Sampling of Our Firm’s Publications, Presentations, Media Interviews and Quotes

Recent Authored Publications

  • K. Roe & J. Rovner, HIPAA/HITECH Compliance: Strategies for Motivating People for Effective Data Protection, 1031 Legal Affairs Bulletin 10 (Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Dec. 2011)
  • K. Roe, Do Americans Need an Access Report?—Proposed Accounting of Disclosures Provision Has Limited Benefits, HealthcareInfoSecurity.com (June 14, 2011)
  • K. Roe & J. Rovner, Identity Theft Red Flags—A Health Insurer’s Compliance Obligations, 18 BNA Health Law Reporter 1380 (No. 40, Oct. 15, 2009), 8 BNA Privacy & Security Law Report 1508 (No. 41, Oct. 19, 2009), BNA Health Insurance Report (Oct. 21, 2009) & 1 BNA Health IT Law & Industry Report 23 (No. 12, Nov. 4, 2009)
  • J. Rovner, Compliance Officers at Risk: Corporate Counsel as Corporate Compliance Officer, 1003 Legal Affairs Bulletin 12 (Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Aug. 2009)

Recent Editorial Contributions

  • AIS, A Guide to Health Insurance Reform: Benefit Design Regulation under Federal Reform (2010—2012) (commentary and analysis by K. Roe & J. Rovner)
  • AIS, Health Reform 2011: Impact on Health Plans, Hospitals, Providers and Purchasers (Jan. 2011) (commentary and analysis by K. Roe & J. Rovner)

Recent Presentations

  • K. Roe & J. Rovner, Compliance on the Exchange: QHP Issuers’ Legal Exposure from PPACA Exchange Participation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Audioconference (Nov. 16, 2011)
  • K. Roe, Illinois’s PPACA Health Benefit Exchange, Illinois State Bar Association Health Care Reform Program (Jan. 21, 2011)
  • K. Roe & J. Rovner, From Operations to C-Suite: Practical HIPAA/HITECH Data Protection Management for Managers, America’s Health Insurance Plans Webinar (Jan. 12, 2011)
  • K. Roe & J. Rovner, Making HSAs Work in Health Insurance Exchanges, America’s Health Insurance Plans HSA Leadership Council Meeting (Nov. 8, 2010)
  • K. Roe & J. Rovner, How Secure Are You? HITECH’s Data Security Breach Notice Mandate, American Health Information Management Association Legal EHR Summit (Aug. 16, 2010)
  • K. Roe & J. Rovner, Managing HITECH’s Impact on Business Associate Arrangements, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Internal Audit; Anti-Fraud; Compliance and Ethics; Privacy and Security Conference (May 20, 2010)
  • K. Roe, ARRA and HITECH Panel, Health Care Compliance Association Managed Care Compliance Conference (Feb. 23, 2010)
  • K. Roe, Electronic Health Records: Encouraging Adoption while Managing Federal Fraud and Abuse Law, Montana HealthCare Forum (Nov. 20, 2009)

Recent Media Interviews and Quotes

  • J. Rovner quoted in Mich. Regulator Clamps Down on MFN Clauses in Insurers’ Contracts, The AIS Report on Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans (Aug. 2012); featured in AIS’s Health Business Daily (Aug. 22, 2012)
  • J. Rovner quoted in Legality of Blue Cross Blue Shield MFNs Subject of Multiple Federal Court Lawsuits, 21 BNA Health Law Reporter 413 (Mar. 22, 2012)
  • J. Rovner, Quote of the Day, AIS’s Health Business Daily (Mar. 14, 2012), from Maine Court Decision Upholding Rate Review May Buoy Other States, Health Plan Week (Mar. 5, 2012)
  • J. Rovner quoted in Outlook 2012—Regulatory Challenges, Uncertainty Make Health Care Reform Top Health Law Issue, 21 BNA Health Law Reporter 1 (Jan. 5, 2012)
  • J. Rovner quoted in Michigan Blues Faces Aetna Lawsuit Over “Exclusionary” Hospital Contracts, Health Plan Week (Dec. 12, 2011)
  • J. Rovner quoted in Hospital Merger Challenged, 41 Modern Healthcare 12 (Nov. 28, 2011)
  • J. Rovner quoted in Leaping Hurdles—Antitrust Clearance Costly, Offers No Guarantee: AHA, 41 Modern Healthcare 7 (June 6, 2011)
  • K. Roe quoted in Reacting to Disclosures Rule Proposal: HITECH Rule Called ‘Unreasonable’ by Some, ‘Overdue’ by Others, HealthcareInfoSecurity.com (June 2, 2011)
  • K. Roe quoted in NCQA’s Final ACO Standards in July May Have Later Impact on Medicare, ACO Business News (June 2011)
  • K. Roe quoted in Health Net Breach Tops Federal List: Investigations of Incident Affecting 1.9 Million Continue, HealthcareInfoSecurity.com (Apr. 6, 2011)
  • J. Rovner quoted in Proposed Settlement with Texas Hospital Addresses Exclusionary Conduct Allegations, 20 BNA Health Law Reporter 315 (Mar. 3, 2011)
  • J. Rovner, Quote of the Day, AIS’s Health Business Daily (Feb. 22, 2011), from Loose-Knit Physician Groups Seek Advice on How to Form ‘Virtual’ ACOs, ACO Business News (Feb. 2011)
  • K. Roe quoted in Tally of Major Breaches Ever-Changing: Federal HITECH Breach List Often Adjusted, HealthcareInfoSecurity.com (Jan. 21, 2011)
  • J. Rovner quoted in IOM Starts Hearing on “Essential Health Benefits” Package to Be Used in Exchanges, AIS’s Health Reform Week (Jan. 17, 2011)
  • J. Rovner quoted in Outlook 2011—Fraud Enforcement Top Health Law Issue as Industry Faces Reform’s Uncertainties, 20 BNA Health Law Reporter 5 (Jan. 6, 2011)
  • J. Rovner, Quote of the Day, AIS’s Health Business Daily (Jan. 13, 2011), from ACOs May Find the Long Arm of State Law Extends to Them, ACO Business News (Jan. 2011)
  • K. Roe quoted in 2011 Privacy, Security Regulatory Outlook: HIPAA Modifications, HITECH Breach Rule Update at Top of List, HealthcareInfoSecurity.com (Dec. 30, 2010)
  • K. Roe podcast interview, HIPAA Enforcement: A 2011 Priority?: Security Expert Questions Whether Resources Are Available, HealthcareInfoSecurity.com (Dec. 29, 2010)
  • K. Roe & J. Rovner quoted in CMS Seeks Input Mainly on ACO Structure, But Market Power Issues Remain a Concern, ACO Business News (Dec. 2010)
  • K. Roe quoted in NCQA Makes a Bid to Manage ACO Accreditation Process, ACO Business News (Dec. 2010)
  • K. Roe & J. Rovner quoted in Stakeholders Tell FTC, HHS Representatives of Need for Fraud, Antitrust ACO Guidelines, 19 BNA Health Law Reporter 1424 (Oct. 14, 2010)
  • K. Roe & J. Rovner quoted in Regulatory Actions on ‘Child Only’ May Not Allay Insurer Concerns, AIS’s Health Reform Week (Oct. 4, 2010)
  • K. Roe & J. Rovner quoted in Creating a Security Game Plan: Attorneys Offer Practical Tips for Hospitals, Clinics, HealthcareInfoSecurity.com (Aug. 18, 2010)
  • K. Roe podcast interview, Breach Prevention, Notification Insights, HealthcareInfoSecurity.com (Aug. 18, 2010)
  • K. Roe quoted in HIPAA Hazard, 40 Modern Healthcare 8 (Aug. 2, 2010)
  • K. Roe, Quote of the Day, AIS’s Health Business Daily (Aug. 2, 2010), from HHS Preventive Services Rule May Raise Premium Costs by 1.5%, AIS’s Health Reform Week (July 19, 2010)
  • J. Rovner quoted in Outlook 2010—Restructuring, Consolidation in Health Care Make Reform Top Health Law Issue for 2010, 19 BNA Health Law Reporter 5 (Jan. 7, 2010)
  • K. Roe & J. Rovner quoted in Pfizer Pay-Out Shows Compliance Is Needed, Managed Healthcare Executive E-News (Oct. 15, 2009)