This webinar shall review and discuss the Stage 2 Meaningful Use metrics and goals. We will discuss the timing and the standards that must be addressed by healthcare providers, including hospitals. We will also review the impact of Meaningful Use on the other regulatory changes that impact the hospitals and healthcare providers. This webinar will also review the new HIPAA Omnibus Rule and the requirements which became effective on March 26, 2013 and the compliance deadline is September 23, 2013.
Michele Person Madison is a partner in the firm’s Healthcare Practice, where she provides general legal advice to health systems in various regulatory and business matters. Ms. Madison also works with information technology companies and advises clients on compliance with regulations and industry standards. Ms. Madison has specific experience in negotiating contractual agreements between healthcare providers and service providers, interpreting and advising health systems on regulations applicable to the healthcare industry, and providing regulatory advice with a focus on Stark, Anti-Kickback and HIPAA. Ms. Madison also has key experience and expertise in Compliance programs. She provides advice for compliance with state and federal regulations and regularly drafts and negotiates agreements with hospitals, physicians, managed care organizations and ancillary service providers, as well as contractual agreements for vendors with an emphasis on information technology, purchasing and lease agreements. Ms. Madison also works with electronic medical record vendors and personal health record providers.
Ms. Madison is highly experienced in managing legal issues arising in hospitals, physician offices or integrated health systems including employment, investigations, risk management assessment and corporation management, and she provides legal education for health systems’ medical staff, management team and employees in these areas. She often facilitates and manages implementation of compliance plans for HIPAA privacy and security regulations, drafts and completes Certificate of Need applications and facilitates regulatory compliance, and provides oversight and guidance regarding medical staff governance and credentialing issues.