Naples, Florida, April 25th, 2017—Woodward, Pires & Lombardo, P.A. (www.wpl-legal.com) announces that Cathrine A. Hunter, Esq., an Associate with the Firm, has recently been featured in The Florida Bar Health Law Section Spring 2017 Newsletter. An important part of Hunter’s practice focuses on health care law and specifically, compliance, audits, and training on the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Hunter penned the article, entitled “HIPAA and Cloud Computing” for the spring newsletter, which seeks to educate medical providers and provide a forum for communication, helping to improve the compliance obligations of medical providers with the HIPAA Rules. With over 1800 members, the Health Law Section seeks to focus on many issues plaguing the health care industry and the complex legal issues that ensue, and HIPAA is at the top of the list. Throughout the years, members of this organization have helped to shape policy and procedure in both the public and private sectors.
In addition to health care law, Hunter also focuses on estate planning, taxation and employment law, and serves as the Director of Operations for the Firm. She is also very involved in the community, serving on the Estate Planning Council of Naples and the First Christian Church, Homeless Ministry. Speaking about her involvement in the prestigious newsletter, Hunter is honored that her article was featured.
“Healthcare regulations continue to grow and the need for medical providers to understand these mandatory regulations has never been a more pressing issue. I sought to shed light on a concerning issue that affects many medical providers in the health care field and I hope that it can help to educate these medical providers with their requirements under the HIPAA Rules and avoid astronomical fines and penalties for noncompliance. Just recently, the Office for Civil Rights, which enforces the HIPAA regulations issued its largest fine to date, $5.55 million for noncompliance,” she says.
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In 1971, Arthur V. Woodward founded the first law firm on Marco Island which emphasized the importance of a superior work ethic, collegiality and respect among our peers, and a social conscience that commands participation in opportunities for the good of the public. These guiding principles formed the tradition of excellence that the attorneys at WPL work hard to uphold today.