ATLANTA (December 5) -- Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that partner and co-chair of its Healthcare, Life Sciences and Technology practice, Sidney Welch, will be a featured moderator and panelist at the 12th Annual Washington Health Law Summit sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section in Washington, D.C. on December 8.

Ms. Welch will moderate the panel “What You and Your Clients Should Know about Responding to Ebola and other Health Threats.”  This panel will discuss the laws and public policies that impact emergency preparedness and guide or constrain public or private action.

Ms. Welch will also be joining industry leaders as a panelist on “Aftermath of the ACA: A Game Changer and Structural Reform of the Healthcare Industry.”  This session will explore the implications of the Affordable Care Act for the healthcare industry and discuss emerging models that may dramatically change healthcare in the United States.

The Health Law Section is the voice of the national health law bar within the ABA.  Its nearly 9,500 members from across the United States represent clients in all segments of the health care industry.  To learn more about the 12th Annual Washington Health Law Summit, please click here.

Ms. Welch counsels healthcare, life sciences, and healthcare technology clients in transactional, regulatory, administrative law, and litigation matters on a national basis.  She assists clients in structuring transactions and responding to compliance issues associated with federal and state healthcare laws and regulations; the federal Anti-Kickback Statute; Stark I, II & III; the False Claims Act; HIPAA; Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, voluntary disclosures, and repayments; antitrust laws; and state self-referral, fee splitting, certificate of need, and the corporate practice of medicine laws.

In administrative matters, Ms. Welch works with clients on medical staff bylaws; medical staff hearing and disciplinary matters; credentialing; Medicare and Medicaid investigations, audits and appeals; medical licensure issues; and disputes with and among insurance companies, physicians, and hospitals.

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