Handling HIPAA Breaches in Hospice
Includes a Live Event on 08/19/2020 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Hospice providers know they are covered entities under HIPAA but do not always know how to comply with HIPAA requirements or have the mechanisms in place to comply. This webinar will provide an overview of HIPAA requirements, and how they apply to hospice providers, including providing detailed information on compliance with the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. We will also address HIPAA compliance in the era of COVID-19 and recent governmental actions and waivers. We will conclude the presentation with strategies on identifying and mitigating HIPAA breaches and explain what your obligations are to report any HIPAA breaches.
Topics covered in this webinar include:
- Explaining the HIPAA Privacy Rule and HIPAA Security Rule and how they apply to hospice providers
- Clarifying HIPAA compliance and waivers in the era of COVID-19
- Strategies for identifying and mitigating HIPAA breaches
- Addressing the reporting requirements for HIPAA breaches
Rachel Hold-Weiss, RPA-C, JD
Rachel is a Partner in Arent Fox LLP’s New York office. She focuses her practice on health care regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters, particularly in the representation of post-acute care providers.
Rachel represents a variety of both nonprofit and for-profit health care providers, including hospices and palliative care programs, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, physicians, and physician practices. She advises clients undergoing federal and state audits and investigations, including those conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), the New York State Office of Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs). In addition, Rachel defends individual and institutional providers in fraud and abuse matters including claims of anti-kickback, self-referral, false claims, corporate practice of medicine, and fee splitting violations.
Rachel also assists clients with operational and transactional matters relating to certificate of need, facility licensure and professional licensing, Medicare and Medicaid survey and reimbursement issues, and health care privacy and security matters, as well as with the development and implementation of compliance programs and conducting compliance audits. She has represented national senior care companies, home health companies, and hospices in complex corporate restructurings, sales, and acquisitions.
Having previously served as in-house counsel to a home care company with operations in 11 states, Rachel has extensive knowledge of the industry that helps her find the best solutions for her clients. She was rated as one of the top up-and-coming health care attorneys in New York by Chambers USA and has also been rated by Legal 500 US as a national leader in the health care field. Rachel is a current member of the Board of Trustees of the Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York State (HPCANYS) and a past member of the regulatory committee of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). She is an active member of the NHPCO, the National Association for Homecare & Hospice, the Home Care Association of New York State, and the American Health Law Association.
Michele is an Associate in the Health Care group at Arent Fox LLP and advises clients on their health care transactional and regulatory matters. Michele counsels clients in the long term care and senior living industries on transactional matters, including development projects, acquisitions, and the structuring of joint venture, lease and management arrangements. Michele also advises long term care and senior living clients on operational issues, including licensure, transfer of operations, and regulatory compliance.
Michele also works with investors and other types of health care providers, including hospitals, home health agencies, hospices and physician practices, in their transactional and real estate matters, including formation and licensure, stock and asset purchase transactions, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions of health care facilities.
Michele advises long term care and senior living facilities, hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, laboratories and other health care providers regarding regulatory and corporate compliance, including state licensure, Medicare and Medicaid, federal and state fraud and abuse issues, physician self-referral, HIPAA, health privacy and security, and corporate practice of medicine.