Shareholder, Health Care Group/Privacy & Security Group. Ms. Sanders has focused her practice in the areas of healthcare regulatory, transactional and operational matters for more than 20 years. She has extensive experience advising physicians and other healthcare providers on the multitude of regulatory and compliance requirements affecting healthcare delivery, including practice management issues; licensure and professional board matters; state and federal self-referral, anti-kickback, and fraud and abuse; electronic health records; telemedicine; collaboration agreements; and government and private payor relations. Her representative clients include individual practitioners, group practices, surgical practices, ambulatory surgery centers, ambulatory care facilities, and providers in the area of urgent care, post-acute care, home care, long-term care, and wellness.
Ms. Sanders has extensively advised healthcare providers and vendors on requirements of HIPAA Privacy and Security and federal and state Data Breach Notification rules. She also advises businesses of all types regarding compliance with federal and state data breach and identity theft laws. She is experienced in drafting and fine-tuning policies and procedures, reviewing and resolving patient and customer complaints, negotiating business associate and vendor agreements, analyzing business operations for regulatory compliance, and responding to government audits and investigations. She collaborates with information technology experts to conduct security risk assessments and helps healthcare providers and all types of businesses understand and address their privacy, security and cyber risks and prepare for the inevitable security incidents and data breaches.
Before entering private practice, Ms. Sanders served in the New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate and was a licensed social worker prior to joining the legal profession. She is a frequent lecturer and author on health law issues and privacy, security and data breach compliance and response.
“Is Your Medical Office HIPAA — and Patient — Friendly? (A Practical Approach),” Capehart Scatchard/NJ Medical Alliance Webinar, March 2017.
“Cybercrime: Facts, Threats and Countermeasures,” Rowan University; Presenter with Avasek IT Consulting, NJCCIC, FBI/Newark, and NJ State Police Cyber Crimes Unit, December 2016.
“Cybercrime: Facts, Threats, and Countermeasures: Protecting your critical data | Security for legal, medical, and financial industries,” a panel discussion, Rowan University, December 2016.
“Hot Topics in Healthcare Law: Working with Non-Physician Practitioners,” breakfast monthly breakfast seminar series for clients and friends, October 2016.
“Hot Topics in Healthcare Law: Jump-Start Your HIPAA Compliance,” breakfast monthly breakfast seminar series for clients and friends, September 2016.
“Personal Information at Risk- Legal Concerns with Data Breach and Identity Theft,” Camden County Women’s Health Conference, April 2016.