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Mintz/ML Strategies Representatives to Speak at AHLA’s Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues

Thomas S. Crane, a Member of the Health Law Practice of Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C., Ellyn L. Sternfield, Of Counsel in the firm’s Health Law Practice, and Andrew J. Shin, Director of Health Care Policy & Life Sciences at Mintz’s consulting affiliate, ML Strategies, are speaking at the Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues presented by the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). The conference is taking place March 25-27 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.

Mr. Crane is participating in a panel discussion entitled, “Hot Topics in Overpayments and Stark Self-Disclosures,” on Thursday, March 26.

Ms. Sternfield is participating in a panel discussion entitled, “The 340B Program: Overview, Compliance, and What to Expect in the Year Ahead,” on Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 26.

Mr. Shin is moderating a panel discussion entitled, “The Medicare Shared Savings Program—Lessons from the Past, for the Present, and into the Future,” on Thursday, March 26. 

AHLA’s Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues is the most comprehensive program available on legal issues related to reimbursement. Leading experts, including many officials from CMS, will present on topics such as recent developments in fraud and abuse enforcement, the 340B program, provider-based status, under arrangements, enrollment, and related Medicare requirements, cutting edge stark issues, overpayments and disclosures, and many more.

Mr. Crane is nationally recognized for his experience with fraud and abuse. Practicing in Boston and Washington, DC, he advises national and local clients on structuring complex strategic affiliation arrangements and transactions to comply with the applicable fraud and abuse laws as well as the variety of other regulatory requirements to meet today’s health reform challenges. . His work in defending clients against anti-kickback, Stark Law, false claims, and whistleblower allegations includes litigation, internal investigations, self-disclosures, and negotiating settlements and Corporate Integrity Agreements (CIAs).

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.

Mr. Shin leverages his broad experience in the public and private sectors and provides strategic counsel to for-profit and non-profit organizations, multi-stakeholder coalitions, trade groups, and professional societies that are seeking to shape the regulatory, legislative, and business landscape around health care services, payment, quality, and innovation.

Attorneys in Mintz’s 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.