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Mintz Attorney Hope S. Foster to Present at AHLA’s Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute

Hope S. Foster, Chair of the Health Care Enforcement Defense Group and Member of the Health Law Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., is speaking at the American Health Lawyers Association’s (AHLA) Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute. The conference will take place February 2-4 at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ms. Foster’s session is entitled, “What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Immediate Jeopardy and Other Hot Topics for Hospital-Based Clinical Laboratories.”

The Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute will focus on legal challenges faced by physicians and their counsel, the legal challenges faced by hospitals and health systems and their counsel, and the legal issues of interest to both segments of the health care delivery system. Some of the topics on this year's program include: hospital physician integration, advising physicians and hospitals in transactions, developments in telemedicine and telehealth, and the corporate practice of medicine.

Ms. Foster represents health care providers, product manufacturers, payors, and investors. She specializes in statutory and regulatory issues affecting the provision of health care services. Her practice includes counseling, structuring, and litigating fraud and abuse issues as well as reimbursement matters. She defends and resolves large, multifaceted federal and state investigations arising under criminal and civil statutes barring, among other things, the submission of false claims and the provision of remuneration to induce referrals. Ms. Foster serves on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

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.