associates “BAs.” Attorneys are frequently “Business Associates” of health care providers and insurers, sometimes unintentionally. Under HIPAA’s 2013 omnibus regulations, attorneys now have significant HIPAA compliance obligations.
If you as an attorney provide services to any “Covered Entity” under HIPAA, failure to comply with your HIPAA obligations can lead to very significant civil money penalties, professional misconduct
Christopher acts as outside general counsel for his business clients, and advises on corporate matters, finance (startup through private equity), equity and asset purchases, mergers and acquisitions, taxation of transactions, corporate and investor rights, technology issues, contracts, operational matters, employment issues, intellectual property rights, and licensing and regulatory compliance.
Christopher works with his professional and executive clients throughout their careers, advising on career strategies, employment contracts, equity rights, taxation of deferred compensation and equity, noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements, business and career exits, and disputes.
Christopher focuses on advising physicians and health care providers on employment, licensure, credentialing, regulatory compliance, responses to internal and government investigations, and practice purchases and sales.
Christopher provides wrap-around legal services to biotech, life sciences, and health care practices, advising not only on business and employment matters, but how to navigate the increasingly complex regulatory obligations they face, including HIPAA/HITECH, Stark and Anti-Kickback, FDA matters, OCR investigations, and more.
Christopher also represents business and individual clients in litigating commercial, business, and employment matters in trial, appellate court, and before federal and state agencies.
Christopher has been general counsel for a software and analytics company providing a blockchain SAAS solution to dispensers to comply with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act, handling corporate, licensing, finance, employment, and other matters.
Melanie Bork Graham, Esquire, is the Healthcare Practice Lead at The Ezold Law Firm, P.C. Melanie concentrates her practice on counseling health care providers and business associates. Melanie is currently a candidate for a Masters of Public Health at Thomas Jefferson University, writing her thesis on the exchange of super protected data in Pennsylvania, and is certified as a CIPP/US with the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”).
Melanie serves as Co-Chair to the Philadelphia Chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, a board director for White Horse Village, an accredited continuing care retirement community, on the Education committee the Pennsylvania Medical Management Association and formerly served on the Super Protected Data Committee of the Pennsylvania eHealth Partnership Authority.
Excellent presentation, might be the best one I have watched on Lawline.
The two attorneys presenting shared the material quite well
Speakers are very well versed in the topic and were easy to follow.
Great course by the speakers. I practice in this area and they were very good.
A lot of great content.
really enjoyed the 2 panel format and the longer course
One of the best presentations for a CLE I have had the pleasure to watch.
Excellent discussion of a seldom raised topic!
very complex issues
The narrators were extremely detailed as to how a HIPPA violation can and does happen. I also liked the fact that many bigger healthcare providers besides my family doctor made the "blacklist" for infractions.
2 expert approach was effective
Great presentation! Laid back, clear and informative.
Great discussion of a dense area - this was extremely helpful. I'd welcome other CLE by this team.
VERY GOOD MKRE BASIC INFO ON HIPAA AND PRIVACY OR PERHAPS SEPARATE COURSES WOULD BE APPRECIATED
Good information on how electronic footprints can expose privileged material to discovery.
Christopher and Melanie worked extremely well together. I enjoyed the way they shared the stage, rather than speak separately. Very interesting material presented in an engaging manner.
The presenters did a very good job of covering the important points of this complex topic.
Well organized for complex subject!
Very dense, but I’m glad I attended.
This was a helpful presentation but I will probably be watching again before taking action to review how we handle that data.
Great for my area of practice, learned some new things.
The lecturers worked very well together.
limited market, but extremely useful to firms concerned
Excellent, very knowledgeable presenters!
Both presenters very knowledgeable. Great overview.
These guys did a great job of making a dense topic enjoyable and understandable.
Good coverage of complex material.
Excellent program and overview of this complex topic. Great faculty.
the team of 2 presenters work well together. worthwhile CLE
Presenters crammed a lot of info and suggestions into their 90 minute program.
Very Informative presentation