Health Law

D.C. Bar Health Law Section Newsletter April 2013


Programs and Education

Upcoming Program—Mark Your Calendars!

Hear from the Federal Experts:
Understanding the Final HIPAA Rules
(Rescheduled Program)

During this session, panelists from key federal agencies will provide an overview of the recently–released, long–awaited HIPAA omnibus final rule, as well as discuss the implications of key provisions for the electronic health information exchange.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street NW
First Floor

Please note: This program will also be available as a webinar.

Look for more details and registration information soon.
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Volunteer: Join the Programs and Education Committee
The Health Law Section's Programs and Education Committee invites you to join in planning programs for our section. You will have the opportunity to dive into aspects of health law and to connect with experienced practitioners, with the goal of planning dynamic programs for you and your colleagues. The Programs and Education Committee has monthly conference calls (generally on the third Friday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) to plan and coordinate programs.

To volunteer, please contact Programs and Education Committee Chair Alan Arville.
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Community Outreach
There are a number of opportunities available to Health Law Section members who wish to do community outreach projects and/or pro bono work.

Develop Materials for LawHelp.org
The D.C. Bar Health Law Section is planning to help update and/or add to the content on the LawHelp.org Web page that provides information to pro se D.C. citizens on health care issues of interest to them.

If you are interested in assisting in this endeavor or if you have any questions, please contact Health Law Section Community Outreach Coordinator Steve Chiu.
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Pro Bono Opportunities—Health Care Access Project and SSI & Disability Cases

The D.C. Bar’s Pro Bono Program offers various opportunities for attorneys to assist pro bono clients in health care-related cases in the following areas:

  • Medical Debt Resolution (through the Health Care Access Project)
  • Patient Advocate for Interactions with Medicare/Medicaid/Private Insurer (through the Health Care Access Project)
  • SSI/Disability Representation

The Health Care Access Project, which, as noted above, provides representation to low–income individuals whose health care is jeopardized either because of unmanageable medical debt or because they cannot obtain pre–approval for medical treatment or medication by their private insurer or public benefits program, holds trainings throughout the year.
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New Practitioners
Are you signed up for the Health Law Section New Practitioners group? The group is growing and is sponsoring exciting programs and events, including speed-networking, volunteer events at D.C. Central Kitchen, and career panels. To get involved with the new practitioners group, please contact New Practitioners Committee Chair Steve Chiu.
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Write for the Health Law Section Newsletter
The Health Law Section newsletter is now accepting articles on health law topics for publication in the newsletter. If you have an idea for an article, you may submit it to Health Law Section Newsletter Editor Jen Cromwell. Please include a short description of the article, and, as required by the D.C. Bar, identify the attorney who will review your article before it is submitted. The Health Law Steering Committee will consider your proposal and will notify you of whether your proposal has been accepted. The Steering Committee reserves the right to reject proposals. Please note that when you submit your article for publication in the newsletter, you will be granting the D.C. Bar the nonexclusive right to publish your article.
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