It’s National Compliance Week and everyone in healthcare is talking about the need for compliance. But what does compliance mean besides just “following the rules”? Join us Friday, 11/10 at 1pm ET for our Confidence Through Compliance tweetchat featuring our favorite HIPAA lawyer, Matt Fisher (@Matt_R_Fisher), and our Availity compliance guru, Erika Ables (@Erika_Ethics). We’re talking about how compliance can enhance everything in healthcare from cybersecurity to patient interactions, so come on down and end your compliance week with us! 

As always, our tweetchat will be held in T1:A1 format with the following topics:

T1: #Cybersecurity is a growing concern due to constant threats. How does #compliance factor into enhancing security? #AskAvaility 

T2: Fraud and abuse settlements drive headlines on bad acts. How do these regs make #healthcare different? #AskAvaility

T3: How does #compliance work in billing and coding? Why is it important to providers? Payers? #AskAvaility

T4: How can #HIPAA compliance help patients, providers, and #HealthIT? #AskAvaility

T5: What can #HealthIT companies do to improve compliance inside and outside their organizations? #AskAvaility

T6: How can healthcare #compliance improve at the consumer/patient, corporate, and government levels? #AskAvaility 

About the Host

Matt Fisher

Matt is the chair of the Health Law Group at Mirick O’Connell, a law firm based in Worcester, MA. Matt focuses his practice on health law and all areas of corporate transactions. Matt’s health law practice includes advising clients on complying with requirements of HIPAA, the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, and other federal and state regulations in the context of daily operations, contractual arrangements, and relationships. He is chair of the American Bar Association Health Law Section’s Business & Transactions Interest Group. Email: Twitter: @matt_r_fisher

Erika Ables

Erika Ables, senior compliance analyst at Availity, is a University of North Florida graduate with extensive knowledge in sales & marketing practices, HIPAA, and state and federal regulations. She has worked in the compliance field for nearly 10 years and has lived in Jacksonville, FL most of her life due to her love of warm weather. You can tweet to her at @Erika_Ethics

About the Moderator


Availity integrates and manages clinical, administrative, and financial data to fuel real-time coordination between providers, health plans, and patients in a growing value-based care environment. Facilitating over 7 million transactions daily, Availity’s ability to provide accurate, timely, and relevant information is vital to the financial success of its customers. You can find more information on Availity at or on Twitter @Availity.