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Medical Records Law

Gain new insights in the latest changes to medical records law. Medical records law continues to evolve and the complexities of how your organization manages these sensitive records now will impact your legal liability later. The medical-legal implications of your medical records management practices are far reaching and potentially damaging to your organization. Proper records management strategy is only a small part of protecting your business from potentially damaging legal issues that will happen without understanding the full scope of what your responsibilities are as it pertains to HIPAA and patient’s rights. Not knowing does not protect your business from financial responsibility for damages. Purchase these reference materials will provide insights and examples of “what you must do” and “what you should never do” when handling this very sensitive subject matter. You Will Learn •Patient privacy – how you must handle this sensitive matter to stay within legal guidelines and protect your organization •Learn “Best Practices” for handling medical records •Understanding how to avoid common mistakes when handling medical records •Know what your responsibilities regarding medical records in Wyoming
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Health Information Privacy in Wyoming – Why It Matters
— Travis J. Kirchhefer
An Overview of the Battlefield: Health Records Laws at Play in Wyoming
— De Anna Greene
  • The Wyoming Hospital Records Act
  • State Law and Pre-Emption
  • HIPAA and HITECH
  • 45 CFR Part 2
Myths and Misconceptions: Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
— De Anna Greene and Travis J. Kirchhefer
  • Research Requests
  • Fully Compliant Authorizations
  • Who Really Are Business Associates
  • What Do I Do in the Event of a Breach
  • Disclosures to Public Health Authorities
How to Handle Medical Records: A Practitioner's Viewpoint
— John R. Hursh
  • Where to Look
  • How to Ensure Records Are Disclosed In-Tact
  • How to Spot Compromised Records and Spoliation
  • Effects on Patient Care
  • How Health Care Providers Can Ensure Accurate Records Are Kept
Consumer Protection and HITECH Enforcement
— Travis J. Kirchhefer
  • OCR Investigations
  • The Attorney General's Consumer Protection Authority
  • The Attorney General's HITECH Authority
  • Findings and Fines
Panel Discussion: Proper Uses and Disclosures of Medical Records in Wyoming
— De Anna Greene, John R. Hursh and Travis J. Kirchhefer
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Travis J. Kirchhefer – Moderator

Wyoming Attorney General

  • Assistant attorney general, Wyoming Attorney General’s Office
  • Practice areas include administrative law, arbitration and health care law emphasizing mental health, Medicaid, HIPAA and related areas
  • Frequently presents on health records privacy and security, including the Governor’s Roundtable on Children’s Mental Health and Starfish Awards in 2010 and First Annual Conference on Prescription Drug Abuse in 2009
  • Published in Wyoming Nurse Reporter, Vol 5, No. 1: An Overview of Permissive Disclosures Under HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2
  • J.D. degree, University of Wyoming, College of Law; B.A. degree, University of Wyoming, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Can be contacted at 307-777-6397 or [email protected]

De Anna Greene

Wyoming Department of Health

  • Compliance officer for the Wyoming Department of Health, and a disability consultant
  • Areas of expertise include international privacy and security standards and best practices to include HIPAA and HITECH, disability accommodations expert, direct care, health care operations, transitional care, and health care fraud and abuse
  • Presents on privacy and security laws and compliance, including the 2008 Rocky Mountain Architects Association Conference, 2006 Rocky Mountain College Association, and numerous conferences sponsored by Wyoming Department of Health
  • Published in the NADR Journal, Privacy and One-Stop Shops, and the Journal of Music Therapy, Color and Music’s Impact on Emotions and writer of A Systematic Approach to Career Decision Making
  • Certified information privacy professional, CIPP/IT, CIPP/G (government specialization), member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and IAPP Government Certification Advisory Board member
  • Graduate work in rehabilitation counseling, Montana State University; internship, Mercy Hospital, Williston, North Dakota; B.A. degree in music therapy, performance and psychology, Montana State University; A.A. degree in music education, Northwest College
  • Can be contacted at 307-777-8664 or [email protected]

John R. Hursh

Central Wyoming Law Associates, PC

  • Co-founded Central Wyoming Law Associates in 1974
  • Practice focused extensively on personal injury, professional and medical cases for more than 40 years
  • Admission to the Wyoming Supreme Court in 1968; admitted to United State Supreme Court in 1974, now an emeritus member of the Wyoming State Bar
  • Designated a Marine JAG officer from the Naval Justice School and was discharged in 1976 with the rank of captain
  • Retired from active practice, and is currently doing volunteer legal work with the UW veterans on campus
  • Achieved the highest rating in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory for over 25 years and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Former member of the Wyoming State Legislature and former president of the WTLA; recently awarded the WTLA’s Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Tried cases where the integrity of the medical records and charts were at issue in both federal and state courts
  • Graduated, University of Wyoming Law School
  • Can be contacted at 307-851-5000 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 337741
Published 2012
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