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Stites & Harbison's Health Care Law attorneys draw on the firm's many years of experience to assist professionals, providers and suppliers in all aspects of the expanding health care industry.

No industry is garnering more headlines, and perhaps governmental scrutiny, than health care. As this industry expands, more and more attention is being directed to it. Meanwhile, the demand for cost containment is growing, too.

The firm has been ranked by the American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section as 4th in its Regional Top 10 Recognition for the South list.

We know the practical and the technical aspects of the business. Further, we have the ability to tap into the experience of attorneys outside the health care group to benefit our clients. These areas include mergers and acquisitions, employment law, pension and benefit plans, tax law, antitrust, real estate, and other areas. Additionally, the firm is a supporting Member of the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities.

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Nine Stites & Harbison Attorneys Honored by 2022 Mid-South Super Lawyers

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The 2022 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers recently honored nine Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys. Six attorneys were named to the Super Lawyers list and three were named to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC December 01, 2022
Client Alerts

Medical Cannabis in Kentucky: Executive Action Dated November 15, 2022 - Impact on Kentucky Employers

On November 15, 2022, Governor Andy Beshear signed an Executive Order, which under certain circumstances, grants a “full, complete, and conditional pardon” to individuals who are accused of possession of marijuana under K.R.S. 218A.142.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton November 18, 2022
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Stites & Harbison Earns 87 Rankings in 2023 "Best Law Firms" List

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® have released their 2023 “Best Law Firms” rankings. Stites & Harbison, PLLC’s three National Tier 1 rankings include: Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Real Estate, and Trademark Law. The firm’s overall results include 87 metropolitan rankings in six regions.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC November 04, 2022
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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.

Ameena R. Khan and Stacy Shea Luna (Shea) October 26, 2022
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Stites & Harbison, PLLC Lawyers Named to 2023 Best Lawyers® Publications

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC is pleased to announce that 98 of its lawyers are included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, 11 Stites & Harbison attorneys are named as “Lawyer of the Year” and 19 attorneys are recognized in “Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch,” which recognizes attorneys early in their careers for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC August 18, 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
Client Alerts

A Victory for Prescribers: Government Now Subject to Heightened Standard of Proof

In a recent win for healthcare practitioners, the Supreme Court in Ruan v. United States held that, to convict individuals of violating the Controlled Substances Act, the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant knowingly or intentionally acted in an unauthorized manner. The decision resolves a split among federal circuit courts. As a result of the split, healthcare practitioners were held to different standards related to the requisite state of mind for conviction under the CSA solely based on the location of their practice. In other words, a physician convicted in one state could have avoided conviction in another. The Supreme Court’s adoption of a universal standard cures this injustice.

by Megan B. Barker August 01, 2022
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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
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Revenue Cycle and Compliance Summit

Date: 6/23/22
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Online Event

The Revenue Cycle and Compliance Summit is an online half-day workshop to provide convenient education with CEUs and CLE for professionals. Stites attorneys Sarah Spurlock and Michael Denbow will be presenters at this Summit on June. 23, 2022.

Michael Denbow and Sarah Cronan Spurlock May 13, 2022
Articles

Guest Comment: The tangled web of Elizabeth Holmes

In a spectacular fall from grace, after a four-month trial in San Jose, California, Elizabeth Holmes was convicted early this year on federal criminal charges of defrauding investors in connection with her failed blood testing business, Theranos. Brian Cromer takes at look at the case for Louisville Business First.

by Brian A. Cromer April 28, 2022
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Stites & Harbison Increases Rank on ABA Health Law Section’s Regional Top 10 List for 2020-21

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The American Bar Association (ABA) Health Law Section has ranked Stites & Harbison, PLLC in 5th place in its Ninth Annual Regional Top 10 Law Firm Recognition List for the South for 2020-21.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC April 25, 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
Client Alerts

Surprise! The No Surprises Act Applies to All Cash-Pay Medical Services

The federal No Surprises Act (the “NSA”) requires all healthcare service providers to provide accurate and reliable cost estimates (Good Faith Estimates) to patients paying cash for services. The NSA’s Good Faith Estimate requirement has not received the media or industry press enjoyed by the balance billing prohibitions applicable to out-of-network (“OON”) emergency services providers, OON ancillary service providers at in-network facilities, and OON air ambulance providers, but may actually be the biggest surprise in the NSA.

by Dustyn B. Jones April 01, 2022
Events

2022 Issues for Corporate House Counsel CLE Seminar

Louisville office attorneys Matt Breetz and Brian Cromer will be speakers at the Kentucky Bar Association's 2022 Issues for Corporate House Counsel CLE Seminar on April 12, 2022.

Matthew W. Breetz and Brian A. Cromer February 14, 2022
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Stites & Harbison hires attorney Shea Luna

Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Shea Luna to the firm’s Lexington, Ky., office.

by Editor February 11, 2022
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Stites & Harbison Welcomes Shea Luna to the Firm’s Health Care Practice

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Shea Luna to the firm’s Lexington, Ky., office. She joins the Health Care Service Group as Counsel.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC February 09, 2022
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Stites & Harbison Adds 19 To Atlanta Team From 2 Firms

Law360 (January 24, 2022, 1:17 PM EST) -- Stites & Harbison PLLC has added 12 Copeland Stair Kingma & Lovell LLP attorneys and all seven of Owen Gleaton Egan Jones & Sweeney LLP's attorneys to its Atlanta office, the firm recently announced.

by Jack Rodgers January 25, 2022
Client Alerts

Supreme Court Rejects OSHA Vaccine Mandate on Private Employers – Allows CMS Healthcare Mandate for Facilities Receiving Medicare/Medicaid Funds

Holding that “[a]lthough Congress has indisputably given OSHA the power to regulate occupational dangers, it has not given the agency the power to regulate public health more broadly,” in a 6-3 decision the Supreme Court of the United States, on January 13, 2022, issued a stay of OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) on vaccination or testing for employers with 100 or more workers.

by Shannon Antle Hamilton, Calesia Henson, Demetrius O. Holloway, Ashley Owens Hopkins, Robin E. McGuffin, and Robin D. Miller January 14, 2022
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Kentucky Super Lawyers Honors 37 Stites & Harbison Attorneys for 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The 2022 edition of Kentucky Super Lawyers recently honored 37 Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorneys in the Covington, Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville, Ky., offices. The publication named 29 attorneys to the Super Lawyers list and eight attorneys to the Rising Stars list.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC January 11, 2022