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Lona J. Depew

Lona J. Depew

Senior Counsel
Dallas
office: 214.999.6110
fax: 214.999.6170
Overview

Lona’s practice focuses on advising national and regional health systems, hospitals, surgery centers and physician practices on transactional, regulatory and operational matters.

Before joining Husch Blackwell, Lona practiced with Joy & Young, LLP and later served as General Counsel for an acute-care hospital in Texas.  Her extensive experience in the healthcare industry has included:

  • Assisting providers of all types with Medicare and Medicaid matters, including reimbursement matters and the implementation of conditions of participation plans of correction.
  • Assisting hospitals and healthcare systems with certification, accreditation and licensure issues.
  • Advising clients on responding to complaints from the Office for Civil Rights and assisting with the implementation of policies and procedures in compliance with the OCR.
  • Assisting clients with federal and state patient transfer policies and procedures.
  • Advising clients on regulatory, licensing and certification issues related to healthcare mergers and acquisitions.
  • Advising clients on physician practice acquisitions.

Industries

Education

  • J.D., Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
    • cum laude
  • B.A., University of Texas at Austin
    • Latin/Classical Civilization

Admissions

  • Texas

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas
Community Leadership
  • TexARTS Association, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, 2012-2017