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Helen_Oscislawski .jpgHelen Oscislawski is a corporate and regulatory attorney whose practice focuses almost exclusively on advising and representing clients in the health care industry. She is the founding member of Attorneys at Oscislawski LLC, a boutique health law practice located in Princeton, New Jersey which is dedicated to assisting clients grappling with legal questions and challenges arising from implementing and using electronic health records, sharing patient information through electronic Health Information Exchange (HIE), and complying with rapidly evolving federal and state standards. Prior to establishing the Practice, Helen was a health care attorney with a 400+ national law firm for almost a decade.

Helen is known to many as a “go to” attorney for legal guidance on HIPAA, HITECH, state privacy laws, electronic health information exchange (HIE), and health information technology (HIT).  In 2008, Governor Corzine appointed Helen to the New Jersey Health Information Technology Commission (NJ-HITC)  to fill the seat reserved by statute for an attorney practicing in this State with demonstrated expertise in health privacy” (see N.J.S.A. 26:1A-137(a)2)[SEE *FOOTNOTE].  In 2010, she was reappointed to the NJHITC by Governor Christie and tapped to serve as Chair of the Privacy and Security Committee for the New Jersey HIT Coordinator, Ms. Colleen Woods. 

Helen has made substantial contributions to move HIE forward for stakeholders in the State of New Jersey by completing complex legal and policy analyses regarding patient consent, privacy standards, fraud and abuse, and other legal issues.  Among her notable contributions are the “Report to the HIT Coordinator Regarding Developing and Implementing a Legal Framework for Private and Secure Health Information Exchange in New Jersey,” and the “Analysis of Selected New Jersey Confidentiality and Patient Approval Regulations,” which was submitted to the New Jersey legislature with recommended considerations for revising current state laws to better support private and secure electronic exchange of information.  Helen has also contributed analyses and written final products to the NJ-HISPC Final Implementation Report, which was submitted to and highly praised by the federal HISPC workgroup, as well as the Office of National Coordinator (ONC) in Washington D.C. 

“Helen currently represents some of the most cutting edge and sophisticated HIEs, RHIOs and ACOs in the nation. . .”

As a trusted advisor, Helen currently represents some of the most cutting edge and sophisticated HIEs, RHIOs and ACOs in the nation, including one of the largest multi-stakeholder collaborative RHIOs in the region, as well as a number of burgeoning ACO pilot projects.  Helen’s experience with HIE and HIT dates back several years when she was instrumental in developing a patient consent model for one of  the first  HIE  initiatives in state.  Helen assists her clients with all aspects of development, including strategic legal planning and preparing key legal documents needed for HIE, such as bylaws, trust agreements, licensing contracts, policies, consent forms, compliance materials, HIPAA Business Associate Agreements, among others.  She also advises all types of healthcare stakeholders with regard to structuring their arrangements and subsidies in compliance with the Anti-kickback Statute and Stark law, as well as other healthcare laws.

*FOOTNOTE: This designation is statutorily defined and has not been certified by the New Jersey Supreme Court or any organization approved by the American Bar Association.

 

Krystyna_Monticello.jpgKrystyna Monticello is a corporate and regulatory attorney with Attorneys at Oscislawski LLC. She focuses extensively on providing advise and representation for clients in the health care industry in legal areas such as electronic health records ("EHRs") and health information exchange ("HIE"), "Meaningful Use" of EHR technology, privacy and security of patient information, fraud and abuse, and other federal and state standards governing health care providers and entities. Krystyna received her J.D. from Seton Hall Law with a concentration in health law where she received the ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in Health Law. During law school, Krystyna was a graduate assistant at the Seton Hall Law Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy as well as a legal intern at Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick. She also volunteered as a research assistant for the Association for Children of New Jersey in addition to working as a co-coordinator and teacher with NJ LEEP, a Seton Hall Law based not-for-profit that works to equip urban students with the tools necessary to succeed in high school and college, in an intensive summer program that introduced students to key legal theories and policies.

Prior to beginning law school, Krystyna interned with Coordinated Family Care, the Middlesex County CMO for the New Jersey Division of Child Behavioral Health Services, as well as Project COPE, a federal initiative aimed at reducing risk of HIV and substance abuse in under-served ethic and minority youth. Krystyna received her B.A. in Social Work and Classical Studies from Seton Hall University in 2006 and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work in 2007. Krystyna is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and New York.