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Allison M. Cohen Joins Baker Donelson's Health Law Group

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Baker Donelson has added Allison M. Cohen to the Firm's Washington, D.C. office as a shareholder in the Baker Ober Health Law Group.

Ms. Cohen's practice focuses on advising academic medical centers, teaching hospitals, community hospitals and health systems, as well as a broad array of other health care organizations on a wide range of Medicare and Medicaid regulatory and compliance issues. She counsels health care organizations with respect to Medicare coverage and reimbursement issues, including those relating to graduate medical education, telemedicine, patient status, billing for inpatient and outpatient services, and complying with various federal fraud and abuse laws and regulations. On behalf of clients, she also interacts with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to obtain regulatory interpretations and policy clarifications, and drafts comment letters for submission to federal administrative bodies.

Ms. Cohen also has experience representing health care organizations in administrative litigation including Provider Reimbursement Review Board (PRRB) appeals. She is very active in providing regulatory counsel with respect to telehealth arrangements. In this area, her practice includes analyzing and structuring telemedicine agreements between hospital systems, practitioners, and other institutional health care providers. She regularly evaluates telemedicine arrangements and provides guidance regarding reimbursement, fraud and abuse, licensure, scope of practice and supervision matters.

William T. "Bill" Mathias, co-chair of the Baker Ober Health Law Group, said, "Allison's experience in areas such as telehealth, hospital reimbursement and academic medical centers is a dynamic complement to our industry-leading health care regulatory practice. Particularly in the area of telemedicine, which has seen exponential growth throughout the current public health emergency, Allison brings an in-depth understanding of regulatory issues that are critical to the continued success of our health care clients in today's industry. We're thrilled to welcome her as a strong addition to the Baker Ober Health Law Group."

Ms. Cohen currently serves as chair of the D.C. Bar Health Law Community's Steering Committee and has served as co-chair of the Heath Law Section New Practitioners Committee. She is also a member of the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia and the American Health Law Association. Ms. Cohen holds an LL.M. with a Health Law & Policy concentration from American University Washington College of Law, earned her J.D. from University of Maryland School of Law, and received a B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University.

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