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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.


Industry

Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Texas 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 Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas

Languages

  • Spanish, conversant
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.
  • Negotiation of clinical research agreements with sponsors, contract research organizations and site management organizations.
Thought Leadership
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Community Leadership
  • Medical Assistance Program, Advisory Board 
  • Texas Legal Services Center
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas