HIPAA Expert Witnesses


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What is a HIPAA expert witness?

HIPAA expert witness candidates typically have a background in healthcare administration, health law and policy, HIPAA compliance, electronic medical records (EMR), information technology, and/or healthcare compliance. The chosen expert could be associated with a health information industry organization such as the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Healthcare Business Management Association (HBMA), HL7 International, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), or the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI).

What types of cases require a HIPAA expert witness?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law mandating standards to protect patient health information (known as Protected Health Information, or PHI).

Exemplary cases requiring a HIPAA specialist have involved electronic health records (EHR), clinical documentation, Medicare and Medicaid regulatory compliance, HIPAA security informaticsmedical billing / medical coding, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (Hitech Act), and healthcare fraud.

What litigation support work might a HIPAA expert witness be expected to perform?

Expert witness services by a subject matter expert in HIPAA could include an expert report, expert opinion, deposition testimony, and testimony in court. In addition, a law firm may request a HIPAA expert for pre-litigation consulting services.

On behalf of the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for a HIPAA expert around quickly. The firm has an earned reputation for providing expert witnesses with the right balance of expertise and testimony experience to support each unique project.

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The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those HIPAA experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the HIPAA landscape.