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Ana E. Cowan

Ana E. Cowan

Senior Counsel
Austin
office: 512.703.5791
fax: 512.479.1101
Overview

Ana has more than 16 years of experience representing physicians, physician groups, ambulatory surgery centers, and non-profit health organizations in regulatory healthcare matters, corporate and administrative matters.

Ana is a regular speaker on issues relating to industry trends, business relationships, and healthcare transactions. She has also published numerous articles on various healthcare law topics. Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Ana practiced with Brown McCarroll.


Industries

Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas at Austin School of Law
  • Master of Law, University of Houston Law Center
  • B.S., Trinity University

Admissions

  • Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Pro Bono College
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Travis County Bar Association
Experience
  • Interpreting and analyzing compliance with federal and state anti-fraud and abuse regulations.
  • Analyzing and implementing policies and procedures for privacy and security compliance with federal and state privacy legislation such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH), and breach notification requirements.
  • Advising clients on the consequences of state and federal regulation of fee-sharing, self-referral, antitrust risk and nonprofit health organizations.
  • Consultation and drafting of a variety of productivity-based compensation formulas for physician groups and other organizations.
  • Transactions relating to the creation, merger and acquisition of various physician and other provider organizations, including Texas Medical Board certification as nonprofit healthcare organizations, joint ventures and management organizations; Texas regulatory requirements; and various management and corporate organizational issues.
  • Negotiation of clinical research agreements with sponsors, contract research organizations and site management organizations.
Community Leadership
  • Medical Assistance Program, Advisory Board 
  • Texas Legal Aid 
  • Volunteer Legal Services