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The Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law (Journal) is a free benefit for AHLA members. The Journal is dedicated to bringing you critical practical information that will help you advise your clients in the ever-changing world of health and life sciences law. The Journal's editorial board, veteran members of the profession from the ranks of private practitioners, law school professors, and in house counsel, review all articles and assist in developing topics that they view as critical. 

The Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law has been cited in numerous publications, including these since 2014:

Harvard Journal on Legislation
Stanford Technology Law Review
Boston University Journal of Science & Technology Law
Tulane Journal of Technology & Intellectual Property
American Journal of Law & Medicine
Journal of Health Care Law & Policy
Elder Law Journal
Vanderbilt University Law School Journal of Health Care Law & Policy
Health Matrix: Journal of Law Medicine
Virginia Journal of Social Policy & the Law
Hastings Law Journal
Arizona Law Review
George Mason Law Review
The Yale Law Journal Forum
William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal
Members can access issues of the Journal back through October 2008 at To browse from your desktop, click the "back issues" tab on the left of every issue. To search, select the "search" tab. Our interactive online format also allows readers to click through citations to access additional resources.
What’s New in the October issue? 
The Wide World of Narrow Networks: How Health Care Providers Can Adapt and Succeed.
Equip providers with essential tools to successfully navigate the narrow network environment, using the strategies outlined here. READ MORE
A “Whole” New World: Hospital–Physician Alignment After the Affordable Care Act.
Advise clients of the associated risks and assist them in structuring arrangements to protect against triggering scrutiny under the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute. READ MORE
Arbitration: Clause Drafting Guidance Under the AHLA Rules and Suggestions on Selecting an Arbitrator.
Follow this drafting guidance to avoid client dissatisfaction, increased time and expense, and a greater likelihood of an appeal after arbitration. READ MORE
Resolving Medicare Advantage Inpatient-Observation Disputes Absent Coherent Law.
Assist hospitals in drafting provider agreements that establish deference afforded to the admitting physician, third-party admission criteria, and the standard of review. READ MORE
With Brief Insights on key issues:
Should False Claims Act relators be compelled to arbitrate? READ MORE
What’s in store for the whole hospital exception? READ MORE
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Editorial Board Members

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Cynthia F. Wisner Editor-in-Chief Trinity Health (734) 343-1139 Email
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Elise D. Brennan Member Conner & Winters LLP (918) 586-8585 Email
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Michael H. Cook Member Liles Parker PLLC (202) 298-8750 Email
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Richard G. Cowart Member Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC (615) 726-5660 Email
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Lawrence L. Foust Member Children's Health System of Texas (214) 456-7705 Email
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Jennifer S. Geetter Member McDermott Will & Emery LLP (202) 756-8205 Email
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Joel M. Hamme Member Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC (202) 872-6761 Email
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Holley Thames Lutz Member Dentons US LLP (202) 408-6836 Email
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Thomas Mayo Member SMU/Dedman School of Law (214) 768-3767 Email
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Dorthula H. Powell-Woodson Member Wiley Rein LLP (202) 719-7150 Email
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Cynthia Ransburg-Brown Member The University of Alabama System 205-975-4844 Email
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Susan O. Scheutzow Member Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL (216) 736-7228 Email
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Paul W. Shaw Member Verrill Dana LLP (617) 274-2860 Email
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Richard F. Tompkins Member First Chesapeake Group Inc (410) 991-9327 Email

Staff Liaisons

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Cynthia M. Conner Staff Liaison American Health Lawyers Association (202) 833-0755 Email

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AHLA encourages attorneys and others with expertise in the area of health and life sciences law to consider submitting a manuscript for publication in the Journal. If your office has recently prepared a substantial legal memorandum, brief, or presentation on a healthcare legal topic of current interest, you can submit that work to the Journal for review.

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