HIPAA Privacy Rule Proposed Changes: Hot Topics
Recording of a 90-minute CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will guide healthcare counsel through key proposed changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The panel will discuss how these changes potentially will impact healthcare providers and others in the healthcare industry.
- Overview and status of the rulemaking
- Individual right to access, including identity verification
- Care coordination and case management—including the minimum necessary exception and disclosures to community-based entities that are not healthcare providers
- Criteria for permissibly disclosing PHI – good faith belief, risk of harm standard
- Notice of privacy practices
- Disclosures for telecommunications relay services, Armed Forces, and other changes
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How do the proposed changes impact individual access rights under HIPAA?
- What new flexibilities and burdens can covered entities and business associates expect under the rulemaking?
- What changes to policies, procedures, and forms will covered entities and business associates need to make?
Adam H. Greene
Davis Wright Tremaine
Mr. Greene specializes in health information privacy and security laws, using his experience as a former regulator to... | Read More
Mr. Greene specializes in health information privacy and security laws, using his experience as a former regulator to help clients understand how they can permissibly leverage their health data, bring their information security programs into compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule, and respond to potential breach incidents. Mr. Greene works with healthcare providers, health plans, cloud services providers, health IT companies, and financial institutions to navigate HIPAA and the patchwork of other federal and state health information laws. His work ranges from applying health information laws to new technologies, such as AI and machine learning, to working with organizations to analyze complex privacy and security incidents involving health data under federal and state breach notification laws. Before joining the firm, Mr. Greene worked on HIPAA and the HITECH Act at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in its Office of General Counsel and Office for Civil Rights.Close
David E. Kopans
Mr. Kopans represents health care providers (HCPs), insurers, and other third parties with managed care contracting and... | Read More
Mr. Kopans represents health care providers (HCPs), insurers, and other third parties with managed care contracting and transactional and regulatory matters. He also represents accountable care organizations, clinically integrated networks, and similar provider networks with participation in value-based payment arrangements and government programs such as the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Mr. Kopans also advises clients in the health care and life sciences industries on transactional and regulatory matters related to health information privacy and security compliance under HIPAA and other state and federal laws. His clients include HCPs, insurers and other payers, life sciences companies, and digital health and telehealth companies offering mobile applications, online solutions, and data analytics.Close
Jo-Ellyn Sakowitz Klein
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Ms. Klein is a leading practitioner on privacy and data protection matters. She has focused on privacy and data... | Read More
Ms. Klein is a leading practitioner on privacy and data protection matters. She has focused on privacy and data protection law for almost 20 years. Ms. Klein devotes a substantial portion of her practice to assisting clients with issues arising under state and federal privacy, security and data breach notification laws and regulations. These include the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH), Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, and myriad state privacy, security and breach notification laws. She assists clients in navigating the intersection between federal privacy and data protection laws and state regimes such as the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), California Confidentiality of Medical Information Act (CMIA), the New York Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act) and the Nevada Privacy of Information Collected on the Internet from Consumers Act, as amended by Nevada Senate Bill 220 (NPICICA). Ms. Klein has examined privacy and data protection issues arising in settings ranging from hospitals to professional sports to the medical device industry to the telecommunications industry.Close