The Hype about HIPAA and HITECH
Samarria Munnerlyn Dunson
In this video, Samarria Munnerlyn Dunson, J.D., CHC, CHPC, walks you through
- HIPAA Basics,
- Business Associates,
- Charging for Medical Records-Latest Guidance,
- Enforcement Update, and
- HIPAA on the Horizon.
Recorded on October 16, 2018, this was a webinar held as part of Mediation Week.
About Samarria Munnerlyn Dunson
Samarria grew up in Montgomery, Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama. Among a host of UA honors, Samarria says her most treasured honor was being selected as the Chief Justice of the Student Government Association. A recipient of a full fellowship, Samarria is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law and is licensed to practice in both Alabama and Mississippi.
Before starting her own law firm, Dunson Group, LLC, Samarria served as the Privacy Officer for the Alabama Department of Public Health for 10.5 years. She also served as an Assistant General Counsel for the agency where she was a primary attorney for the regulation of health care facilities. She was then tasked to create the agency’s first Office of Compliance and Ethics for which she served as the Director. In that role, Samarria oversaw compliance issues for 64 of the state’s county health departments, the state laboratory and the ALL KIDS health plan.
Samarria is certified by the Health Care Compliance Association in both health care compliance and health care privacy compliance.
The objective of Dunson Group, LLC is to ensure that medical offices are in compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The Dunson Group, LLC has partnered with the Alabama Medical Association and contributes monthly articles relating to compliance with healthcare regulations. The firm’s website is www.dunsongroup.com and their toll free number is 1-888-959-9501.
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