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Mintz Attorneys Ellen L. Janos and Julie E. Korostoff to Present at American Telemedicine Association Annual International Meeting & Trade Show

Ellen L. Janos, a Member of the Health Law Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., and Julie E. Korostoff, a Member of the firm’s Technology Transactions Practice, will speak at the 2014 American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Annual International Meeting & Trade Show.  The conference is being held May 17-20 in Baltimore, Maryland where more than 6000 telemedicine professionals are expected to share best practices, outcomes, business models and the latest technology. 

Ms. Janos and Ms. Korostoff, who lead Mintz Health IT initiatives, will participate in a panel discussion entitled, "Legal and Contract Issues That Impact the Development and Implementation of a Successful Telemedicine Program." Also participating in the panel are Natasa Sokolovich, Executive Director, Telemedicine,  University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Terrence Lewis, Associate Counsel, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Additionally, Ms. Korostoff will give a presentation entitled, "IT Contracting for Telemedicine: Protect the Bottom-line by Anticipating Legal and Contract Pitfalls."

For 19 years, the ATA Annual International Meeting & Trade Show has been the premier forum for healthcare professionals and entrepreneurs in the telemedicine, telehealth and mHealth industry. ATA 2014 will feature educational seminars that provide training, information and updates on issues vital to the practice and industry of telemedicine.  The courses and peer-reviewed sessions offer everything one needs to know to start a telemedicine service, grow a program and make informed clinical and business decisions.

Ms. Janos specializes in providing regulatory and strategic advice to health care providers and payors of all types, including hospitals, managed care organizations, long-term care facilities, pharmacies, pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, telemedicine providers, and urgent care and retail health clinics. She also represents companies doing business with, and investing in, health care providers. Ms. Janos’ practice focuses on internet based health initiatives, electronic health records, and HIPAA-related privacy and security matters. She also advises on Medicare, Medicaid, and third-party payor audits, regulatory compliance, corporate practice of medicine, and hospital/physician relationships, including compliance with the state and federal anti-kickback laws and the Stark Law.

Ms. Korostoff regularly represents clients in the acquisition, licensing, and disposition of technology and other intellectual property assets. In the health care industry, she represents clients facing specific security, HIPAA, FDA, and other regulatory challenges. She has represented companies selling technology systems and medical devices to hospitals, health plans, physician practice groups, and other health-related entities as well as hospitals and other health-related organizations that are procuring technology systems and related services. Ms. Korostoff’s experience includes advising clients on issues relating to the commercial use of data arising from the use of technology systems and medical devices.

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.