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Legal Insights and Perspectives for the Healthcare Industry

Healthcare partners Al Shay and Howard Young and associate Jake Harper recently contributed to the Health Care Compliance Legal Issues Manual, a publication by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA).

The latest edition of AHLA’s Health Care Compliance Legal Issues Manual gives readers an up-to-date look at issues critical to healthcare compliance, including tips for conducting internal investigations; audit basics; overviews of the False Claims Act, Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback Statute; healthcare privacy; and more.

Al contributed to Chapter 7, which discusses attorney-client privilege and the confidentiality of records, emphasizing the importance of understanding the applicable ethical and legal requirements governing the legal advice given by lawyers to healthcare clients in an environment of increasing regulation. Howard and Jake co-authored two chapters: Chapter 4 focuses on exclusion screening and the effect of exclusion on healthcare providers, employee screening requirements for long-term-care employees who provide direct patient care, and certain relevant case law; and in Chapter 5, Howard and Jake focus on the Medicare enrollment process and the authority under which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services levies Medicare billing revocations.

AHLA is the leading association devoted to healthcare law with a commitment to educating its members through conferences, webinars, and publications. Many of our healthcare lawyers partner with AHLA on these various educational opportunities. We will be out at the 2019 AHLA Annual Meeting in Boston next month—will you?