ORHIMA | Government Reporting Requirements

How to Communicate with Government Agencies


When the need arises and you need to communicate with a state or federal agency it is important to know what you need to do to meet government mandates and what you do not need to share with state or federal agencies.  Your expert panel will address questions about mandatory reporter requirements and generally dealing with the government when it comes to HIPAA, Oregon law and 42 CFR Part 2.

Date Published:

December 11, 2020


1.0 – Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy and Security


Chris Apgar, CISSP, C|CISO

Chris Apgar, CISSP, CEO and President of Apgar & Associates, LLC, is a nationally recognized information security, privacy, national identifier, HIPAA & electronic health information exchange expert. He has over 16 years of experience assisting health care organizations comply with HIPAA, HITECH and other privacy and security regulations. Mr. Apgar also has assisted healthcare, utilities and financial organizations implement privacy and security safeguards to protect against organizational harm and harm to consumers.

Mr. Apgar served as a member of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange Board of Directors for eight years. Mr. Apgar served as the chair of the Oregon & SW Washington Healthcare, Privacy and Security Forum from 2000 to 2011. Mr. Apgar was a member of the California Office of Attorney General project team and the American Health Information Management Association Medical Identity Theft project team charged with developing educational material for health care providers, health plans and consumers regarding medical identity theft and prevention. He is also a member of the Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Advisory Commission. Apgar & Associate, LLC clients range from small to large health plans, providers, healthcare clearinghouses, vendors, non-profits, government agencies and health care associations. Mr. Apgar is also a nationally known speaker and author. Mr. Apgar is has been a Certified Information Systems Security Professional since 2002 and is a senior member of the Information Systems Security Association. His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and an Associates of Science degree in accounting. More information about Mr. Apgar and Apgar & Associates, LLC can be found at http://www.apgarandassoc.com.


Kelly T. Hagan, JD

KELLY T. HAGAN is a shareholder in the Portland, Oregon office of Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, P.C.  Mr. Hagan’s practice focuses on transactions and regulatory advice in the health care sector, including state and federal fraud and abuse laws, healthcare information privacy and security, health care antitrust compliance, health care joint ventures, physician contracting, and medical staff disputes. A graduate of Stanford University in 1975, Mr. Hagan obtained his law degree from the University of Oregon in 1978.  Mr. Hagan is a past-Chair of the Health Law Section of the Oregon State Bar and the Oregon State Bar’s Joint Committee on the Medical Profession.  Mr. Hagan also is a past-president of the Multnomah Bar Association.  He is a frequent writer and speaker on issues related to health care regulatory compliance, and has lectured on related topics at the University of Oregon School of Law and Oregon Health and Sciences University.  Mr. Hagan is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for health care law.

Mark A. Bonanno, JD, MPH

MARK BONANNO, JD, MPH is General Counsel and Vice President of Health Policy for the Oregon Medical Association. Prior to serving as in-house counsel, he enjoyed twenty years of private practice as an advocate for health care professionals and brought with him a dedicated interest in health care policy. In 2000, Mr. Bonanno founded the law firm Healthlawoffice.com to specialize in problem solving and regulatory guidance for health care companies and individual health care professionals. He remains of counsel to the firm.

Mr. Bonanno received his law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School and his graduate degree in public health from Boston University. He served as an adjunct professor of health law in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University for twelve years, and served terms as chair of the health law section of the Oregon State Bar and the Multnomah Bar Association group insurance committee. In 2014, he completed a three-year tenure as Chair of the 2,400-member Fraud and Abuse Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association. In that year, he was honored to receive the AHLA’s Patricia Meador Leadership Award. In 2015, Mark was appointed to the AHLA Board of Directors and reappointed for a second term in 2018. He is licensed in the District of Columbia, Oregon, and Washington.

Julia Huddleston, CIPP/US, CIPM, CCSFP

Julia Huddleston holds the designations of Certified Information Privacy Manager, Certified Information Privacy Professional, and Certified (HITRUST) CSF Practitioner.  She works with clients on privacy related issues related to federal laws like HIPAA, 42 CFR Pt. 2 and FERPA, as well as state law (CCPA) and international lw like GDPR and PIPEDA.  She also provides guidance around certification readiness, compliance assessments, security risk analysis and policy and procedure review and implementation.

Julia joined Apgar & Associates, is September 2010, after nearly 25 years of state government management.  During that time, her career revolved around the systems and methods that state and federal governments use to determine how much to pay service providers, and she has expert knowledge of the finances of healthcare – particularly as related to Medicare and Medicaid.  A highly successful grant writer, she has successfully authored and designed multi-million grant programs through both the federal government and philanthropic foundations.

Selena Jarman Griffin, MSHIM, RHIA, CHPS

Selena Jarman Griffin is a North Carolina native and has been working in healthcare for over 18 years. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Medical Office Administration, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration/Healthcare Management and a Master of Science Degree in Health Information Management from the College of Saint Scholastica. She holds two AHIMA credentials; Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS). She currently works for a large national healthcare practice as a Compliance Manager focusing on HIPAA/Privacy, HIM and other healthcare compliance related matters.


OrHIMA/AHIMA Member – $15
Non-Member – $30


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