Cynthia Marcotte Stamer will discuss recent HIPAA and other medical privacy developments impacting group health plans at a joint “Employee Benefits Welfare Benefits Design, EEOC and FMLA Update X “ session scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on September 14, 2012 at the American Bar Association jointly hosted by the Subcommittees on Welfare Plan Design, EEOC, FMLA and Leaves Issues (TX) and Cafeteria Plans and Reimbursement Accounts and Subcommittee on Welfare Plans at the American Bar Association Section of Taxation and Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law, Trust & Estate Division (RPTE) 2012 Joint Fall CLE Meeting In Boston.
Ms. Stamer will be among the a distinguished group of panelists scheduled to discuss regulatory and other developments under the Affordable Care Act and emerging issues related to stop-loss coverage, claims procedures, COBRA audits, DOL compliance initiatives, HIPAA/HITECH audits and enforcement (and regulations if released) and other concerns impacting health and welfare plan design and administration.
A noted Texas-based employee benefits and employment lawyer, policy consultant, author and speaker, Ms. Stamer has serves as the Scribe for the ABA JCEB Agency Meeting on the HIPAA Privacy Rules with the HHS Office of Civil Rights and has extensive experience on HIPAA and other health, financial, and other privacy and data security concerns as well as a broad range of other human resources, employee benefits and health care concerns.
A Fellow in the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Texas, Past Chair of the RPTE Employee Benefits and Other Compensation Group and current co-Chair of its Welfare Benefits Committee, Ms. Stamer is nationally and internationally known for her innovative leadership and work with businesses, governments, and communities on health and other insurance and employee benefits, patient education and empowerment, wellness and disease management, and other programs, policies, and processes. For more than 24 years, Ms. Stamer’s legal practice has focused on advising and representing employers, insurers, health care providers, community leaders and governments about health care and employee benefits policy and process improvement, quality, performance management, education, compliance, communications, risk management, reimbursement and finance, and other related matters. In addition to her legal practice, Stamer also extensively consults and provides leadership to a broad range of clients, professional and civic organizations, and others on strategies for improving the health care system and the ability of health care providers, payers, employers, community organizations, government agencies to promote the ability of patients and their families to access cost-effective, quality, affordable health care and other resource needs. She also has worked extensively with a broad range of business and government clients on health care, pension, social security, workforce, insurance and many other related policy matters.
Author of the hundreds of publications and workshops these and other employment, employee benefits, health care, insurance, workforce and other management matters, Ms. Stamer’s insights on employee benefits, insurance, health care and workforce matters in Atlantic Information Services, The Bureau of National Affairs, HealthLeaders, Modern Healthcare, Business Insurance, Employee Benefits News, World At Work, Benefits Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Business Journal, the Houston Business Journal, and many other publications. She also regularly conducts training and speaks on these and other management, compliance and public policy concerns.
Ms. Stamer also is active in the leadership of a broad range of other professional and civil organizations. For instance, Ms. Stamer presently serves as Executive Director of Project COPE, the Coalition on Patient Empowerment and the Coalition for Responsible Healthcare Policy; Vice President of the North Texas Healthcare Compliance Professionals Association; Immediate Past Chair of the American Bar Association RPTE Employee Benefits & Other Compensation Committee and its current Welfare Benefit Plans Committee Co-Chair, a Substantive Groups & Committee Member and its representative to the ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits; Past Chair of the ABA Health Law Section Managed Care & Insurance Interest Group and a current member of its Healthcare Coordinating Council; current Vice Chair of the ABA TIPS Employee Benefit Committee, and outgoing Coordinator of the Gulf Coast TEGE Council TE Division. She previously served as a founding Board Member and President of the Alliance for Healthcare Excellence, as a Board Member and Board Compliance Committee Chair for the National Kidney Foundation of North Texas; the Board President of the early retirement intervention agency, The Richardson Development Center for Children; Chair of the Dallas Bar Association Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Committee; a member of the Board of Directors of the Southwest Benefits Association; on numerous seminar faculties and in many other professional and civic leadership and volunteer roles..
Ms. Stamer will speak along a distinguished group of governmental and private panelists. Other panelists include:
- Kevin Knopf, Attorney-Adviser, Office of Benefits Tax Counsel, Department of Treasury, Washington, DC;
- Stephen B. Tackney, Deputy Associate Chief Counsel, Employee Benefits, Office of Division Counsel/Associate Chief Counsel, TE/GE, IRS, Washington, DC;
- Russ Weinheimer, Senior Counsel, Office of the Chief Counsel, Tax Exempt and Government Entities, IRS, Washington, DC;
- Amy Turner, Senior Advisor, Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration, Washington, DC;
- Andy R. Anderson, Morgan Lewis, Chicago, IL; Chad R. DeGroot, Laner Muchin, Chicago, IL;
- William M. Freedman, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Cincinnati, OH;
- Bernard Kearse, Kearse Law Firm, Atlanta, GA;
- Elizabeth Leight, Society of Professional Benefit Administrators, Chevy Chase, MD;
- Gabriel Marinaro, Dykema, Bloomfield Hills, MI;
- Linda Mendel, Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease LLP, Columbus, OH; Carrie A. Simons, Ropes & Gray, Boston, MA; Mark Stember, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Washington, DC