In what is being seen as a strong rebuke to years of regulatory overreach, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia entered an order on January 23, 2020 that invalidates provisions of the 2013 Omnibus Rule to the Health Information Portability and Accessibility Act (HIPAA) and the 2016 guidance issued by the United States Human Services Office (HHS) on the fees that may be assessed to patients for copies of medical records.
This presentation will engage attendees in an essential conversation regarding the recent court ruling on the misuse of patient-directed record requests. Attendees will take home advice on how to operationalize the new ruling, and learn how the ruling impacts provider organizations, third-party requesters and the health care industry in general.
April 13, 2020
AHIMA – 1.5 – Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
AAPC – 1.5 – Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security
Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, CHPC, SSGB
Vice President of Privacy, Compliance, and HIM Policy, MRO
In her role, Ms. Bowen ensures new and existing client HIM policies and procedures are to code. She has more than 40 years of HIM experience, holding a variety of HIM director and consulting roles. Bowen is an active member of AHIMA, having served as an AHIMA President/Chair and as a member of the Board of Directors, and the Council on Certification. She currently sits on the AHIMA Foundation Board of Directors.
Ms. Bowen has been honored with AHIMA’s Triumph Award in the mentor category and is also the recipient of the Distinguished Member Award from the Tennessee Health Information Management Association. She is an established author and speaker on HIM topics and has taught HIM studies at Chattanooga State and the University of Tennessee Memphis.
Danielle Wesley, Esq.
Vice President and General Counsel, MRO
In her role, Ms. Wesley oversees all legal and legislative initiatives. Before joining MRO, Wesley practiced law at Philadelphia-based Bennett, Bricklin and Saltzburg for 13 years. Prior to that, she worked at a health care law firm and a regional insurance defense firm. She received her bachelor’s from Franklin and Marshall College and her juris doctorate Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law. She has been a member of the bars of Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 2000.