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Mintz Attorney Karen Lovitch to Present Health Care Compliance Association Webinar on Laboratory Compliance

Karen Lovitch, Practice Leader of the Health Law Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., will present a Health Care Compliance Association webinar entitled, “Hot Topics in Laboratory Compliance,” on Wednesday, April 8.

Ms. Lovitch and her co-speaker, Rob Rossi, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Calloway Laboratories, will offer legal guidance while taking into account the operational and business challenges laboratories face in today’s health care enforcement environment. Ms. Lovitch and Mr. Rossi will explore the legal and business risks presented by interactions with health care professionals and other sales and marketing activities, as well as the risks related to out-of-network status, including the collection of amounts owed by patients.

Ms. Lovitch’s practice involves counseling health care clients on regulatory, transactional, and operational issues, including Medicare coverage and reimbursement, the development and implementation of health care compliance programs, and licensure and certification matters. In addition, Ms. Lovitch advises clients on the legal, practical, and fraud and abuse implications of business arrangements and sales and marketing practices. Her experience includes matters related to the anti-kickback statute, the Stark law, state statutes prohibiting kickbacks and self-referrals, and the federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act.

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.