COVID-19 Q&A Webinar (March 26, 2020)

The CDC, CMS and AHCA/NCAL have done an incredible job providing updates on a regular basis; however, managing the influx of information can leave you with more questions than answers. On Thursday, March 26 we hosted a webinar developed to assist you, the provider, in getting answers to your questions. Our panel of long-term care and insurance professionals provided guidance, recommendations and best practices on clinical, legal and liability risks.

Release Date: 03/30/2020

Angie Szumlinski

Director of Risk Management, HealthCap RMS

Ms. Szumlinski is a dedicated, proven leader in long-term care with a wealth of experience in operational and clinical aspects of the industry.  Experienced as an Administrator, Director of Nursing, Corporate Quality Assurance Coordinator, and as an independent consultant Ms. Szumlinski is respected for success in assisting facilities with achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance.  Ms. Szumlinski has strong leadership abilities with an interdisciplinary team approach to implementing and monitoring quality systems.  Previous owner of two skilled nursing facilities in the state of Michigan Ms. Szumlinski is the Director of HealthCap Risk Management Services. 

Peter Feeney

CEO / Managing Partner, HealthCap

Mr. Feeney has over 20 years of experience managing self-insurance groups and over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. As the President of American Risk Pooling Consultants, Mr. Feeney oversaw the operations of group self-insurance pools with over 2,500 public entity participants. In addition to serving on its board of directors, Mr. Feeney served First Mercury Financial Corporation in a variety of capacities, including underwriting and marketing management. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of Colorado and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

John P. Hessburg

JD, The Kitch Law Firm

Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook

John Paul Hessburg is a Senior Partner in the firm of Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook in Detroit, Michigan, where he heads the firm’s Post-Acute Care practice group. John has represented healthcare providers for over 30 years. John is AV® Preeminent Peer Review rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a top healthcare lawyer by DBusiness Magazine. He has been working with HealthCap® since it wrote its first policy 21 years ago.

Karen Berkery

Senior Principal, The Kitch Law Firm

Karen is a senior principal at The Kitch Law Firm and heads the firm's labor and employment group.  She received her B.A. with honors from Rutgers University, and her Juris Doctor cum laude, from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School.  She is ranked as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings which is the highest level of professional excellence. She has been named as a Super Lawyer in employment litigation and a Top Business Lawyer by Crain’s DBusiness every year since 2013. 

Kim Klein

Privacy and Secuirty Analyst, BlueOrange Compliance

Kim Klein is a Privacy and Security Analyst for BlueOrange Compliance, with over 25 years of experience working in the healthcare industry in both the public and private sectors, and significant expertise in the areas of Privacy and Security. Ms. Klein holds certifications through the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and the HITRUST Alliance.  Ms. Klein was the Project Director for policy and legal research support to the Office of the Chief Privacy Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.  


Ed Stone

COO / CISO, BlueOrange Compliance

Ed Stone is co-founder, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Security Officer for BlueOrange Compliance, a firm dedicated to assisting healthcare organizations develop effective and compliant cybersecurity programs and navigate HIPAA Privacy and Security regulations. BlueOrange specializes in the Long Term and Post-Acute Care industry.  Ed has over 20 years’ experience in information security and technology in healthcare, Fortune 500 companies and government. 


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