Our attorneys have a wide range of practical experience in HIPAA compliance and implementation matters.  Members of our HIPAA Team have spoken extensively on HIPAA at state and national meetings, and are recognized as very knowledgeable in this complex area.  We have prepared a practical compendium of policies, forms, and communications for a national alliance of hospitals and a multistate provider of home health and hospice services.  We have educated and counseled governing boards, management and medical staffs of hospitals, long term care facilities, and physician practices on HIPAA requirements.  We also have provided legal direction and advice concerning a large number of HIPAA gap assessments.  Additionally, we have served as counsel to three state health information management associations and participate regularly in the activities of national organizations focusing on health information management and privacy issues.  We have significant experience in advising and defending our clients in the broader areas of health information management and patient confidentiality, and work regularly with clients who are implementing electronic health record systems.

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