Increasingly, hospitals and other healthcare providers are outsourcing services such as medical transcription, radiology and billing to third-party providers -- potentially leaving themselves vulnerable as contractors and subcontractors gain access to patient information.
Outsourcing raises questions about the reach of HIPAA and other privacy laws and what healthcare providers can do to protect patient information and limit exposure to liability.
Listen as our authoritative panelists address these and other key issues:
- Is the healthcare provider accountable for the acts of a contractor or subcontractor?
- Can a contract effectively bind the offshore contractor that is beyond the reach of U.S. law?
- How may healthcare providers protect themselves from liabilities associated with the risk of disclosures by providers/subcontractors beyond the reach of U.S. law?
Speakers for this teleconference included:
- Jeffrey L. Kapp, Partner, Jones Day, Columbus, OH, concentrates his practice in healthcare law and regularly represents hospitals and health systems in physician contracting matters.
- Geofrey L. Master, Partner, Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw, Washington, DC, is a partner in his firm's Outsourcing Practice group and has represented a broad range of clients in outsourcing and services transactions.