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Liles Parker Partner, Michael Cook, Named as an American Health Lawyers Association Fellow (AHLA)

April 19, 2019 by  
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WASHINGTON, DC (APRIL 18, 2019) — Liles Parker is pleased to announce that firm Partner and Health Care Group co-chair, Michael Cook, has been named a AHLA fellow with the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). The AHLA is the largest and most prominent national association of attorneys who specialize in health care. The Fellows program was established to recognize lifelong leaders of the Association. The AHLA website describes the program as follows:

“Only a small percentage of AHLA’s nearly 14,000 members are selected for Fellowship. This honor recognizes their career-long achievements, their contributions and tenure with AHLA, and their continuing leadership in the legal profession…AHLA Fellows share certain key characteristics that defies them as leaders: their continued participation in AHLA initiatives and their respected leadership in the larger health law community.” https://www.healthlawyers.org/About/Leadership/Fellows/Pages/default.aspx#AccordionPane1

About Michael Cook:

AHLA FellowMichael has more than 38 years’ experience representing health clients of all kinds in regulatory, reimbursement, fraud and abuse, compliance, and public policy matters, with a strong emphasis on post-acute providers. At the beginning of his career, Michael also was an attorney with the Office of General Counsel at the United States Department of Health and Human Services where he represented the federal regulators of the Medicare and Medicaid programs on matters of the highest level. In addition to his health care practice, Michael serves as a strategic health care advisor to a start-up company that has developed a health care related product to protect seniors from fractured hips. He was appointed by Governor McAuliffe to serve on the Board of the Department of Medical Assistance Services that advises Virginia’s Medicaid program, has served as a health care advisor to a number of candidates for state and national office, and recently received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who. He frequently lectures on topics of interest to health care providers and earlier this year presented on the topic of “Internal Investigations” for health care companies at the 2018 American Health Lawyers Association conference on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues. Michael adds this honor as fellow to his many other accolades. You can read Michael’s complete bio here

About Liles Parker, PLLC:

Liles Parker is a DC-based Law Firm Primarily Representing Health Care Providers and Suppliers Nationwide in Medicare, Medicaid and Private Payor Audits, Investigations & Revocation Actions. Our team includes Attorneys who are Former Federal Prosecutors, Certified Billers as well as Coders, and Compliance Officers. For additional information about Liles Parker, please see www.lilesparker.com

About AHLA Fellowship:

AHLA Fellows are ambassadors for the association and serve as role models and mentors to current AHLA members.

Fellows include past AHLA presidents, former members of the Board of Directors, former members of practice group and program planning committees, and others who have been very active within the Association. While representing a wide range of professional backgrounds, experience, and expertise, AHLA Fellows share certain key characteristics that defines them as leaders: their continued participation in AHLA initiatives and their respected leadership in the larger health law legal community.

Michael Cook Speaking at the American Health Lawyers Association Institute

March 18, 2019 by  
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Michael Cook will be speaking at the American Health Lawyers Association Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues in Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday, March 20 – March 22.

Michael will be speaking on Thursday, March 21 on the topic of “Internal Investigations and Multiple Party Representation.” 

Michael Cook To Speak at Long Term Care Conference

January 13, 2011 by  
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Michael Cook represents "Long Term Care" providers around the country in regulatory matters. (January 13, 2011):  Michael Cook will be speaking on the topic of “Issues in Investigations and Multiple Party Representations” at the American Health Lawyers Association Conference on Long Term Care and the Law.  The conference will take place on February 21 – 23 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California.

This year’s conference will addresses the legal issues facing all providers within the post-acute and long term care spectrum. This year the conference will cover sessions on not only skilled nursing facilities, but also legal issues facing assisted living facilities.  It also adds sessions focusing on the legal issues of home health and home care. Interested parties can obtain information on the conference at http://www.healthlawyers.org/.

Liles Parker attorneys provide health law guidance and advice to health care providers around the country.  Should you have questions regarding health care reform, give Michael Cook a call for a complimentary consultation.  He can be reached at: 1 (800) 475-1906.

 

Michael Cook to Speak on The Future of Healthcare.

November 3, 2010 by  
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Michael Cook is speaking at Future of Health Care conference.(November 3, 2010): Michael Cook will be speaking at a national conference on the new healthcare reform legislation on November 8 and 9 in Arlington, VA.  Michael will speak during a segment on “The Future of Healthcare:  The Next 5 Years,” and will be addressing how providers are handling these new changes.

The conference, which is entitled, “Healthcare Reform – Dealing with the Hurdles & Building Up Success,” will feature a number of prominent experts in the area, including such notables as Hon. Henry Waxman, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President of the American Action Forum and former senior advisor to Presidential candidate John McCain.  Michael’s presentation on the Future of Healthcare is being sponsored by GTCbio, and interested parties can obtain information on the conference at http://gtcbio.com.

Liles Parker attorneys provide health law guidance and advice to health care providers around the country.  Should you have questions regarding health care reform, give Michael Cook a call for a complimentary consultation.  He can be reached at: 1 (800) 475-1906.

 

American Health Lawyers’ Scholarly Journal Publishes Michael Cook’s Health Care Reform

November 1, 2010 by  
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Michael Cook's Health Care Lawyer(November 1, 2010): Michael Cook has published a health care reform article in the October issue of the American Health Lawyers Association on the Independent Payment Advisory Board. The Abstract of the health care reform article is as follows:

“By creating the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) as part of the health care reform process, Congress attempted to impose fiscal discipline upon itself by creating limits on the amount of spending under the Medicare program, and by removing the process for meeting those targets from its domain. Each year beginning in 2013, the Chief Actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will compare the projected average per capita increase in Medicare spending against a target. If the Chief Actuary finds that spending is projected to exceed the target, the IPAB – an independent board – is charged with developing a proposal that will be implemented automatically beginning in January 2015, unless Congress, through an expedited process and super majority vote, either overrides the process or votes in 2017 to disband the board in 2020. This article provides a detailed description and analysis of the provisions that create the IPAB, the process on how it will operate, and the implications of this extremely controversial body.” Michael H. Cook, Independent Payment Advisory Board: Part of the Solution for Bending the Cost Curve?, J. HEALTH & LIFE SCI. L., October 2101, at 102.

Because of copyright laws, we are not able to post copies of the article in full on this website. However, for this issue only, the AHLA is selling single copies of the October issue of the Journal. Readers can obtain information on purchasing the article at www.healthlawyers.org/JHLSL.

Anyone seeking additional information on the IPAB can review a short article on this website, and can contact Michael Cook at (202) 298-8750 or mcook@lilesparker.com for information on this and other aspects of the new health care reform legislation.  Mr. Cook is an attorney in Liles Parker’s Washington, DC office.  He has extensive experience working in practically every area of health law.