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  • July 10
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

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Medical Records Law in Workers' Compensation Claims: Know What You Can Release

July 10

Gain an understanding of HIPAA regulations for releases of medical records in workers’ compensation cases.

Workers’ compensation is a completely different subset of law from labor and employment law. Many employers and even attorneys may not understand all of the nuances associated with what the employer’s rights and/or responsibilities are regarding workers’ compensation medical records in their particular state. This topic will provide information regarding the HIPAA exception to workers’ compensation medical records and the entitlement to those records. This information will explain the use of medical records with medical experts and discuss issues with the GINA disclaimer. This topic is important to employers throughout the country as laws, practices, and policies can vary from state to state.

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The HIPAA Exception
  • Limits and Parameters of This Exception in the Workers' Compensation Field
  • Examining Current State Statutes and Case Law Applying This Exception
Generally, the Types of Employer Rights Afforded Under the Workers' Compensation Law for Medical Records in Various States
  • The Different Types of Employer Rights Throughout the States
The Use of Medical Records With Medical Experts Upon Review and/or Examination by the Expert
  • How to Write Letters to Your Medical Experts
GINA Disclaimer
  • The Use and Reasons for the GINA Disclaimer in Seeking and Utilizing Medical Records
In Insurance States – Who Owns the Workers' Compensation File?
  • Based Upon the State Workers' Compensation Set up, Who Has a Right to View the Workers' Compensation File?
  • Contract Provisions Between the Insurer and Employer That Create a Different Result in the Ability to See the File
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  • This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
     
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The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for medical records directors, health information directors, coders, business managers, office managers, nurses, hospital administrators, billing managers, social workers, counselors, release of records professionals, compliance managers and attorneys.

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John C. Ferrell

John C. Ferrell

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

  • Associate with Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
  • Focuses his practice on employment law, business litigation, and energy litigation
  • Utilizes his research and problem solving skills to support seasoned litigators in their defense of firm clients in complex litigation
  • Thrives on sorting through complicated facts and analyzing the law to achieve the best result possible for firm clients
  • Memberships and awards include CALI Awards: Legal Research & Writing; Torts; Contracts; Property; Criminal Law; Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law; Evidence; Federal Personal Income Tax; Legal Drafting; Appellate Advocacy and Ohio State Bar Association
  • J.D. degree, summa cum laude, Capital University
Nelva J. Smith, Esq.

Nelva J. Smith, Esq.

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

  • Associate in Steptoe & Johnson’s Columbus office
  • Practices in labor and employment law, including OSHA and workers’ compensation
  • Numerous speaking engagements and publications include; Are You In Compliance? Be Prepared. FLSA Rule Changes and OSHA Penalty Increases Will Happen in 2016, Ohio Chamber, December 2015 and Chapter Editor, Occupational Safety and Health Law Treatise, 3rd Edition
  • Member of the Ohio State Bar Association; American Bar Association and Certified, OSHA 10 hour General Industry
  • J.D. degree, Capital University; B.A. degree, Capital University
  • Can be contacted at 614-456-1656 or [email protected]
William J. Wahoff, Esq.

William J. Wahoff, Esq.

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

  • Partner in Steptoe & Johnson’s Columbus office
  • Practices in labor and employment law, including OSHA and workers’ compensation
  • Numerous speaking engagements and publications including; Are You In Compliance? Be Prepared. FLSA Rule Changes and OSHA Penalty Increases Will Happen in 2016, Ohio Chamber, December 2015 and Chapter Editor, Treatise, Occupational Health and Safety Law, 3rd Edition, ABA Labor & Employment Law Section (OSHA Law Committee)
  • Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified in Ohio Workers' Compensation 1999-2017; Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Workers’ Compensation – Employers, 2015 to 17; Ohio Workers' Compensation Super Lawyer List, Thomson Reuters®, 2004 to 2017; achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory since 2002; "Top Lawyer-Workers' Compensation," Columbus CEO magazine, 2010 to 16; OSHA Authorized 10 & 30 Hour General Industry Course Trainer; OSHA Committee Past Membership Liaison to Section, ABA-Labor & Employment Law Section; Columbus, Cincinnati, Marion County, Mahoning County, Ohio State and American Bar Associations; Associate Member, Ohio, Central Ohio, and Southwestern Ohio Self-Insurers’ Associations; Member, Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys (Defense); Member, Defense Research Institute; Past Associate Member, RIMS, the Risk Management Society
  • J.D. degree, The Ohio State University; B.A. degree, Miami University
  • Can be contacted at 614-456-1654 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 406332
Published 2018, 2019
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