Elizabeth has extensive experience in managed care arrangements, state and federal healthcare initiatives, and healthcare regulatory matters, representing hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare providers and provider networks, health plans, insurance carriers, pharmacies, drug manufacturers, and employers. Elizabeths practice focuses on the following areas influencing the healthcare industry: federal reform, managed care transactions and disputes; reimbursement under commercial and governmental programs; legislative and rulemaking initiatives; licensure and certification by the Texas Department of Insurance; third party reimbursement matters; workers compensation reform legislation and rulemaking; health research; discount policies; federal and state law privacy issues; governmental contracting and compliance issues; participation in the managed Medicare and Medicaid programs, including STAR and STAR+PLUS, the Texas Vendor Drug Program and Medicare Part D; regulation and reimbursement of drugs and medical devices; regulation of health plans, insurance, and workers compensation carriers; regulation and compliance of integrated delivery systems, including academic medical centers; and state and federal regulatory filings including certification and licensure of health plans and providers. Elizabeth devotes a substantial portion of her practice representing clients in healthcare legislative and regulatory initiatives and analyzing emerging state and federal health law issues, which currently include the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) including federal stimulus funding, state and federal health and payment reform, HIPAA, health information technology (HIT) issues, and the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act. Elizabeth is a frequent speaker and panelist at various continuing education and professional development programs for the healthcare industry.Elizabeth received her B.A. with high honors and J.D. with honors from The University of Texas and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Health Law Council of the State Bar of Texas.
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