At the Missouri Society of Healthcare Attorneys annual meeting in November, Spencer Fane attorney Stacy Harper provided insight to attorneys for healthcare providers regarding when they can and cannot disclose protected health information to business associates. Topics included risk analysis, responses to violations or breaches, and the questions attorneys need to ask themselves to determine whether or not a vendor is an “associate.”
Stacy also spoke in November at the Minnesota AAPC conference to medical billing and coding professionals, about compliance, individual accountability, and coder ethics. In this presentation, she discussed key laws related to medical coding, the role of the coder, the Yates Memo providing guidance regarding investigations of corporate misconduct, and the rights of the coder.
Stacy Harper counsels healthcare organizations on regulatory compliance reimbursement and data security issues. She assesses risks and develops plans for healthcare providers, health plans, employer sponsors of self-insured health plans, and other businesses to coordinate data privacy, data security, and data breach response in accordance with HIPAA, HITECH, and state data laws.
AAPC is the world’s largest training and credentialing organization for the business of healthcare, with more than 170,000 members worldwide who work in medical coding, medical billing, clinical documentation improvement, medical auditing, healthcare compliance, revenue cycle management, and practice management.
The Missouri Society of Health Care Attorneys promotes high standards of professional ethics, education and effectiveness in the area of legal services to health care providers, contractors and related entities, through the exchange of information among health care attorneys and among hospital administrators, and furthering the professional and technical development of health care attorneys.