This intermediate level session covers changes to 42 CFR Part 2 from both March of 2017 and January 2018. These changes have an impact on the privacy and security of both federally funded programs and those entities possessing substance user disorder records. Specifically addressing processing release of information requests, Notice of Privacy Practices, accounting of disclosures, authorization requirements, and access to PHI for research purposes.
1.0 – External Forces
Chrisann Lemery, MSE, RHIA, CHPS, FAHIMA and Kerry Wolford, RHIA, CHPS
Chrisann Lemery, RHIA, CHPS, FAHIMA is Director of Compliance and Audit for MercyCare Insurance Company in Janesville, Wisconsin. She is the WHIMA representative on the HIPAA Collaborative of Wisconsin Board. In 2017, she served as the AHIMA Speaker of the House of Delegates. Chrisann served on the AHIMA Board as a director from 2010 to 2012 and in 2017as Speaker. She is past president of WHIMA and the recipient of the WHIMA Distinguished Service, Distinguished Member, and Outstanding Educator awards.
Kerry Wolford, RHIA, CHPS
Kerry Wolford serves as the Director of Record Compliance and Privacy Officer for Hospital Sisters Health System Eastern Wisconsin Division (HSHS EWD). EWD is comprised of 3 acute hospitals, a rural health hospital, clinics, retail pharmacies, behavioral care, substance use disorder clinics and adolescent inpatient services. Kerry is an active member of WHIMA Policy and Legislative Team, previously served on WHIMA Board of Directors, multiple WHIMA teams as co-leader or member and presenter at WHIMA’s ROI Workshops.