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October 28, 2014 @ 7:30 am - 11:30 amFREE
HIPAA can be very challenging to interpret, understand and comply with. We’d like to help. We’re hosting a morning HIPAA seminar for area health care & insurance providers on all things HIPAA. Presenters consist of area experts in the field of law, healthcare and technology. You’ll leave this seminar with the foundation to implement and/or improve HIPAA regulations in your office.
Considering everyone’s busy schedule, HIPAAFEST will take place the morning of Tuesday, October 28, and will conclude by lunchtime. It will include a variety of education to get you headed in the right direction. This is a free, invitation-only seminar for healthcare providers, businesses and insurance professionals required to comply with HIPAA. Topics of presentations include HIPAA security, privacy, breach notification, and technology. Attendees will leave the seminar with the foundation to implement and/or improve their HIPAA regulations within their respective offices. Individuals with little or vast knowledge of HIPAA will benefit from the materials presented. Seats are limited, so register early.
Meet our speakers:
Donn H. Herring, Partner – Lathrop & Gage LLP
Mr. Herring is a member in the firm’s healthcare practice area. He advises healthcare clients including hospitals, physicians, federally qualified health centers, home health providers, durable medical equipment companies and nursing homes, on the full range of regulatory and business issues. He practices extensively in the areas of healthcare mergers and acquisitions (including physician/hospital joint ventures), physician integration (including physician practice acquisition, co-management arrangements and gainsharing arrangements), provider network development (including independent provider associations and physician hospital organizations), voluntary compliance program development, implementation and auditing, HIPAA compliance program development and implementation, certificate of need and managed care contracting.
Mr. Herring is also a part of the firm’s charitable organizations practice group. In this area, Mr. Herring advises 501(c)(3) public charities on the full range of legal issues, including organizational issues (structuring/restructuring, expansion, mergers, consolidations, and governance), tax issues (application for federal and state tax exemptions), employment issues (executive compensation) and regulatory issues. Mr. Herring currently represents a wide range of 501(c)(3) public charities, including religious organizations, educational organizations, arts organizations, healthcare organizations and human welfare/economic development organizations, operating both within the United States and internationally.
Mr. Herring is the former Director, Legal Services for BJC Health Care. At BJC Mr. Herring served as primary legal counsel for Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Boone Hospital Center, Alton Memorial Hospital and Parkland Health Center. He also served as primary legal counsel for BJC Medical Group. In that role he provided legal advice and direction in connection with the acquisition of medical practices and the employment of physicians.
Mr. Herring also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at the Saint Louis University School of Law’s Center for Health Law Studies from 1998-2005, where he taught a class in “Health Care Fraud and Abuse.” Mr. Herring also served as an Instructor at the Washington University School of Medicine’s Masters in Health Administration Program from 2001-2003, where he taught “Health Law.”
Stacy N. Harper, MHSA, CPC – Lathrop & Gage LLP
Ms. Harper’s practice focuses on regulatory compliance and healthcare reimbursement. She assists healthcare providers in navigating Medicare participation and payment requirements, Stark, Anti-Kickback, HIPAA and state privacy and licensure laws. Regulatory requirements can vary depending on whether the organization is an acute care or critical access hospital, physician practice, ambulatory surgery center, independent diagnostic testing facility, community mental health center, or business that contracts with healthcare providers and Ms. Harper offers experience working with each variation.
Ms. Harper previously served as a physician practice office manager and compliance officer. She is a certified professional coder with first-hand knowledge of the legal and practical reimbursement structures for government and private payors. Ms. Harper assists providers in developing and implementing effective corporate compliance programs. She has experience resolving payment discrepancies with third party payors, whether through self-disclosure of discovered overpayments, appeal of RAC and other audits, or enforcement of contractual payment terms.
Ms. Harper is also a member of the firm’s Digital Privacy and Data Protection group. She regularly counsels clients regarding investigation and resolution of data breaches, including provision of notice to necessary parties and response to Office for Civil Rights and other regulatory agency investigations. Ms. Harper develops customized privacy, security and data breach response programs for healthcare providers, health plans, business associates and other entities. In addition to policy and procedures, development of these programs frequently involve performance of a comprehensive security risk assessment and analysis of security measures and structure available to manage compliance risks.
In April 2013, Ms. Harper was selected to serve on the National Advisory Board of the American Academy of Professional Coders. The Board is responsible for advising AAPC leadership and its over 120,000 members on coding issues and trends while supporting and promoting the coding profession. Ms. Harper is a national lecturer and author on topics relating to healthcare regulations, data privacy and security, and medical coding.