Emily leads the firm’s healthcare section, one of the largest in Louisiana. She represents healthcare providers in a wide range of issues including routine operational matters, regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, licensing, provider enrollment, contracting, joint ventures, and healthcare transactions including hospital/physician integration. Emily’s clients range from Fortune 500 companies to individual healthcare professionals and include hospitals and health systems, surgery centers, pharmacies, physicians and their practices, healthcare management and consulting companies, and other healthcare providers.
Emily advises her clients on healthcare matters such as Stark and anti-kickback laws, EMTALA, HCQIA, state licensing regulations, Conditions of Participation, and other similar requirements. She assists providers who are seeking a new license, revising an existing license or buying or selling a facility. Additionally, she represents providers under scrutiny from licensing and certification agencies and before their state licensing boards. She also represents providers in collection suits and in recoupment actions initiated by payors.
Emily has held leadership positions with the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Health Law Section, the Louisiana Law Institute, and Baton Rouge Bar Association. She is a frequent speaker and author on healthcare issues for the Louisiana Hospital Association and the American Health Lawyer’s Association.