Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys Stewart Kameen, Jennifer Michael, Neerja Razdan, Danielle Sloane and Julia Tamulis have been appointed to serve as Practice Group Leaders within the American Health Law Association (AHLA). The five attorneys will assume the positions in July 2023 and serve a two-year term. In addition, Cindy Reisz will serve on the AHLA board as Past President through July 2023, following her role as President in 2021. She will remain on the AHLA Nominating Committee of the board for another year. Angela Humphreys serves on the Planning Committee for the Transactions Conference.
Stewart Kameen – Fraud and Abuse Practice Group
Stewart will serve on AHLA’s Fraud and Abuse Practice Group as the Vice Chair of Education. The Fraud and Abuse Practice Group helps members stay informed about fraud and abuse compliance issues and developments in enforcement activity.
Stewart advises healthcare clients on all aspects of federal and state healthcare laws and regulations, with a particular emphasis on fraud and abuse regulatory counseling, corporate compliance, internal investigations and government enforcement actions, qui tam litigation, and transactional matters. Stewart is able to counsel providers drawing on his unique perspective informed by his experience working at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS-OIG). Read more about Stewart’s practice here.
Jennifer Michael – Payers, Plans and Managed Care Practice Group
Jennifer will serve on AHLA’s Payers, Plans, and Managed Care Practice Group as the Vice Chair of Education. This practice group keeps members up to date on all legal issues concerning health plans, insurers, third-party administrators, pharmacy benefit managers, and other hybrid organizations.
Jennifer draws on her experience as the former Chief of the Industry Guidance Branch at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Counsel to the Inspector General (OCIG) to help healthcare providers and life science companies avoid potential fraud and abuse landmines and defend them in fraud and abuse investigations. Jennifer helps clients structure their arrangements to comply with the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), the federal Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) law, and other state and federal fraud and abuse laws and navigate government investigations under the federal False Claims Act (FCA). Read more about Jennifer’s practice here.
Neerja Razdan – Physician Organizations Practice Group
Neerja will serve on AHLA’s Physician Organizations Practice Group as the Vice Chair of Education. The Physician Organizations Practice Group addresses issues encountered in physician-hospital joint ventures and contractual arrangements, credentialing practices, physician group practice structures, compensation methodologies, and the professional liability insurance crisis.
Neerja relies on her in-house experience to provide regulatory, compliance and transactional support to hospitals and health systems, physician organizations, and various other healthcare providers. She counsels on issues related to the Anti-Kickback Statute, physician self-referrals (Stark Law), healthcare marketing rules, corporate compliance, and other related matters. Read more about Neerja’s practice here.
Danielle Sloane – Life Sciences Practice Group
Danielle will serve on AHLA’s Life Sciences Practice Group as the Vice Chair of Education. This practice group keeps its members informed about food and drug law regulations and addresses issues related to third-party payment and reimbursement, products liability, clinical trials, and research.
Danielle advises national life science and healthcare companies as they navigate the complex maze of federal and state healthcare laws and regulations. She helps her clients mitigate legal risk, innovate and achieve regulatory compliance consistent with their business goals. Danielle’s clients range from physician practices, hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers to clinical laboratories, medical device companies and imaging facilities. Learn more about her practice here.
Julia Tamulis – Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group
Julia was reappointed to serve as Chair of the Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group for another year. The Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group addresses the legal, financial, and operational issues raised by healthcare business strategies and transactions from the perspective of hospitals and health systems.
Julia focuses her practice on counseling a diverse range of clients on complex healthcare regulatory issues affecting operations and compliance matters. Julia provides healthcare regulatory guidance to health plans on Medicare Advantage and risk adjustment matters. Read more about Julia’s practice here.
AHLA is the nation’s largest, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field. The organization maintains excellence in health law by educating and connecting the health law community. Read more about the organization here.