When hospital and academic medical systems, provider practices, durable medical equipment suppliers, and telehealth providers need a responsive and conscientious health regulatory lawyer to handle their compliance, defense, and transactional matters, they turn to Amy Lerman. Amy works with clients on matters involving government investigations, audits, and related claims of fraud, false claims, and other noncompliant behaviors. She addresses a diverse scope of regulatory questions, advising on compliance-related questions and the development of corporate compliance program infrastructures. Clients also seek Amy’s advice on legal, regulatory, and reimbursement matters arising under the Medicare, Medicaid, and other third-party reimbursement programs. In addition, Amy keeps health-related companies and investors up to date on industry trends and policy developments.
Amy supports each of her clients through their “life cycle” of legal needs and works with many of her clients throughout their phases of growth and evolution. This approach has provided clients with an advantage as they transition into virtual methods of health care delivery and has made Amy a go-to lawyer in telehealth. She helps telehealth clients develop and execute strategies for company structure, development, and growth. Amy also advises telehealth clients on trends and the development of regulatory strategies for growing and expanding telehealth businesses to achieve nationwide footprints.
Clients value Amy’s personable demeanor, patience, and attention to detail, and the way she understands and takes into account their other external (e.g., operational) considerations when providing legal advice.
Amy is the lead author of the firm’s Telemental Health Laws app, a comprehensive survey of state telehealth laws, regulations, and policies for mental and behavioral health practitioners and stakeholders across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. In March 2020, in response to COVID-19, Amy co-authored an update for the app, on regulatory efforts to expand access to telehealth.
Amy is also a co-author of a Bloomberg BNA portfolio publication titled Navigating the Telehealth Landscape: Legal and Regulatory Issues. Since 2018, Amy has guest lectured on digital health law at Cornell Tech.
Before she joined Epstein Becker Green, Amy worked in the health care practice of a large consulting firm. She also worked for a technology company providing customized health care provider profiling / search engines to employer clients.