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Upcoming Legal Topics: EMTALA, 21st Century Cures Act, and HIPAA Basics

​COPIC’s Legal Insights seminars are designed for physicians, advanced practice providers, practice and facility administrators, and others on your staff who would benefit from practical guidance on complex legal topics. Led by experienced attorneys from COPIC’s Legal team, these one-hour seminars are an opportunity for you to gain valuable knowledge. Each one will focus on a specific topic, including EMTALA, 21st Century Cures Act, and HIPAA Basics.

EMTALA: Common Pitfalls and Compliance Issues
Presented by Jean Martin, M.D., J.D.

Wed., July 13, noon-1pm (Mountain time)

Are you complying with EMTALA requirements? How do you define an “emergency medical condition?” Responsibilities under EMTALA can be complex and it is important to understand the obligations that apply. Learn what you need to know and the actions to take in order to comply with EMTALA.

Takeaways:
• Outline a hospital’s duty to patients requesting examination or treatment for a medical condition.
• Recognize the obligations of the on-call staff.
• Create policies and procedures to ensure that the hospital and medical staff meet EMTALA requirements.

​​​​​The 21st Century Cures Act: Access to Medical Records
Presented by Dean McConnell, J.D.

Wed., August 10, noon-1pm (Mountain time)

​​​​The Information Blocking Rule creates a paradigm shift on how medical professionals are required to respond to requests for copies of medical and billing records from patients, health care providers, and others who should have access. This seminar will review the requirements of the new rule, discuss potential trouble areas, and highlight ways to maintain compliance.

Takeaways:
• Demonstrate and review obligations of clinicians and non-clinicians to patients under the Cures Act statutes and regulations.
• Discuss recent changes, modifications, and updates to the privacy and security protections for health information established under the Cures Act.
• Highlight key areas to ensure all those who care for patients are complying with the Cures Act.
• Illustrate and identify examples and issues where violations may occur.

HIPAA Basics: What Every Provider Should Know and Understand
Presented by Dean McConnell, J.D.

Wed., September 14, noon-1pm (Mountain time)

Dive into the world of HIPAA rules and regulations and learn how to prevent violations and errors. This is a great program for training and annual review education.

Takeaways:
• Define the basic outline of the administrative simplification rules.
• Recognize basic terms and concepts associated with the HIPAA privacy, security, and breach notification regulations.
• Reevaluate your compliance process in relation to interpretation of guidelines.
• Identify new rules and regulations from the federal government.

Attendees can register by clicking on the Zoom link below.

https://copic.zoom.us/j/7208586131
Meeting ID: 720 858 6131

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These online seminars are free-of-charge. Participants will earn 1 CME credit and 1 COPIC point for each.

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