HIPAA Expert Witness
Above all, finding a HIPAA Expert witness requires an understanding of the potential expert’s experience. This includes but is not limited to litigation consulting and advisory to health plans and health care providers.
HIPAA Expert Witness Selected Case Retentions and Experience
As a result, once you have found a HIPAA expert witness, ensure that they have prior breadth and depth of experience such as:
- First of all, has the expert been retained by Plaintiffs?
- Mr. Arrigo has served as an expert in a HIPAA Breach case at a large health care provider/health system, in a class-action lawsuit.
- He provided expert consulting, expert witness testimony. In addition, he led the review of document discovery. This includes HIPAA PHI.
- Secondly, has the expert been retained by Defense counsel?
- It is important to understand the Industry Standards that must be met in HIPAA and the HITECH Act.
- Mr. Arrigo served as an expert in a HIPAA Breach at a large health system.
- Part of the review includes opinions regarding individual protected health information and personal health information (PHI) breach.
- Advised litigation team regarding HIPAA Privacy and HIPAA Security Rule
- Advised regarding Meaningful Use Information Safeguards including Administrative Safeguards, Physical Safeguards, Technical Safeguards, Policies, and Procedures.
Expert Witness Versatility in Applying HIPAA and Standards such as FERPA
- Third, is the expert skilled and versatile in applying HIPAA?
- For example, testimony in Defense retention regarding a HIPAA Breach alleged at a correctional facility, HIPAA, and implications for public schools.
- Other Standards such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) has similar restrictions regarding disclosures made without the student’s consent.
- Forth, has the expert advised a litigation team regarding applicability HIPAA Privacy and HIPAA Security Rule and Meaningful Use Information Safeguards including Administrative Safeguards, Physical Safeguards, Technical Safeguards, Policies, and Procedures.
- The fifth point to consider: has the expert been retained by Plaintiffs in HIPAA Breach at a large health system, individual protected health information / personal health information (PHI) breach. Advise litigation team regarding HIPAA Privacy and HIPAA Security Rule and Meaningful Use Information Safeguards including Administrative Safeguards, Physical Safeguards, Technical Safeguards, Policies, and Procedures.
- Finally, has the expert worked in white-collar crime cases and HIPAA privacy and security
Find an Expert with Educational Credentials and Certifications
- HIPAA Expert witnesses must stay current in trends, continually educating themselves on developments in technology, health data, and regulations. Michael Arrigo’s knowledge, training, education, and experience include:
- USC Business School,
- In addition, studies Stanford Medical School in Biomedical Informatics which is the discipline of understanding how to transform raw medical data into knowledge for making better decisions.
- Also, studies at Harvard Medical school studies in bioethics, which in part focuses on determining when data should be kept private for the good of the individual vs.when it should be shared for the good of many in contexts such as genetic data.
- Certified in HIPAA
- Expert for U.S. Department of Justice in a case involving Electronic Health Records, the ARRA HITECH Act, and the False Claims Act
- Experience as an expert in HIPAA with health care providers, health plans, healthcare IT companies, HIPAA Expert witness experience with payor provider disputes overuse of medical records for medical billing and coding
HIPAA Expert Witness Experience providing testimony in Federal and State Cases
When you find an expert witness, examine their experience providing testimony. To elaborate, have they provided testimony in Federal court, class action lawsuits, and State court?
Does the expert have experience in other jurisdictions? For example, case experience regarding impacted patients and beneficiaries in California, Nevada, Idaho, Washington State, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Texas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Florida
- HITECH Act Meaningful Use Audits
- The HITECH Act Safeguards including Administrative Safeguards, Physical Safeguards, Technical Safeguards and Organizational Policies and Procedures
- ICD-10, ICD-9, CPT medical coding
- Electronic Health Records / Electronic Medical Records
- HIPAA Privacy and Security
- BlackBerry Acquisition of Good Technology – Read Michael Arrigo’s article in GovHealthIT
Washington State, Oregon, Washington DC, California, Idaho, Utah, Illinois, Michigan, Texas, Florida, Massachusetts. National perspective integrated with State Privacy Standards.
Affordable Care Act, HITECH Act / Meaningful Use
HIPAA Privacy and Security, Information Safeguards, HIPAA Breaches, and notification procedures, Federal and State statutes, industry best practices
Coding, Billing, ICD-9, CPT, ICD-10, Medicare Part C risk adjustment, HCC codes, clinical documentation, Federal and State statutes, and industry best practices
Insurance utilization, provider documentation, usual customary and reasonable (UCR) medical cost, False Claims Act, white-collar crime.
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