Changes in Washington, D.C. will significantly impact the Medical Transportation Industry in 2009 in a number of key areas. In addition, a number of clinical and technological advances have created both opportunities and potential exposures for the Medical Transportation Industry.
Please join attorneys from Epstein Becker Green’s Health Care & Life Sciences and Labor & Employment Practices for a ninety-minute Audio Conference that will examine these areas and include discussions on:
- The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Overview of Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Regulations;
- An Update on Health Reform — Implications for the Medical Transportation Industry;
- Recent Government Enforcement, Audits and Inquiries in the Medical Transportation Industry;
- Management-union issues and “The Employee Free Choice Act”; and
- Employment law challenges created by social networking and other technological communication advances.
Epstein Becker Green has a diverse range and depth of experience representing and counseling clients on a variety of medical transportation issues. Epstein Becker Green represents national and regional medical transportation companies, air medical providers, hospitals and health systems, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, medical evacuation providers, ambulatory care providers (e.g., ambulatory surgery centers, dialysis centers, etc.), pharmaceutical and medical device companies, managed care and other third party payor entities and a host of other industry stakeholders on medical transportation issues. Our team includes individuals that have:
- Prosecuted cases on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice;
- Worked at the highest levels for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services;
- Worked in the general counsel’s office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services;
- Provided clinical care as a paramedic;
- Served as deputy general counsel for a major academic medical center;
- Worked for an international trade association on medical transportation issues;
- Led a Fraud Investigation Unit on behalf of a large managed care plan;
- Responded to subpoenas and negotiated with federal and state prosecutors;
- Served on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Advisory Committee on Blood Safety & Availability; and
- Authored a book entitled Legal Issues in Health Care Fraud and Abuse: Navigating the Uncertainties.