Ellyn L. Sternfield, Of Counsel in the Health Law Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C., is participating in a panel discussion at the 16th Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Health Care Law presented by the American Bar Association (ABA). The conference is taking place March 4-7 at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Ms. Sternfield’s panel is entitled, “Whistleblowers, Compliance and Criminal and Civil Liability for Health Care Fraud: Emerging Strategies for Organizational Response to Non-Compliant Conduct, Enforcement Action and Voluntary Disclosure.”
The ABA Health Law Section's Conference on Emerging Issues in Health Care Law covers the most emergent topics facing the health care bar. As the industry undergoes changes and continues to develop with healthcare reform, this conference presents an incredible opportunity to stay ahead of the trends.
Ms. Sternfield has more than 30 years of legal experience, with an extensive background in the field of government health care enforcement. Her experience enables her to provide valuable insight to clients facing potential state or federal investigations, or who have general compliance concerns. Ms. Sternfield currently represents a variety of health care product and service providers in federal and state administrative, civil, and criminal matters around the country. She conducts internal reviews and investigations for clients concerned about potential compliance issues. Ms. Sternfield advises clients on proposed or existing health care business arrangements, especially those involving Medicaid, Medicare, and the 340B Drug Pricing Program. She drafts compliance plans to help insulate clients from future whistleblower claims or enforcement efforts. Ms. Sternfield helps negotiate resolutions of matters brought under federal or state false claims acts.
Attorneys in Mintz Health Law Practice, many of whom have held senior government positions or served as in-house counsel, represent for-profit and non-profit, domestic and international companies in connection with a wide variety of business and legal transactions, challenges and issues that they confront both on a daily basis and in bet-the-company matters. Clients span the full spectrum of the industry, including hospital systems, managed care organizations, laboratories, long-term care providers, durable medical equipment suppliers, behavioral health companies, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, retail pharmacies and pharmacy benefit managers.