Release of Information - Pitfalls and Recommendations
Diane S. Robben, Sandberg, Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.
Free for Members
$25 for Non-Members
In this ever-increasing complex regulatory environment we try to practice in, responding to requests for medical records seems like it should be easy. However, there are requirements that healthcare providers must pay attention to in order to avoid potential pitfalls and liability. Hear from healthcare attorney Diane Robben on an overview of the applicable laws and regulations that provide the framework of when, how and what you should be doing in order to maintain compliance. Also, we will discuss recommended best practices to ensure your practice is in compliance through recommended checks and balances.
- How to evaluate whether an executed authorization signed by the patient is in compliance with applicable HIPAA regulations and laws.
- Who can request copies of medical records and can we charge for them?
- Recommended best practices to ensure compliance and avoid potential liability.
About the Speaker
Diane S. Robben is a Shareholder with Sandberg Phoenix and focuses her practice in the firm’s Health Law Practice Group. Diane leads the firm’s transactional and regulatory health care practice, devoting a significant amount of time advising hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and other healthcare providers on a variety of issues to find practical solutions to complicated legal problems. She routinely advises healthcare providers on HIPAA matters, release of information, policy and procedure considerations and general risk management issues.
Furthermore, a substantial portion of Diane’s work comprises representing hospitals and healthcare providers in Illinois and Missouri, defending cases involving wrongful death, catastrophic brain injuries, and a wide array of medical matters including emergency medicine, obstetrics/gynecologic, neonatology, post-surgical management, negligent credentialing, chiropractic care and nursing negligence. She represents physicians, nurses, chiropractors and other health care professionals in all phases of litigation, including mediation and trial. Diane earned her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale. She is licensed to practice in the states of Missouri and Illinois and before the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois.
Diane has been a member of MGMA for ten years and serves on the Board of Directors as the Vice President of Business Partners.