Stacy Shea Luna (Shea)

Shea Luna is an attorney in the firm’s Lexington, Kentucky office where she is a member of the Health Care Service Group. She devotes her practice to health care law, focusing on regulatory and compliance, clinical operations, insurance, and data privacy and security. Shea’s health care law experience also includes contracting, employment, corporate transactions, licensure and certificate of need, fraud and abuse, medical staff and peer review, reimbursement, and other general regulatory matters. Shea also has provided general legal representation to public schools and universities, including advising and representing boards, committees, and leadership in the administration of these institutions covering areas such as open records, open meetings, student and faculty affairs, purchasing, student privacy rights, health care, governance, education, and other regulatory matters. Shea is Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security with the American Health Information Management Association.

Recent News, Articles & Speaking Engagements

AI in Health Care: Navigating Growth, Risks and Implementation

Kentucky Hospital Association Annual Convention, May 20-22, 2024

Implications after Dobbs for Health Care Practitioners

Kentucky Hospital Association 94th Annual Convention, Lexington, KY, May 15-17, 2023

Implications After Dobbs for Healthcare Practitioners

Louisville Regional Healthcare Compliance Conference, Healthcare Compliance Association, Louisville, KY, October 28, 2022

No Surprise Billing Act

co-presenter, Kentucky Health Law Institute, UK/CLE, September 1, 2022

Another Surprise! The No Surprises Act Requires Consumer Disclosures

No Surprises Act: What You Need to Know and How it Will Impact Your Practice

Webinar, Kentucky Medical Association, March 31, 2022

Stites & Harbison hires attorney Shea Luna

Legal Issues Arising from Telemedicine

Kentucky Health Law Institute, 2020

Bar Admissions
Kentucky Bar Association, Member
American Health Lawyers Association, Member
American Bar Association, Health Law Section
Community Involvement

Lexington Rescue Mission, Board Member

Sand Spring Baptist Church, Member

More Than Stites & Harbison

Prior to joining the firm, Shea was Associate General Counsel for Health Affairs at the University of Kentucky representing and advising the University of Kentucky in the administration of its UK HealthCare operations and academic medical center as well as other university matters. Additionally, Shea worked for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services representing the Departments of Public Health and Medicaid in a wide array of matters including administrative rate appeals and was Assistant Counsel at Chenoweth Law Office representing local school districts in areas of labor and employment, contracting, education, and privacy. Shea began her legal career as Assistant Counsel for the United States Department of Energy, Oak Ridge Operations Office, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Shea enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. Shea is an active member of her church and enjoys traveling, running, and hiking.

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Client Alerts

Providers and Laboratories Beware of EKRA: A Not-So-New Tool for Health Care Fraud and Abuse Enforcement

In an effort to combat the ongoing opioid crisis, Congress passed in 2018 the Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (“EKRA”) imposing significant monetary penalties on anyone paying or receiving payment for referrals to a recovery home, clinical treatment facility, or laboratory. However, given its broad language, EKRA may reach organizations not involved with substance abuse treatment. Health care providers and laboratories, therefore, should be aware of EKRA and its implications on their practice. Health care attorney Shea Luna takes a look at EKRA in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.

by Stacy Shea Luna (Shea) June 07, 2024

Kentucky Hospital Association Annual Convention

Date: 5/20/24 - 5/22/24

Central Bank Center, 430 West Vine Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507

Health care attorneys Shea Luna and Sarah Spurlock will be presenters at the Kentucky Hospital Association's Annual Convention in Lexington, KY being held May 20-22, 2024.

Stacy Shea Luna (Shea) and Sarah Cronan Spurlock April 22, 2024
Client Alerts

Health Care Providers and Business Associates Beware: Use of Online Tracking Technology May Violate HIPAA

Entities regulated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) may be surprised to learn that use of certain online tracking technology may result in inadvertently sharing information protected under HIPAA with unauthorized third parties. On December 1, 2022, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued guidance with far-reaching implications for HIPAA regulated entities highlighting their HIPAA compliance obligations when using third-party online tracking technologies designed to collect and analyze information pertaining to a user’s interaction with the regulated entity’s webpages and mobile apps.

by Stacy Shea Luna (Shea) and Sarah Cronan Spurlock April 28, 2023

Kentucky Hospital Association 94th Annual Convention

Date: 5/15/23 - 5/17/23

Central Bank Center, 430 W Vine Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507

Stites & Harbison attorneys Sarah Spurlock, Ameena Khan and Shea Luna will be speakers at this year's Kentucky Hospital Association Convention in Lexington, Ky.

Sarah Cronan Spurlock and Stacy Shea Luna (Shea) April 05, 2023

Louisville Regional Healthcare Compliance Conference

Date: 10/28/22
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Marriott Louisville East, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd., Louisville, KY 40299

Healthcare attorneys Shea Luna and Ameena Khan will be speakers at this healthcare compliance conference in Louisville, Kentucky on October 28, 2022.

Stacy Shea Luna (Shea) October 26, 2022
Client Alerts

HHS Releases New Guidance Regarding the Privacy of Reproductive Health Information

In the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published guidance on June 29, 2022, regarding an individual’s privacy rights for reproductive health and abortion services under the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Shea Luna takes a look at the guidance in this client alert.

by Stacy Shea Luna (Shea) August 10, 2022

Kentucky Health Law Institute

Date: 8/31/22 - 9/1/22

Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington Green, 245 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503-3309

Health care attorneys Dustyn Jones and Shea Luna will be speakers at the Kentucky Health Law Institute presented by UK Rosenberg College of Law and the Kentucky Academy of Hospital Attorneys on August 31 and September 1, 2022.

Dustyn B. Jones and Stacy Shea Luna (Shea) July 15, 2022
Client Alerts

Another Surprise! The No Surprises Act Requires Consumer Disclosures

In December 2020, Congress signed into law the No Surprises Act (NSA) addressing surprise medical billing. Specifically, the NSA prohibits out-of-network health care providers and facilities from balance billing certain commercially insured patients in certain circumstances.

by Stacy Shea Luna (Shea) April 12, 2022