Emily J. Cook provides counsel to health care providers on complex regulatory and reimbursement matters. Her regulatory experience includes fee-for-service Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, billing and coding, licensure, survey/certification and accreditation, and compliance with Medicare and state fraud and abuse requirements. She also has significant experience counseling health care providers and other stakeholder entities on issues related to 340B drug pricing program implementation, compliance and advocacy.
Prior to law school, Emily spent more than five years with the US Department of Health and Human Services, most recently in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy where she counseled hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and clinics on Medicare reimbursement and regulatory issues. While with the HRSA, Emily regularly worked with staff from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other federal and state governmental agencies to address regulatory barriers to health care delivery and was responsible for review and analysis of regulatory policies regarding Medicare reimbursement for HRSA. Emily also served as the senior policy advisor to the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services, advising the committee on key issues related to health care policy.
Emily is a contributing editor of the American Health Lawyers Association’s (AHLA) Representing Hospitals and Health Systems Handbook, examining the multitude of issues that those who represent hospitals and health system need to be informed.