#LawJobChat No. 15 focused on careers in health law. Health lawyers Matt Fisher (@matt_r_fisher), Julie Meadows-Keefe (@esq140) and Arianne Callendar (@HealthLawPro) contributed to the informative discussion. You can read the chat transcript, but here some key takeaways:
- You don’t need a science degree to be a successful health lawyer. However, accounting and computer science backgrounds can help—especially in the compliance field.
- Compliance is huge!! With the focus on containing healthcare costs, there’s an increased focus on fraud and abuse. There are increased obligations on providers such as reporting/returning overpayments, reduced false claims act standards and mandatory compliance.
- You can find compliance jobs in law firms, consulting firms and companies.
- Laws that keep health lawyers busy include ACA, HIPAA, Stark Law (civil), and Anti-Kickback Statutes (criminal)
The next #LawJobChat is scheduled for Thursday, July 26, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern. Contact me if there’s a topic you’d like to discuss.