Overview

Jane Pine Wood serves as Counsel in McDonald Hopkins' national Healthcare Practice Group. She has 36 years of experience representing clinical and anatomic laboratories, hospitals, health systems, physicians, imaging centers, home health agencies, mental health providers, clinics, other healthcare providers, and professional societies in corporate, regulatory, reimbursement, contractual, and other matters. 

Jane was previously a Member at McDonald Hopkins, and returned to the firm in 2024 after serving for almost eight years as Chief Legal Counsel for BioReference Health, LLC, the fourth largest laboratory in the United States. She was recruited to this executive leadership role to establish the Legal and Compliance Departments and serve on the Executive Committee. In addition to her Chief Legal Counsel role, Jane served as Chief Compliance Officer from 2016 to 2017, served as head of the Payer Relations Department from 2016 through 2018, and then reassumed leadership of the department in January 2023. During her time at BioReference Health, Jane oversaw a pandemic expansion from approximately 4,000 employees to over 8,000 employees, as well as post-pandemic repositioning. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she was responsible for the negotiation of approximately 1,000 COVID-19 testing contracts, including contracts to provide testing for the State New York, the State of New Jersey, the cities of New York, Houston and Miami, Miami-Dade County, the NFL, the NBA, the WNBA, MLS, MLB, PGA and the U.S. Olympics.

During her original time at McDonald Hopkins, Jane served on the firm's Board of Directors and was instrumental in building one of the largest laboratory and pathology client bases in the nation. She also previously served as an associate attorney at a Nashville-based law firm and was a member of the Board of Directors of Emmaus Medical, Inc. from 2020 to 2022.

Honors & Recognition

2018 Finalist, NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year

2015 Association of Pathology Chairs Friends of Pathology Award

2010 ASCP Patients’ Advocate Award

Selected for inclusion in Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2005)

  • Listed as Top 50 Female Lawyer

Credentials

Education

Vanderbilt University School of Law, J.D.

Texas A&M University, B.A., summa cum laude 

Admissions – State

Professional & Civic

Professional Activities

Massachusetts Bar Association

American Health Lawyers Association

Community Involvement

Cape Cod Hospital Ethics Committee (1993 to present)

Cape Cod Hospital Institutional Review Board (2016 to present)

Board of Directors, New York State Clinical Laboratory Association (2017 to 2024)

Board of Directors, American Pathology Foundation (2017 to present)

News & Insights

External News & Publications

“Risky Hospital Laboratory Billing Arrangements: A Sad Tale of Greed and Its Consquences for Small Hospitals and Their Communities”, Journal of Health Law and Life Sciences Law, October 2019.

“Opportunities for Academic Pathology: The Thoughts and Perspectives of a Legal Observer”, Academic Pathology, Volume 3:  1-7, 2016.

Coauthor/Coeditor, “Pathology Practice Management”, Springer International Publishing 2016.

“Fraud & Abuse Risk in Marketing Lab Services”, Medical Lab Management, March-April 2014.

Coauthor, “Dermatology and Pathology Arrangements: Navigating the Compliance Risks”, Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 32, No. 4, December 2013.

“Avert Liability Risk for EHR Donations”, MedicalLab Management, September-October 2013.

Coauthor, “Donations of Electronic Health Records Technology: Is it Still Safe to Take Advantage of the Federal Safe Harbor?”, G2 Intelligence Report, April 2013.

“Negotiating Complex Legal and Compliance Issues in Contractual Relationships Between Hospitals and Hospital-Based Pathologists”, G‑2 Intelligence Lab Compliance Essentials, April 2013.

“Legal Issues for Pathologists”, Advances in Anatomic Pathology, November 2011.

“New Restriction on Billing for Anatomic Pathology Services”, Washington Healthcare News, July 2011.

“Ins and Outs, Plus Doubts, About TC/PC Setups”, CAP Today, August 2010.

“Sailing Safely Through EMR Software Donations”, CAP Today, July 2010.

“Can Labs Give EMR Software to Referring Physicians?”, Medical Laboratory Observer, June 2010.

“Stark and Anti-Kickback Laws Limit Lab-Marketing Methods”, Medical Laboratory Observer, May 2010.

Coauthor, “2009 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Revises Anti-Markup Rule”, G-2 Compliance Report, January 2009.

Coauthor, “Changes to Standard United Healthcare Participating Provider Agreement,” American Pathology Review, Spring 2006.

Coauthor, “New OIG Compliance Guidance Regarding Arrangements Between Hospitals and Hospital-Based Physicians,” American Pathology Review, Fall 2005.

Coauthor, “New OIG Advisory Opinion Regarding Condo/Pod Laboratories,” APF Review, Spring 2005.

Coauthor, “New OIG Advisory Opinion Regarding Free Services,” APF Review, Spring 2005.

Coauthor, “Colleagues or Competitors: How Can Pathologists and Urologists Work Together,” Massachusetts Society of Pathologists newsletter, April 2005.

“Indictment Alleging that Certain Marketing Activities Violate the Medicare and Medicaid Anti-Kickback Law,” American Pathology Review, Winter 2004.

“Professional Component Billing Facts,” Florida Pathology Today, Fall 2004.

Coauthor, “Indictment Alleges Certain Marketing Activities Violate Medicare/Medicaid Anti-Kickback Law,” Florida Pathology Today, Fall 2004.

“OIG Proposed Compliance Guidance for Hospitals”, American Pathology Review, Summer 2004.

Coauthor, “Specialty Histology Laboratories”, Medical Laboratory Observer, 2004.

Coauthor, “Fraud and Abuse Compliance Risks for Pathologists in Their Business Relationships with Hospitals”, G-2 Compliance Perspectives, 2004.

“Discounted Account Billing and Markup”, American Pathology Review, Winter 2003.

“HIPAA Issues for Pathologists”, Massachusetts Society of Pathologists Newsletter, September 2003.

“HIPAA Issues for Pathologists” and “Response to Payment for Physician Administrative Services”, American Pathology Review, Summer 2003.

Coauthor, “Central States vs. Florida Society of Pathologists” and “Critical Issues in Professional Component of Clinical Pathology Billing”, American Pathology Review, Fall 2002.

“HIPAA Relevant Opinions”, American Pathology Review, Fall 2002.

Coauthor, “Critical Issues in Professional Component Billing”, On the Pathology Scene, a publication of the Illinois Society of Pathologists, Fall 2002.

“Opinion of the AMA Regarding Markups of Purchased Pathology Services”, American Pathology Review, Summer 2002.

“New Medical Privacy Rules”, On the Pathology Scene, a publication of the Illinois Society of Pathologists, Volume 12, Number 2, Fall 2001.

Outpatient Pathology Services”, On the Pathology Scene, a publication of the Illinois Society of Pathologists, Volume 11, Number 2, Fall 2000.

Coauthor, “Group Effort: Radiology/Hospital Contracts”, ADVANCE for Administrators in Radiology and Radiation Oncology, October 2000.

“Discounted Account Billing for Pathology and Laboratory Services”, American Pathology Review, Spring 2000.

How Pathology Groups Can Safeguard Their Interests”, Washington G-2 Reports, April 1999.

Coauthor, “Successful Hospital & Pathology Group Contracts”, Washington G-2 Reports, in association with the Clinical Laboratory Management Association, Summer 1998.

Coauthor, “The Hanlester Decision: An Expansion of the Anti-kickback Statute”, Southgate Lab News, Vol.4, No.3, December 1991.

Coauthor, “The Stark Legislation, the Inspector General’s Safe Harbor Regulations, and the Shell Laboratory Law: What They Mean for Pathologists and Laboratories”, American Pathology Review, April/May 1990.

“Impact Fees in Tennessee, a Public and Private Partnership”, Memphis State University Law Review, Vol. 18, No. 4, Summer 1988.

Events

Speaking Engagements

“Legal Update for Pathologists and Laboratories”, American Pathology Foundation National Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 15, 2023.

Panelist, “Hot Topics in Lab Marketing and Compliance”, American Health Lawyers Association Webinar, July 20, 2022.

Panelist, “Payment Threats: Current Issues … And Are There Answers”, College of American Pathologists Spring 2022 House of Delegates, Washington, DC, April 30, 2022.

“New for 2022: Current Legal Issues”,  American Pathology Foundation Coding and Practice Management Seminar, December 15, 2021.

“Hidden Legal Traps for the Unwary”, American Pathology Foundation Coding and Practice Management Webinar, September 30, 2021.

“Legal and Compliance Updates for 2021”, American Pathology Foundation Coding and Practice Management Seminar, April 1, 2021.

Panelist, “Stark and AKS Reform – Insights for Labs”, American Clinical Laboratory Association Annual Meeting, March 10, 2021.

Panelist, “Prepare Your Lab for Double the Regulatory, Compliance and Managed Care Risk in 2021”, The Dark Report, December 10, 2020.

Panelist, “How to Avoid Legal and Ethical Pitfalls as a Genetic Counselor”, GeneDx webinar, June 24, 2020.

Panelist, “Global Privacy Laws and Genetic Companies: Solutions to Compliance Challenges”, Privacy + Security Forum, May 8, 2020.

Panelist, “Current Issues in Laboratory Compliance”, American Clinical Laboratory Association 2020 Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., March 4, 2020.

“Perspectives on Streamlining the Approach to Prior Authorization”, Q1 Productions 15th Semi-Annual Diagnostic Coverage & Reimbursement Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, December 3, 2019.

“How to Avoid Legal and Ethical Pitfalls as a Genetic Counselor”, National Society of Genetic Counselors Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 7, 2019.

“Academic Outreach Programs” and “Legal Update”, Association of Pathology Chair 2019 Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, July 23 and 24, 2019.

“Federal Health Care Laws Take Center Stage”, Laboratory Economics Webinar, March 27, 2019.

“Clinical Labs”, American Health Lawyers Association Fraud and Compliance Forum, Baltimore, Maryland, September 27, 2018.

“Challenges of Hospital-Based Compensation Arrangements”, American Bar Association Webinar, June 28, 2018.

“Surviving Payor Audits, Disputes and Recoupment Actions”, New York State Clinical Laboratory Association, Tarrytown, New York, May 7, 2018.

“Ethical and Legal Implications”, The Human Genetics Association of New Jersey, Morristown, New Jersey, May 8, 2018.

“Current Issues in Clinical Lab and Pathology Law, Compliance, Managed Care Contracting and More”, The Dark Report Executive War College, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1, 2018.

“Lab and Path – The Ins and Outs”, California Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, November 30, 2017.

“Pathology Practice Forum”, College of American Pathologists Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., October 7, 2017.

“Clinical Laboratories: Under the Government’s Microscope”,  American Health Lawyers Association Annual Fraud and Abuse Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, October 5 and 6, 2017.

“Legal Updates for Pathologists: What You Need to Know to Stay Ahead in 2017” and “How Can Washington Work for You? A Discussion of Federal Healthcare Policies and their Impact on Laboratory Medicine”,  American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, September 5 and 6, 2017.

“Clinical Laboratories”, American Health Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, June 26 and 28, 2017.

“Preparing for the Financial Impact of PAMA”, The Dark Report Executive War College, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2, 2017.

“How to Reduce Your Risk of HIPAA Rule Violations and Avoid Thousands in Fines and Penalties or Other Damaging Action by the OCR", Pathology Webinars, February 9, 2017. 

“Preparing For 2017's Tougher Lab Regulations” and “New Legal Issues: What Every Lab and Pathology Group Needs to Know,” The Dark Report Webinar. October 12, 2016.

“Ensuring Compliance for PAMA Reimbursement Protocols for Clinical Laboratory Tests”, Q1 Productions Webinar, September 21, 2016.

“Legal Updates for Pathologists: What You Need to Know Now to Stay Ahead in 2017”, American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 14-16, 2016.

“Complying with Medicare’s New Market-Based Lab Payment Mandate”, Laboratory Economics Webinar, July 7, 2016.

“Understanding the New Ways that Payers and Labs are Interacting as Healthcare Transforms, Different Payment Models Emerge, and Genetic Testing Creates New Opportunities to Improve Patient Outcomes”, “Is Private Practice Pathology Under Siege? Emerging Trends in Today’s Market that Inform Pathology’s Evolution as Healthcare Embraces Integrated Care, Precision Medicine, and Use of Genetic Testing” and “Latest Developments in Payer Contracting, Audits of Lab Providers, Compliance, and Legal Matters”, The Dark Report Executive War College, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 26-27, 2016.

“Preparing for the Next Round of Laboratory Payer Audits”, Q1 Productions 8th Semi-Annual Diagnostic Coverage & Reimbursement Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, December 7, 2015.

“Pitfalls of Compliance Interventions – Areas to Avoid”, California Society of Pathologists 68th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 4, 2015.

“Update on Government and Private Payor Audits: Prepare your Lab with the Newest Audit Tactics, as Payers Tighten the Audit Noose on Larger Numbers of Labs”, The Dark Report Webinar, October 21, 2015.

“Getting your Lab Ready to Hand Over Private Payer Payment Data to CMS”, Laboratory Economics Teleconference, October 22, 2015.

“Minimizing Legal and Compliance Risks in Lab and Pathology Arrangements”, G2 Intelligence Lab Institute 2015, Washington, DC, October 14, 2015.

“Legal Issues and Perspectives” and “Legal and Regulatory Update in Pathology”, Association of Pathology Chairs 2015 Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, July 14-17, 2015.

“Navigating Compliance Risks in Client Bill Arrangements”, Laboratory Economics Teleconference, May 21, 2015.

“New Business Opportunities in Molecular Diagnostics and Genetic Testing for Lab Owners and Investors – Emerging Enforcement and Audit Trends by Government and Private Payers” and “Legal and Compliance Update: New Developments in Out-of-Network Billing, More Payer Audits of Medical Necessity and Increased Federal Compliance Efforts…Just for Starters!”, The Dark Report Executive War College, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 5-6, 2015.

“Pathology Compliance, Legal & Regulatory Update”, American Pathology Foundation Pathology Coding & Practice Management, Atlanta, Georgia, April 10, 2015.

“OIG Special Fraud Alert Update”, Premier Source DxConference, Washington, D.C., March 24, 2015.

“Preparing Your Lab for the Next Round of Payer Audits: Emerging Issues with Out-of-Network Billing, Medical Necessity, and Other Payer Concerns”, The Dark Report Webinar, February 24, 2015.

“Bundling Payment for Hospital Outpatient Services: Don't Let Your Lab Get Squeezed Out in 2015 and Beyond”, G2 Intelligence Audio Conference, January 13, 2015.

“Legal Updates for Pathologists: What Do I Have to Worry About Now?” and “Emerging Issues in Hospital Contract and Payor Contract Negotiations”, Arizona Society of Pathologists Fall Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona, November 8, 2014.

“The Jagged Legal Landscape in U.S. Anatomic Pathology”, Israel Association of Pathologists, Jerusalem, Israel, October 28, 2014.

“Key Legal and Financial Considerations in Pathology Contract Arrangements”, G2 Intelligence Lab Institute 2014, Washington, D.C., October 16, 2014.

“How to Stay Alive While Swimming with the Sharks?: Legal Compliance in an Uncertain World”, American Pathology Foundation - 2014 American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, October 8, 2014.

“FDA Prepares to Regulate LDTs: What You Must Know, What Your Lab May Need to Do, and Why You Should Prepare Now”, The Dark Report Webinar, September 17, 2014.

“Laboratory Billing: Common Concerns and Best Practices”, Cerner CoPath Plus Illuminations Webinar, July 21, 2014.

“Legal Updates in Pathology”, Association of Pathology Chairs 2014 Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, July 8-11, 2014.

“So What Do I Have To Worry About Now?”, California Society of Pathologists Webinar, June 25, 2014.

“Essential Legal Issues Associated with Clinical Drug Testing by Physician Office Laboratories and Independent Clinical Laboratories”, International Conference on Opioids (ICOO) 2014, Boston, Massachusetts, June 9-10, 2014.

“LMU Compliance 101”, Lab Management University Webinar, May 29, 2014.

“Controlled Substance Monitoring”, UNC School of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine and the Pain Society of the Carolinas, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, May 3, 2014.

“Pathology Compliance Issues and Practical Solutions” and “Pathology Legal and Regulatory Update”, American Pathology Foundation Spring Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 27-28, 2014.

“Payment Updates”, Cerner CoPath Plus Illuminations Webinar, February 3, 2014.

“Marketing Fraud and Abuse Issues”, Cerner CoPath Plus Illuminations Webinar, December 17, 2013.

“Current Issues Affecting Pathologists and Your Practices”, California Society of Pathologists 66th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 6, 2013.

“Mergers, Affiliations and Consolidations: A Roadmap to Achieving Success and How to Avoid Potential Pitfalls That Could Impede It”, The Pathology Blawg Webinar, December 3, 2013.

“Pathology Regulatory and Compliance Update”, American Pathology Foundation 6th Annual Pathology Practice Management Boot Camp, Boston, Massachusetts, November 8, 2013.

“Building a Relationship with Legal Counsel”, American Pathology Foundation 6th Annual Pathology Practice Management Boot Camp, Boston, Massachusetts, November 8, 2013.

“Hospital Contracting for Pathologists: Strategies to Negotiate the Best Terms and Maximize Compensation for Your Group”, The Pathology Blawg Webinar, November 5, 2013.

“Pathology Practice and Regulatory Issues”, American Pathology Foundation - 2013 American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, September 19, 2013.

“Independence, Affiliation or Sale/Merger: Legal Considerations”, National Rural Health Association (NRHA), Seattle, Washington, August 21, 2013.

“New Practice Models”, Association of Pathology Chairs 2013 Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, July 9-12, 2013.

“Developments in Payer Contracting, How Labs Get Paid, Compliance and More”, The Dark Report Executive War College, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 30, 2013.

“Legal Issues in Pathology”, Alabama Association of Pathologists 2013 Tri-State Pathology Conference, Mobile, Alabama, April 28, 2013.

“High Risk Areas that Create Liability for the Laboratory”, Clinical Laboratory Management Association (CLMA) KnowledgeLab 2013, Orlando, Florida, April 9, 2013.

“2013 Pathology Legal and Regulatory Update”, American Pathology Foundation Spring Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 22, 2013.

“Regulatory Issues and Contracting”, Southeastern Association of Pathology Chairs, Sarasota, Florida, February 2, 2013.

“Legal Issues for Pathologists (2013)”, GoPath Diagnostics Webinar, January 26, 2013.

“2012 Pathology Regulatory and Compliance Update”, American Pathology Foundation 5th Annual Pathology Practice Management Boot Camp, Redondo Beach, California, November 16, 2012.

“Legal Issues Related to Marketing and Billing Your Services”, Age Management Medicine Group Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 1, 2012.

“Pathology Practice Issues”, American Society for Clinical Pathology 2012 Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, October 31, 2012.

“Pathology Services Legal Compliance Update”, Medical Group Management Association 2012 Pathology Preconference, San Antonio, Texas, October 20, 2012.

“Legal Strategies for Pathologists in Negotiating Hospital Contracts”, G2 Intelligence Lab Institute 2012, Arlington, Virginia, October 10-12, 2012.

“Legal & Regulatory Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities of Self-Referral for the Pathology Practice”, American Pathology Foundation Webinar, June 21, 2012.

“The End of the Pathology Grandfather: Strategies for Negotiating TC Payments with Hospitals”, G2 Intelligence Webinar, May 31, 2012.

“Practical & Legal Consideration When Expanding Your Physician Team”, The American Academy of Private Physicians, Denver, Colorado, May 18-19, 2012.

“Priority Legal and Compliance Issues for Clinical Labs and Pathology Groups”, The Dark Report Executive War College on Lab and Pathology Management, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1-2, 2012.

“2012” Pathology Risk Management and Legal Update” and “Key Compliance and Regulatory Developments: How to Deal Effectively With the New Practice Environment”, American Pathology Foundation Spring Conference, San Diego, California, February 29-March 2, 2012.

“Marketing Issues for Pathologists”, California Society of Pathologists Webinar, February 16, 2012.

“Business Issues for Pathologist-Hospital Relationships”, G2 Intelligence Pathology Institute, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, February 9-10, 2012.

“Legal Updates”, California Society of Pathologists Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, November 29-December 3, 2011.

“2011 Pathology Legal & Regulatory Update”, American Pathology Foundation 4th Annual Pathology Practice Management Boot Camp, Denver, Colorado, November 11, 2011.

“Regulatory Issues in New AP Practice Models”, Southeastern Association of Pathology Chairs, Houston, Texas, November 4, 2011.

“Pathology Services Legal Compliance Update”, Medical Group Management Association 2011 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 22, 2011.

“Risk Management and Legal Issues for the Practice”, American Society for Clinical Pathology 2011 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 21, 2011.

“Developing a Successful (and Compliant) Sales & Marketing Program”, American Pathology Foundation Webinar, September 22, 2011.

“Prepare Your Lab for a Medicare RAC Audit: Essential Do’s and Don’ts to Reduce Compliance Risk and Avoid Penalties”, The Dark Report Audio Conference, July 20, 2011.

“Regulatory and Financial Issues” and “Personalized Medicine (from the PDAS perspective)”, Association of Pathology Chairs 2011 Annual Meeting, Monterey, California, July 13-15, 2011.

“Pathology, EMRs and Meaningful Use”, American Pathology Foundation Audiocast, May 26, 2011.

“Managed Care Contracting 2011: Regulatory Changes, Mandated Benefits and Compliance”, Network Contract Optimization, Boston, Massachusetts, May 11, 2011.

“Legal Perspectives for - When Pathologists Attack; Dealing with HR Horror Stories” and “2011 Legal and Regulatory Update”, American Pathology Foundation Spring Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 11, 2011.

“Legal Issues Impacting Client Maintenance and Business Development”, Pathology Service Associates, LLC Audio Conference, March 2, 2011.

“Legal and Legislative Update”, Pathology Business Institute Retreat - Florida Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 11-13, 2011.

“Legal Issues Impacting Outreach”, Cerner CoPath Plus Outreach in AP - Opportunities and Challenges Workshop, Waltham, Massachusetts, February 9‑10, 2011.

“How to Negotiate the Best Pathology Employment Contract”, The Dark Report Webinar, January 13, 2011.

“Legal Updates in Pathology”, Pathology Business Institute Retreat – California Society of Pathologists Annual Convention, San Francisco, California, November 30-December 4, 2010.

“Risk Management and Current Legal Issues for the Pathology Practice”, American Pathology Foundation 3rd Annual Pathology Practice Management Boot Camp, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 11-12, 2010.

“Pathology Services Legal Compliance Update”, Medical Group Management Association Pathology Management Assembly, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 24-27, 2010.

“How to Stay Legal in 2011: New Legal Issues and Regulatory Changes Affecting Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups”, The Dark Report Audio Conference, October 19, 2010.

“Danger Signs for Pathologists: Avoiding Legal Blind Spots and Hurdles in Your Practice”, Washington G-2 Reports Lab Institute, Arlington, Virginia, October 13-15, 2010.

“Challenges in Business Practices for Academic Pathology”, Association of Pathology Chairs 2010 Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, July 14-16, 2010.

“Fight Back Against the Insourcing of Pathology Specimens”, Pathology Business Institute Webinar, June 14, 2010.

“Quality and Regulatory Challenges Facing AP Today”, Cerner CoPath Plus Quarterly Workshop, Waltham, Massachusetts, June 9-10, 2010.

“2010 Pathology Legal & Regulatory Update”, American Pathology Foundation Audiocast, May 20, 2010.

“Fast-Moving Legal Issues: Staying Current with New Developments in Laboratory Compliance and Managed Care Contracting”, The Dark Report Executive War College, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 27, 2010.

“Legal Updates and Recent Developments Affecting Pathology”, American Society for Clinical Pathology Companion Meeting - 2010 United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., March 21, 2010.

“2010 Pathology Legal & Regulatory Update”, American Pathology Foundation Spring Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 5, 2010.

“Practice Challenges: Issues That Affect Your Bottom Line”, Pathology Business Institute Retreat - Florida Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 12-13, 2010.

“To Give or Not to Give: Pathologists, Docs & Freebies”, Washington G-2 Reports Webinar, December 17, 2009.

“Risk Management and Current Legal Issues for the Pathology Practice”, American Pathology Foundation 2nd Annual Boot Camp, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, November 12-13, 2009.

“Practice Threats: Issues That Affect Your Bottom Line”, American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October 31, 2009.

“New Legal Issues and Regulatory Changes and Their Potential Impact on Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups, The Dark Report Audio Conference, October 27, 2009.

“Key Aspects of Managed Care Contracts”, Medical Group Management Association, Englewood, Colorado, October 10, 2009.

“Pros & Cons of In-house Histology Labs: Legal and Practice Considerations for Pathologists”, Washington G-2 Reports, Arlington, Virginia, September 24, 2009.

“Medicare Reimbursement and Other Billing Issues for your Oral Pathology Practice”, American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Montréal, Canada, May 15, 2009.

“Legal Issues Facing Pathology”, Virginia Society for Pathology, Charlottesville, Virginia, May 3, 2009

“2009 Anti-Markup Update”, American Pathology Foundation Audiocast, April 30, 2009.

“New CMS Anti-Markup Rules”, “Establishment of In-House Laboratory”, “Account Billing Issues”, and “CLIA Testing Do’s and Don’ts”, American Pathology Foundation, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 12-13, 2009.

“Staying Legal in an Uncertain World - Update”, American Society for Clinical Pathology Companion Meeting - 2009 United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, March 8, 2008.

“Managed Care Lab Contracting: How to Negotiate the Best Pricing and Terms for Your Lab”, The Dark Report Audio Conference, December 17, 2008.

“Risk Management in Pathology”, American Pathology Foundation Boot Camp 101, Dallas Texas, November 7, 2008.

“Staying Legal in an Uncertain World - an Update”, American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, October 17, 2008.

“Essential Legal Issues for Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Group Practices”, The Dark Report Executive War College, Miami, Florida, May 14, 2008.

“Managed Care Contracting for Clinical Laboratories and Anatomic Pathology Groups”, The Dark Report Executive War College, Miami, Florida, May 13, 2008.

“Legal and Regulatory Forces Affecting Pathology in 2008”, American Pathology Foundation Spring Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, March 13, 2008.

“Staying Legal in an Uncertain World - Update”, American Society for Clinical Pathology Companion Meeting - 2009 United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, March 8, 2008. 

“How to Compete When Everyone Seems to be Cheating”, American Society for Clinical Pathology Companion Meeting - 2008 United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, March 2, 2008.

“Focus on Pathology: A Synopsis of CMS Anti-Markup Restrictions & PQRI Regulations”, American Pathology Foundation and The Healthcare Billing & Management Association Audiocast, February 12, 2008.

“Component Billing and Part A Contractual Considerations”, Southeastern Association of Pathology Chairs, San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 17, 2008.

“Professional Component of Clinical Pathology Billing”, “Part A Hospital Contract Negotiations”, and “Corporate Compliance Plans for Pathology Practices”, Medical Group Management Association Pathology Management Assembly, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 26, 2007.

“In-Office Pathology Laboratories for Non-Pathology Specialty Practices - Options for Pathologists”, “Pathology Profit Strategies of Referring Physicians”, and “Hospital Contract Negotiations for Part A and Professional Component Payment”, Oklahoma State Association of Pathologists, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, October 20, 2007.

“How to Compete When Everyone Seems to be Cheating”, American Society for Clinical Pathology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 19, 2007.

“How to Successfully Structure Medical Imaging Transactions and Arrangements: Strategies for Financing and Forming Alliances to Expand Your Business”, Washington G-2 Reports, Arlington, Virginia, September 17, 2007.

“The New Face of Competition:  Non-Pathology Practices”, American Pathology Foundation Webinar, August 14, 2007.

How to Compete When Everyone Seems to be Cheating,” American Society for Clinical Pathology Companion Meeting, 2007 United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, March 25, 2007.

“In-office Pathology Laboratories for GI and Urology Practices:  What Should You Do...Beat ‘em or Join ‘em?” and “Contractual Issues for Clinical Pathology Payment,” American Pathology Foundation, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 1-2, 2007.

“Diagnostics & Management of Payment for Clinical Pathology,” Ohio Society of Pathologists, Columbus, Ohio, January 20, 2007.

“Urologists and Gastroenterologists Want Your Money:  Gray Areas of Compliance and Why You as a Surgical Pathologist Need To Care,” American Society for Clinical Pathology 2006 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 18-22, 2006.

“The Year Ahead:  Proposed Medicare Changes For Labs & Pathologists in 2007,” Washington G-2 Reports Audio Conference, October 10, 2006

“Getting What You Want: Contract Negotiating Strategies for Radiologists,” Washington G-2 Reports Audio Conference, June 15, 2006.

“CPT” 88305 and Other Hot Legal Issues in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Labs,” The Dark Report Executive War College, Miami, Florida, May 3, 2006.

“Tips for Pathologists,” Washington G-2 Reports Audio Conference, January 9, 2006.

“Critical Issues in Professional Component of Clinical Pathology Billing,” Connecticut Society of Pathologists, Mystic, Connecticut, October 29, 2005.

“Antitrust Concerns in Pathology Consolidation,” Medical Group Management Association 2005 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, October 21-23, 2005.

Compliance in a Competitive Marketplace:  Risk Management Strategies for Pathologists and Radiologists,” Washington G-2 Reports Audio Conference, September 15, 2005.

“Part A Negotiations with Hospitals”, “Pathology Services and Non-Pathology Specialties”, and “Discounted Account Billing and Markups”, Virginia Society for Pathology; May 8, 2005

“Update on Recent Challenges to Pathology,” Massachusetts Society of Pathologists Annual Meeting, Waltham, Massachusetts, April 12, 2005.

“Effective Legal Responses to Questionable Business Practices that Challenge Your Practice (Client Billing, Condo Labs, etc.), American Pathology Foundation, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 11, 2005.

“Specialty Laboratories; Billing for Independent Contractors”, “Waivers of Co‑payments and Deductibles and Professional Courtesy,” and “Discounted Account Billing and Markups,” Florida Society of Pathology, Orlando, Florida, February 26, 2005.

“Putting ‘Pod’ Labs Under the Microscope:  Which Way are the Feds Heading?” Washington G-2 Reports Audio Conference, February 10, 2005.

“Specialty Laboratories: Waivers of Co-payments and Deductibles and Professional Courtesy”, “Billing for Independent Contractors”, and “Discounted Account Billing and Markups,” Health Management Associates, Brockton, Massachusetts, January 22, 2005.

“Contracts and Agreements”, SUNY Health Sciences Center Residents Program, Brooklyn, New York, October 7, 2004.

“Contracts and Agreements”, Harlem Hospital Residents Program, New York, New York, October 7, 2004.

“Avoiding Alcatraz:  Legal Update - Discounted Account Billing and Markups”, “Specialty Laboratories; Waivers of Co-payments and Deductibles and Professional Courtesy”, and “Billing for Independent Contractors”, Medical Group Management Association 2004 Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, October 1, 2004.

“Anatomic Pathology in Today’s Volatile Marketplace: Beating Back the Challenges”, College of American Pathologists, Phoenix, Arizona, September 19-22, 2004.

“Part A and Hospital Contract Negotiations” and “Shareholder/Member/Partner Agreement Basics”, American Pathology Foundation, Hot Springs, Virginia, August 11-15, 2004.

“Pathologists in the Crosshairs: Legal Spotlight on Specialty Labs Run by Non‑Pathology Medical Practices”, Washington G-2 Reports Audio Conference, August 5, 2004.

“Strategies for Developing an Imaging Joint Venture: A Framework for Success”, Washington G-2 Reports Audio Conference, July 13, 2004.

“Attacks on Anatomic Pathology”, The Dark Report Executive War College on Lab and Pathology Management, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 27, 2004.

“Negotiating Payment for Professional Component of Clinical Pathology and Other Part A Services”, Florida Society of Pathologists 30th Annual Pathology Conference, Orlando, Florida, February 21, 2004.

“Pathology Practice Shareholder/Partnership Agreement Basics”, “Critical Issues in Structuring Equity and Compensation Agreements”, and “Methods for Individual Pathologists to Negotiate Equitable Financial Arrangements with Their Group Practices”, Pathology Income Symposium and Workshop, The Dark Report, Atlanta, Georgia, October 24-25, 2003.

“Malpractice: Current Trends and Strategies to Avoid Risks”, Medical Group Management Association 2003 Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 10, 2003.

“Critical Legal Issues in Pathology Contract and Business Arrangements”, Washington G-2 Reports Lab Institute, Washington, D.C., October 9, 2003.

“Part A and Hospital Contract Negotiations”, College of American Pathologists, Chicago, Illinois, July 26, 2003.

“Structures and Contracts for Independent Pathology Groups”, American Pathology Foundation, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, July 17, 2003.

“HIPAA Privacy Regulations: What Pathologists Need to Know for Their Hospital-Based Practices and Their Outreach Practices”, Meeting of the Massachusetts Pathology Society, Waltham, Massachusetts, April 30, 2003.

“Legal and Regulatory Issues for Pathology Practices”, Medical Group Management Association 2002 Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 26, 2002.

“HIPAA Privacy Regulations: What Pathologists Must Do”, Pathology Practice Management Seminar, College of American Pathologists, Chicago, Illinois, July 27, 2002.

“Client Billing and Private Payor Issues” and “HIPAA Implications for Pathologists”, American Pathology Foundation and College of American Pathologists, Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, July 11, 2002.

“Payor and Hospital Analysis” and “New Medical Privacy Rules”, American Pathology Foundation and College of American Pathologists, Sea Island, Georgia, July 19 and 21, 2001.

“Discounted Billing/Waiver Issues”, Seminar presented by Padget & Associates and McDonald, Hopkins, Burke & Haber Co., L.P.A., Chicago, Illinois, June 2, 2001.

“Professional Component Compensation and Discount Arrangements: Choosing the Right Course for Pathology”, Washington G-2 Reports Lab Institute, Washington, D.C., October 26, 2000.

“Nuts and Bolts of Part A Compensation” and “Nuts and Bolts of Managed Care Organization Contracts”, Medical Group Management Association and American College of Medical Practice Executives Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, October 13, 2000.

“Compliance Issues for Pathologists”, Pathology Service Associates, LLC National Retreat, San Antonio, Texas, October 6, 2000.

“Pricing and Billing for Pathology Services”, Washington G-2 Reports Lab Institute, Washington, D.C., October 7, 1999.

“Contracting Issues for Pathologists: Hospital Negotiations, Part A Issues, and Managed Care Contracting”, Pathology Service Associates, LLC National Retreat, La Jolla, California, September 24, 1999.

“Special Compliance Issues”, Seminar co-sponsored by McDonald, Hopkins, Burke & Haber Co., LPA and Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Cleveland, Ohio, May 26, 1999.

“Part A: The Nuts and Bolts”, American Pathology Foundation, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 12, 1999.

“Compliance Clinic for Pathologists”, Washington G-2 Reports Lab Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, March 5, 1999.

“Selected Legal Issues for Pathologists”, Pathology Service Associates, LLC - Florida Annual State Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 7, 1999.

“Contract Strategies in the Hospital and HMO Worlds”, Private Pathology Income Symposium and Reimbursement Workshop, The Dark Report, Scottsdale, Arizona, November 14, 1998.

“Current Legal Issues for Pathologists”, Pathology Service Associates, LLC National Retreat, Charleston, South Carolina, September 27, 1998.

Stark II Regulations, Direct Supervision, and Incident to Requirements”, National Association of Physician Office Laboratories, Dallas, Texas, September 26, 1998.

“Selected Fraud and Abuse Issues for Pathologists and Laboratories”, Seminar American Pathology Foundation, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 21, 1998.

“Legal Issues for Medical Practices”, Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, Massachusetts, February 13, 1998.

“Payor Related Issues”, Seminar presented by McDonald, Hopkins, Burke & Haber Co., L.P.A., Cleveland, Ohio, January 7, 1998.

“POs, PHOs, IPAs, MSOs and Practice Consolidations:  Discussion of the Pros and Cons”, Cape Cod Hospital Medical Staff Ground Rounds, Hyannis, Massachusetts, March 7, 1997.

“Legal Issues for Medical Practices”, Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, Massachusetts, January 22, 1997.

“Health Care Fraud and Abuse - Structuring Business Relationships”, Professional Education Systems, Inc., Columbus and Akron, Ohio, March 16-17, 1995.

“Health Care Proxy: What You Need To Know”, Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, Massachusetts, February 21, 1995. “A Review of Business and Legal Considerations”, Clinical Laboratory Management Association, Nashville, Tennessee, January 13, 1995.

“Legal Issues in the Medical Office Practice”, Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis, Massachusetts, February 25, 1994.

“Fraud and Abuse Developments and Patient Records”, Western Reserve Care System, Youngstown, Ohio, June 3, 1993.

“Referral Ban Issues and Discounting”, American Pathology Foundation, Orlando, Florida, November 20, 1992.

“Fraud and Abuse Developments” and “Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988”, Seminar presented by McDonald, Hopkins, Burke & Haber Co., L.P.A., Cleveland, Ohio, October 28, 1992.

“Fraud and Abuse Developments”, Seminar presented by McDonald, Hopkins, Burke & Haber Co., L.P.A., Cleveland, Ohio, October 28, 1992.

“Legal Issues in a Medical Practice Environment”, 1992 Seminar for Medical Billing Personnel, Community Mutual Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cleveland, Ohio May 6-7, 1992.

“Medicare and Medicaid Anti-Kickback Laws - Buying and Selling a Medical Practice”, Seminar presented by McDonald, Hopkins, Burke & Haber Co., L.P.A., Cleveland, Ohio, November 12, 1991.

“Improving Negotiating Skills”, American Pathology Foundation, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 1, 1991.

“Safe Harbor Regulations”, Cleveland Bar Association Health Care Committee, Cleveland, Ohio, October 2, 1991.

“Legal Issues in a Medical Practice Environment”, 1991 Seminar for Medical Billing Personnel, Community Mutual Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Cleveland, Ohio, June 5-6, 1991.

“Direct Contracting Between Employers and Health Care Providers - The Employer’s Perspective”, Cleveland Bar Association 1991 Health Care Law Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, May 3, 1991.

“Investment Interests: The Stark Legislation”, Health Law Group meeting, Washington, D.C., May 3, 1990.

“Investment Interests - Stark Legislation and State Law Prohibitions”, Seminar presented by McDonald, Hopkins, & Hardy Co., L.P.A., Cleveland, Ohio, March 7, 1990.

“Hospital Contracts”, Health Law Group meeting, Washington, D.C., May 11, 1989.

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