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Donn Herring Obtains Favorable Advisory Opinion for Health Care Client

Spencer Fane attorney Donn Herring worked on behalf of a health care industry client to obtain a favorable advisory opinion from the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This opinion provides assurance to the client that its business plans will not be subject to prosecution under the Medicare Anti-Kickback Statute or the patient inducement provisions of the Civil Monetary Penalties Statute.

Spencer Fane Earns 106 Rankings in U.S. News ‘Best Law Firms’ List

Spencer Fane is proud to announce that the firm earned a total of 106 rankings in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list, including 29 Tier 1 regional rankings as well as seven Tier 2 national rankings.

Former Kansas Hospital Association President/CEO Joins Spencer Fane

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce former Kansas Hospital Association (KHA) President/CEO Tom Bell has joined the firm’s Health Care Practice Group as an of counsel attorney in the Overland Park, Kansas, office.

Jim Lodoen, Donn Herring, and Hillary Martel Explain Healthcare Lending and Restructuring

Spencer Fane attorneys Jim Lodoen, Donn Herring, and Hillary Martel recently wrote an article featured in the American Bankers Association (ABA) Banking Journal covering healthcare financing.

Spencer Fane Adds Experienced Health Care Attorney in St. Louis

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Elizabeth “Beth” Siemer has joined the Health Care Practice Group as an of counsel attorney in the firm’s St. Louis office.

Ayesha Mehdi Appointed to Two ABA Leadership Positions

Spencer Fane attorney Ayesha Mehdi was recently appointed as Chair of the Healthcare Fraud and Compliance group and the Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion at the American Bar Association (ABA).

Troy Rackham Appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court’s Standing Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct

The Colorado Supreme Court recently appointed Spencer Fane attorney Troy Rackham to its Standing Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct. In this leadership position, Troy will work with the committee to evaluate, correct, and propose updates to the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct.

Ayesha Mehdi Outlines Compliance and Risk Management in the Medical Spa Industry

Spencer Fane attorney Ayesha Mehdi published an article in Health Care Quarterly focused on the medical spa industry as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bill Hopkins Provides Guidance on how COVID-19 Impacted SNF Population

Spencer Fane attorney Bill Hopkins co-authored an article featured by the American Health Law Association discussing the ways the United States skilled nursing facility (SNF) population was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ayesha Mehdi Selected for Women Who Wow of Las Vegas

Spencer Fane attorney Ayesha Mehdi was recently named to Real Vegas magazine’s Women Who Wow of Las Vegas 2021 list, which recognizes influential women business leaders in the Las Vegas community.

Dale Burrus and Lauren Nelson Examine COVID-19 Impact on Health Care Providers

Spencer Fane attorneys Dale Burrus and Lauren Nelson recently joined the American Health Law Association podcast as featured guests to discuss how the pandemic has impacted health care professionals.

Ayesha Mehdi and John Mowbray Named 2021 Leading Lawyers

Spencer Fane attorneys Ayesha Mehdi and John Mowbray were recognized by Real Vegas magazine as 2021 Leading Lawyers of Las Vegas.

Ellen E. Stewart Named Denver Top Lawyer by 5280

Spencer Fane attorney Ellen E. Stewart was recently featured on the 5280 Denver’s Top Lawyer 2020 list.

Ayesha Mehdi Provides Guidance on the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute

Spencer Fane attorney Ayesha Mehdi recently wrote an article for Clark County Bar Association’s Communiqué magazine covering the ongoing enforcement policies of the federal Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hopkins Joins Spencer Fane as Health Care Partner in Austin

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce Bill Hopkins has joined the Health Care practice group as a partner in the firm’s Austin office.

Spencer Fane Earns 102 Rankings in U.S. News Best Law Firms List

Spencer Fane is proud to announce that the firm earned a total of 102 rankings in the 2021 edition of U.S. News and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list, including 36 Tier 1 regional rankings as well as six Tier 2 national rankings.

Ayesha Mehdi Named Vice Chair of ABA Health Law Diversity Committee

Spencer Fane attorney Ayesha Mehdi was recently appointed to two positions within the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section.

Ayesha Mehdi Leads in ABA Health Law Section

Spencer Fane attorney Ayesha Mehdi was recently reappointed by the ABA (American Bar Association) as a Health Law Section leader. Ayesha will serve as Vice Chair of the Healthcare Fraud & Compliance interest group.

The Need for Ethics Committees in Hospitals – Laura Bond and Donn Herring Explain

Spencer Fane attorneys Laura Bond and Donn Herring recently published an article for the American Health Law Association on the need for ethics committees during the current global health crisis.

Spencer Fane Adds Partner in Dallas with Strong Government Background

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that Sean McKenna has joined the firm as a partner in its Dallas office. He will be a part of the Health Care and Litigation practice groups.

Spencer Fane Again Expands Houston Office with Addition of 7 Attorneys

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of seven attorneys, including four partners, in the firm’s Houston office. Ruthie White and DeAndrea C. Washington are partners who will strengthen the Labor and Employment practice group, while partners E. Dale Burrus and Lauren M. Nelson and associates Colin Goodman, Adam Jourdane and Kristen Petry will significantly grow the Health Care practice.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Mehdi to Health Care Practice in Las Vegas

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of partner Ayesha Mehdi to the Health Care practice group in the firm’s Las Vegas office.

Spencer Fane Welcomes 4 New Associate Attorneys

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce the addition of four new associates to the firm’s offices in Kansas City, Missouri and Overland Park, Kansas. All four recently served as summer associates and now join the firm in a full-time capacity.

Patrick Lawhon (Business Transactions), Kyle Klucas (Litigation) and Taylor Chase (Business Transactions and Financial Services) will be in the Kansas City office, while Shannon Bond joins the Health Care practice in Overland Park.

Stacy Harper to Present on Insights Gained from Forest Park Anti-Kickback Case

Spencer Fane attorney Stacy Harper will conduct four upcoming presentations on insights gained from the Forest Park Anti-Kickback case.

Julie Roth Article on Risks of Pager Use Published in Journal of AHIMA

Spencer Fane attorney Julie Roth recently published an article in Journal of American Health Information Management Association on the potential privacy issues associated with pager use in hospitals.

Blane Markley Interview by Kansas City Business Journal on KU Health System Expansion

Spencer Fane attorney Blane Markley was recently interviewed by the Kansas City Business Journal in an article discussing the expansion of the University of Kansas Health system throughout the state of Kansas.

“Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 59 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 59 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas.

Julie Roth Offers Guidance on Security Implications of Hospital Pager Use

Spencer Fane attorney Julie Roth was recently interviewed for an article in The Kansas City Star that investigated the concern that pagers used by medical staff in hospitals may lack the security mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Stacy Harper Presents at AAPC Healthcon

Spencer Fane attorney Stacy Harper recently presented at Healthcon, the AAPC’s national conference, to provide guidance on legal issues related to the health care industry.

Ellen Stewart Shares Legal Insights at Healthcare Reimbursement Summit

Spencer Fane LLP Partner Ellen Stewart presented “Healthcare Law Update” at EKS&H’s 2018 Healthcare Reimbursement Summit.

Spencer Fane Welcomes Mark Cole to Health Care Practice

Spencer Fane LLP is pleased to announce that Mark Cole has joined the firm’s Health Care practice as Of Counsel in Overland Park, Kan.

Stacy Harper Presents at Two Healthcare Conferences in November

At the Missouri Society of Healthcare Attorneys annual meeting in November, Spencer Fane attorney Stacy Harper provided insight to attorneys for healthcare providers regarding when they can and cannot disclose protected health information to business associates. Topics included risk analysis, responses to violations or breaches, and the questions attorneys need to ask themselves to determine whether or not a vendor is an “associate.”

Julie Roth to Provide Insights on EMTALA at Kansas Hospital Association Noon Briefing December 6

Spencer Fane Partner Julie Roth will provide an overview of hospitals’ obligations under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) to hospital senior-level administrators, attorneys, clinical management, and risk and quality managers at an upcoming Kansas Hospital Assocation (KHA) Noon Briefing webinar:

Wednesday, December 6
Noon – 1:00 pm
Register here: https://registration.kha-net.org/

Ellen Stewart Updates AAPC Members on Issues in Medical Coding

At a recent AAPC meeting in Colorado, Ellen Stewart updated attendees on benefits plans and ERISA issues as they relate to medical coding.

Spencer Fane Grows Health Care Practice with Addition of 6 Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce the addition of Partners Brett Bogan, Donn Herring, Andy Ramirez, Julie Roth, and Of Counsel Stacy Harper and Reed Williams to the firm’s Health Care practice effective October 16, 2017.

“Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes 58 Spencer Fane Attorneys

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce that 58 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Attorneys are recognized in their respective practice areas ranging from white collar criminal defense and environmental litigation to bankruptcy and tax law.

Blane Markley Interviewed About the Complexity of Closing St. Francis Hospital

With the recent news about the potential closing of St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, Kansas, The Topeka Capital-Journal interviewed Spencer Fane Partner Blane Markley about the process of closing a hospital.

Ellen Stewart Conducts Healthcare Financial Management Seminar

Spencer Fane Partner Ellen Stewart recently conducted a 2-day seminar providing in-depth education for Healthcare Financial Management Association (FHMA) members.

Spencer Fane Partner Ellen Stewart’s Healthcare Law Class Featured in Law Week Colorado

In a recent article in Law Week Colorado, Ellen Stewart was interviewed about the Health Care Law class she’s teaching at University of Denver Sturm College of Law, its first ever on the subject.

Laura Bond Elected to REACH Board of Directors

The REACH Healthcare Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to improving health care access and quality for poor and medically underserved individuals through financial support of programs and initiatives, has elected Spencer Fane attorney Laura Bond to its Board of Directors.

Laura Bond Provides Insights on Contracts for Home Health Agencies

Laura Bond was recently interviewed for an article written for Home Health Line, a newsletter focused on regulatory news, benchmarks and best practices for home care agencies.

Spencer Fane Expands Health Care, Real Estate and Municipal Practices

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce the addition of five attorneys to its Municipal, Health Care and Real Estate groups.

Spencer Fane Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2014 Missouri, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska Super Lawyers®

Spencer Fane congratulates 44 of our attorneys selected for inclusion in 2014 Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska Super Lawyers®. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Attorneys are selected for inclusion by their peers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.