Gary N. Jones has been an attorney for over 33 years and has spent most of the last 20 years focusing on the needs of community providers. He obtained his bachelors degree from the University of Missouri in 1982 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 1985. He founded MCA to help providers through the maze of compliance and HIPAA regulations that seem to become more confusing every year so those providers can focus on what they do best, take care of people.

Pulling the Sides Together

There is no denying that our county is in an interesting time. While this certainly is not the darkest time in history, there is a great deal of division and mistrust in our nation, and our society right now. Right vs. left, mask vs. no mask, vaccine vs. anti-vaxxer. The issues that seem to divide…

Do I Have to Report This as a Breach?

One of the most common questions I get is whether a particular disclosure constitutes a breach that requires notification to the individual and completing a breach notification report with the Office for Civil Rights. No one likes to “fess up” that their organization has had a breach; consequently I see organizations doing some pretty interesting…

Dynamic and Evolving

In June 2019, when the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, (DOJ), updated its guidance document on how prosecutors are to evaluate an organization’s compliance program, (Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs), one theme comes through loud and clear. Compliance policies, procedures and controls should never become stale or stagnant. Rather, the DOJ takes the…