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October 2016 Issue, Volume 10, Number 1

AHLA's Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law (Journal) is a free benefit for members. The Journal brings you in-depth analysis 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, identify topics they view as critical and review all articles. 


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What’s new in the latest issue:

Brief Insights:
Escobar Appears to Open the Door to More "Materially" False Claims by Robert W. Miller Read Now

Escobar Gives Defendants New Means to Combat Implied Certification Claims by James F. Hansen Read Now

The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Program: Bundle of Joy? by Robert D. Stone Read Now 

It’s Time for CMS and Congress to Review Outdated Medicare and Medicaid Provisions by Michael H. Cook Read Now

Notes and Comments:
Looking Past MACRA’s Details: Key Long-Term Changes Ahead for Providers by Charles B. Oppenheim and Kelly A. Carroll Read Now

Do Charitable Hospitals Have to Participate in Medicaid Post-ACA? by Douglas M. Mancino Read Now

Practice Resources:
Select Issues in Negotiating Drug Pricing and Reimbursement Contracts by Lee H. Rosebush and Lindsay P. Holmes Read Now
Meaningful Use Audits: Preparation is the Best Representation by Steven J. Fox and Cynthia A. Haines Read Now
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AHLA's Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law has been cited in numerous publications, including these since 2015:

American Criminal Law Review
Indiana Health Law Review
University of Baltimore Law Review
Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology
American Journal of Law & Medicine
Arizona Law Review
Berkeley Technology Law Journal
Boston College Law Review
Cardozo Law Review & de novo
Duquesne Business Law Journal
Emory Law Journal
Food and Drug Law Journal
Fordham Law Review
Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy
Hastings Law Journal
Health Matrix
Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy
Journal of Health & Biomedical Law
Journal of Health Care Law & Policy


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 (214) 456-7705 Email
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Lucy C. Hodder Member University of New Hampshire (603) 513-5212 Email
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Travis Grainger Lloyd Member Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP (615) 252-2306 Email
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Holley Thames Lutz Member Dentons US LLP (202) 408-6836 Email
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Thomas Mayo Member Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (214) 768-3767 Email
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Jordan K. Paradise Member Seton Hall University School of Law Faculty (973) 642-8825 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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