Biography

Allen Killworth is a partner in Bricker & Eckler's Health Care group with a practice focusing on regulatory issues affecting hospitals and health care facilities. He works with health care providers on a variety of survey, certification, and licensure issues, including preparing for and responding to surveys, drafting plans of correction, and appealing adverse determinations. Additionally, Allen assists providers with a wide range of HIPAA privacy and security issues, including full and focused audits, breach investigations, assistance with OCR compliance investigations, policy drafting and implementation, and workforce training.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, Board of Directors, Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys, 2007-present; President, 2014-2015
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
Presentations & Published Works
  • Speaker, "HIPAA and Meaningful Use in Health Care Transactions," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 8, 2015
  • Speaker, "HIPAA Hot Topics," HCCA Upper North Central Regional Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio, May 9, 2014
  • Speaker, “HIPAA and Mobile Devices,” Ohio Association Medical Staff Services (OAMSS) Spring Conference, Columbus, Ohio, May 1, 2014
  • Speaker, “ODH Maternity Survey and Appeals Process," Ohio Hospital Association Maternal-Child Care Excellence Conference, Powell, Ohio, April 23, 2014
  • Speaker, "HIPAA in Health Care Transactions," American Health Lawyers Association, Current HIT Challenges Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 28, 2014
  • Speaker, "Review of the HIPAA Omnibus Rule (and a Look at What's Next...)," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, June 11, 2013
  • Speaker, "Update on the HIPAA Omnibus Rule," Health Ethics Trust, Columbus, Ohio, August 6, 2013
  • Speaker, “HIPAA Privacy and Security Audits,” American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Annual Convention, Chicago, Illinois, October 2012
  • Speaker, “Changes to the Medicare Conditions of Participation,” National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition, San Francisco, California, September 2012
  • Speaker, “Advanced Issues in Health Information Exchange,” Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, June 12, 2012
  • Speaker, “Advanced HIPAA: Case Studies,” Ohio Health Information Management Association (OHIMA) Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, March 12, 2012
  • Author, “Preparing for the New HIPAA Audit Program,” The Advisory Board Daily Briefing Law Review, January 5, 2012
  • Speaker, “HIPAA Audits Are Coming!” Ohio Hospital Association Webinar, December 13, 2011
  • Speaker, “Accountable Care Organizations Final Rule,” Ohio Hospital Association Webinar, November 30, 2011
  • Speaker, “Legal & Regulatory Issues of HIPAA Business Associate Agreements,” Ohio Health Information Management Association (OHIMA) Fall Conference, Columbus, Ohio, November 4, 2011
  • Speaker, “HIPAA: A Closer Look at BA Agreements,” OHIMA Fall Conference, Columbus, Ohio, October 2011
  • Speaker, "Accountable Care Organizations: Assessing Readiness," OHA Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, June 13, 2011
  • Speaker, “Managing a CMS Survey,” SOHA/OSHRM Fall Conference, Columbus, Ohio, September 17, 2010
  • Author, "Supervising the Supervisor: The Role of a Hospital in the Physician/Allied Health Professional Relationship," NAMSS Synergy Magazine, July/August 2010
  • Speaker, “Preparing For and Responding To CMS Surveys,” Ohio Hospital Association seminar, Columbus, Ohio, April 5, 2011
  • Speaker, "How a Good Patient Complaint Resolution Process Can Help Avoid CMS/ODH Surveys," OHA Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, June 16, 2010
  • Speaker, "HIPAA and the HI-TECH Act," Health Care Compliance Association, Regional Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio, May 7, 2010
  • Speaker, “Managing a CMS Survey,” SOHA/OSHRM Fall Conference, Columbus, Ohio, September 17, 2010
  • Speaker, "Stark Law Update," Ohio Network of Physician Recruiters, Columbus, Ohio, March 2, 2010
  • Speaker, "How We Get to a Medical Staff Fair Hearing," National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS), Annual Conference and Exhibition, Reno, Nevada, October 5, 2009
  • Speaker, "Physician Supervision of Allied Health Professionals," National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS), Annual Conference and Exhibition, Reno, Nevada, October 5, 2009
  • Speaker, "HIPAA Changes in the 2009 Stimulus Bill," Ohio Hospital Association Teleconference, March 25, 2009
  • Speaker, "90 Days Later: Handling CMS Surveys and Termination Notices," Ohio Hospital Association, Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, June 17, 2009
  • Speaker, "APNs & PAs: Scope of Practice Issues," Ohio Hospital Association Sustaining Clinical Excellence Series, March 30, 2009
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Admitted, State of Ohio; State of Minnesota
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation, 2004
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2013-2016
  • Recognized, ChambersUSA, "Up and Coming in Health Care Law," 2014-2015
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Health Care Law) 2012-2016
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2006-2007, 2009, 2011-2012
Education
  • The Ohio State University College of Law (J.D., 1997)
  • Vanderbilt University (B.A., 1994)
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