SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 23, 2014 – Clinton Mikel, a partner at healthcare law firm The Health Law Partners, presented and moderated a national CLE webinar titled “You Mean HIPAA Applies to Lawyers? Keeping Data Safe, Clients Happy and Your License Secure.” The webinar, held on April 22, was sponsored by Center for Professional Development, the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section and Commission on Law and Aging. Founding Shareholder Adrienne Dresevic made the announcement.
The webinar advised lawyers on the ethical legal duties to keep client information confidential and safe, and outlined the foundational background of HIPAA and HITECH. As a result of the HITECH Act, lawyers who practice in many areas of law must comply with the federally regulated provisions of the HIPAA Security Rule, Privacy Rule, and Enforcement Rule. In addition to serving as a speaker/moderator, Mikel provided insight on HIPAA security basics, key terms and business obligations to nearly 2,600 participants from across the country.
Mikel serves as chair of the ABA eHealth, Privacy and Security Interest Group and vice chair of the Publications Committee. He practices in all areas of health care law, garnering critical attention in state and federal health information privacy compliance and telehealth/telemedicine matters. A frequent speaker and author in these areas of law, Mikel routinely holds educational sessions for clients interested in telemedicine and the legalities surrounding this new and growing area of health care. Mikel received his juris doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School, and completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University.
Southfield, Mich.- based The Health Law Partners (HLP) is a law firm dedicated to the practice of health care law. The firm takes pride in delivering progressive results for their clients and exceeding their high standards for service. Established in 2009 by Adrienne Dresevic, Jessica Gustafson, Robert Iwrey, Carey Kalmowitz, and Abby Pendleton, the firm has built a national network, with additional offices in New York and Ohio. Clients include hospitals and health systems, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, group practices, physicians, hospice organizations, health information technology companies, and nearly every other type of provider/supplier in the health care industry.
The firm has extensive knowledge and experience in Stark and Anti-Kickback compliance, health care billing and reimbursement issues, health care transactional work, Medicare and Medicaid appeals, licensing issues (physician and staff privileging), participation with third-party payers, health information privacy, telemedicine and eHealth issues, and all other regulatory issues facing health care providers and suppliers. HLP attorneys are adept at providing post-audit defense and appeals, a specialty that also provides them with valuable insight and experience into the compliance side of the legal equation—identifying and addressing avoidable vulnerabilities and exposures. For more information, please visit www.thehealthlawpartners.com.