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Emily Black Grey
Emily Black Grey

Emily Black Grey

Partner - Baton Rouge
Emily is the Section Manager of the firm's healthcare section, one of the largest in Louisiana. She represents healthcare providers in a wide range of issues including routine operational matters, regulatory compliance, fraud and abuse, licensing, provider enrollment, contracting, joint ventures, and healthcare transactions including hospital/physician integration. Emily’s clients range from Fortune 500 companies to individual healthcare professionals and include hospitals and health systems, surgery centers, pharmacies, physicians and their practices, healthcare management and consulting companies, and other healthcare providers.

Emily advises her clients on healthcare matters such as Stark and anti-kickback laws, EMTALA, HCQIA, state licensing regulations, Conditions of Participation, and other similar requirements. She assists providers who are seeking a new license, revising an existing license or buying or selling a facility. Additionally, she represents providers under scrutiny from licensing and certification agencies and before their state licensing boards. She also represents providers in collection suits and in recoupment actions initiated by payors.

Emily has held leadership positions with the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Health Law Section, the Louisiana Law Institute, and the Baton Rouge Bar Association. She is a frequent speaker and author on healthcare issues for the Louisiana Hospital Association and the American Health Lawyer’s Association.

Education

Paul M. Hebert Law School, Louisiana State University, J.D., 2000 (Law Review)

Louisiana State University, B.A., English, 1997

Admissions

2010, Texas

2000, Louisiana State Courts, Eastern, Middle & Western Districts of Louisiana, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal

Professional Associations

American Bar Association (House of Delegates Member, 2009-2012 Terms)

American Health Lawyers Association, since 2000 (Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group,Vice Chair of Education 2015-2016; Vice Chair of Strategic Activities 2014-2015; Mentoring Committee, 2012 – 2013; Public Health Systems Affinity Group, Chair 2013-2014, Vice Chair, 2012-2013; Public Sector Task Force, 2012; Hospitals and Health Systems Leadership Development Program, 2011 – 2012; Emergency Preparedness Affinity Group, 2009 – 2011)

Baton Rouge Bar Association (President's Award, 2014; Judge Keogh Award, 2008; Luncheon Program Chair, 2008; Law Day Committee Chair, 2007 and 2010; Bench Bar Committee, Chair 2013, member since 2006; Law Expo Committee Chair, 2006; Young Lawyer's Section Council, 2005; Sidebar Luncheon Chair, 2005)

Louisiana Law Institute Council Member (2009-2012)

Louisiana Law Review

Louisiana Society for Hospital Attorneys, since 2000

Louisiana State Bar Association (Health Law Section Vice Chair since 2010, member since 2000, Crystal Gavel Award, 2005)

Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity

SOLACE, Inc., (member, since 2002)

Community Involvement

LSU Law School’s Annual Giving Campaign: Team Leader, 2008-2010.

Community Partners For Forensic Science, Inc. (Founding member, vice-president since 2003).

Junior League of Baton Rouge, member 2003-2006.

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center Annual Giving Campaign, Corporate Division: Volunteer, 2008-2010.

St. Jean Vianney School, Open House Committee Chair, 2006-2012.

St. Jean Vianney Catholic Church Parish Planning Committee, 2008-2010.

Honors and Awards

AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rated.

Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016, 2017

Ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Louisiana in Healthcare, 2016 and 2017

Baton Rouge Bar Association’s President’s Award: 2014. The BRBA President recognizes individuals for service, dedication and contributions to the Association.

Named a "Rising Star" in the area of Health Care in the 2012, 2013 and 2015 editions of Louisiana Super Lawyers

Elected a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in April, 2011. The Fellows support the research of the ABF through their annual contributions and sponsor programming of direct relevance to leaders of the legal profession.

Selected for the American Health Lawyers Association, Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group's Leadership Development Program for the 2011-12 AHLA Program Year.

Named to American Bar Association House of Delegates: 2009-2012. Emily was named to the American Bar Association House of Delegates on behalf of the Baton Rouge Bar Association. In that position, she represented the thousands of area lawyers and the BRBA generally at the national level.

Female Mentor of the Year: 2009. Awarded by Postlethwaite and Netterville in recognition of Emily’s dedication to mentoring young women and helping them succeed in their careers and personal lives.

Named to the Louisiana Law Institute Council: 2009-2012. Emily was a member of the official advisory law revision commission, law reform agency and legal research agency of the state of Louisiana.

Judge Joseph Keogh Memorial Award for Outstanding Service in the Community: 2008. The Baton Rouge Bar Association recognizes one member of Young Lawyers Section with this annual award for exhibiting outstanding leadership throughout the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the Baton Rouge community.

Marquis Who’s Who

Who's Who in the World: Since 2010. Recognized as one of the leading achievers from around the globe.

Who’s Who of American Women: Since 2008. Recognized as one of the most noteworthy women in the country.

Who’s Who In American Law: Since 2007. Recognized as one of the nation's top legal professionals.

Named one of Baton Rouge's "Top Forty Under Forty": 2006. The Baton Rouge Business Report's annual award recognizes the 40 top business and community leaders in Baton Rouge under the age of 40.

Paul H. Chapman Award: 2006. The National Foundation for Improvement of Justice honors the work of individuals and organizations who work to improve justice with a $10,000 award. In September 2006, Emily accepted the award on behalf of Community Partners for Forensic Science, Inc. at a ceremony

Crystal Gavel Award: 2005. Louisiana State Bar Association’s award recognizes outstanding lawyers and judges who have been unsung heroes and heroines in their communities, and specifically individuals who have performed services out of a sense of duty, responsibility, and professionalism and made a difference in their local communities, in local organizations, or even in the life of one person.

Young Woman of Achievement Nominee: 2005. The Baton Rouge YWCA’s Women of Achievement Program recognizes and honors local women in professional, artistic and service categories. The Young Woman of Achievement Category recognizes an outstanding woman under the age of 35.

Publications

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Presentations

  • January 20, 2017 - Everything You Wanted to Know About State Licensing but Were Afraid to Ask, Presented at the Louisiana Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Annual Meeting.
  • January 19, 2017 - EMTALA Update, Presented at the Louisiana Hospital Association's annual Behavioral Health Update.
  • June 28, 2016 - A Strategic Framework for Hospital Partnership and Affiliation Models, AMERICAN HEALTH LAWYERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING in Denver. Moderator of Luncheon Program.
  • June 6, 2016 – An Interactive Case Study: How to Respond to Complaints of Unnecessary Medical Procedures in the Hospital, Part I, AMERICAN HEALTH LAWYERS ASSOCIATION. Moderator.
  • March 3, 2016 – The Consolidation Continuum: Alternative Provider Alignment Structures Part II: Hospital Partnership and Affiliation Models--A Strategic Framework, AMERICAN HEALTH LAWYERS ASSOCIATION. Moderator.
  • October 1, 2014 - EMTALA & Psychiatric Issues, Presented for LSU-OLOL Psychiatry Residency Program.
  • August 20, 2014 - Mental Health and EMTALA, Presented at the Louisiana Hospital Association’s annual Mental Health Law Update conference.
  • February 12, 2014 - Public/Private Partnerships Educational Series: Part I: Alternative Sources of State Medicaid Match – CPEs, IGTs and other Obscure Acronyms, American Health Lawyers Association
  • January 13, 2014 – Public Health Systems Affinity Group Educational Call: “HIPAA/ HITECH Update: Practical Effects and Enforcement Trends.” , AMERICAN HEALTH LAWYERS ASSOCIATION.
  • October 15, 2013 – Introduction to Compliance. Guest Lecturer for Paul M. Hebert (LSU) Law Center’s Health Law Survey Course.
  • July 24, 2013 – ACOs, “The Basics?” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the LOUISIANA / MISSISSIPPI HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE ASSOCIATION in New Orleans, LA.
  • June 22, 2013 – Health Reform Update (PPACA Insurance Mandate). Presented at the Annual Meeting of the LOUISIANA ASSOCIATION OF GENERAL CONTRACTORS in SanDestin, FL.
  • May 9, 2013 - Mental Health and EMTALA. Presented at the Louisiana Hospital Association’s annual Mental Health Law Update conference.
  • February 11-12, 2013 - The MSO's Prognosis After ACA: A Viable Integration Tool? American Health Lawyers Association Physicians and Physician Organizations Law Institute in Phoenix, AZ. Presented with Greg Anderson of Horne, LLP.
  • January 24, 2013 - Physician Alignment Issues. Presented at the Louisiana Hospital Association's Business Health Law Program.
  • September 6, 2012 - Evaluation and Valuation: Key Considerations When Analyzing a Public Health System Transaction. American Health Lawyers Association. Moderated webinar presentation with Casey Nolan and Jerry Chang of Navigant Consulting.
  • March 26, 2012 – Louisiana Governmental Ethics Issues: A Top Ten List for Hospital Service District Board Members. Presented for Lane Regional Medical Center’s Board of Commissioners.
  • March 19, 2012 – EMTALA Basics. Presented for the Woman’s Hospital Medical Staff.
  • March 13, 2012 – What Healthcare Lawyers Really Do. Presented for the River City Legal Professionals
  • March 1, 2012 - Mental Health Issues in EMTALA: Recent Developments. Presented at the Louisiana Hospital Association’s annual Mental Health Law Update conference.
  • October 7, 2011 - EMTALA And Enforcement Actions. Presented at the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Health Care Reform Conference.
  • May 17, 2011 - Accountable Care Organizations (ACO's): The "Basics"?  Presented at the Louisiana Organization of Nurse Executives Spring Education conference.
  • March 15, 2011–Mental Health Issues in EMTALA. Presented at the Louisiana Hospital Association's Mental Health Law Update Conference.
  • November 9, 2010 Legal & Regulatory Issues in EHR and HIE.  Presented at the 2010 Louisiana HIPAA Conference.
  • September 30, 2010 Is Your Hospital Prepared for the Next Emergency?  A webinar presented by the American Health Lawyers Association providing an overview of emergency preparedness law and addressing regulatory and operational real-life emergency scenarios hospitals may face.  Presented Operational Issues session.
  • June 2, 2010 –Louisiana Healthcare Reform Conference. A one-day conference on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and other recent healthcare reforms. Presented sessions: (1) The Skinny on Healthcare Reform: An Overview, (2) Physician-Owned Hospital Summary, (3) Physician Owned Hospitals Breakout Session.
  • May 6, 2010 –The Skinny on Healthcare Reform: What Lawyers Need to Know. Presented Continuing Legal Education Program for the Baton Rouge Bar Association.
  • March 27, 2010 –Sitting with the Cool Kids - Moderated seminar at the Baton Rouge Bar Association's Bench Bar Conference where local judges and lawyers met in small groups to discuss professional issues and courtroom decorum.
  • January 20, 2010 Compliance Program Basics: Setting up The Process - Introduction to Compliance Practice. A seminar sponsored by the Louisiana Hospital Association for Hospital CEOs, Vice President of Patient Care Services, Compliance Officers, Directors of Nursing, Risk Managers, Medical Auditors, and Hospital Attorneys, presented section on Introduction to Compliance Practice and led table discussion of common operational issues.
  • September 29, 2009 Compliance Training. Presented in-house training to all West Jefferson Medical Center personnel.
  • June 18, 2009 Compliance Seminar on Physician Related Issues: Gifts and Professional Courtesy to Physicians. A seminar sponsored by the Louisiana Hospital Association for hospital CEOs, Vice President of Patient Care Services, Compliance Officers, Directors of Nursing, Risk Managers, Medical Auditors, and Hospital Attorneys, presented section on Gifts and Professional Courtesy to Physicians
  • April 7, 2009 – Advanced Directives and DNR Designations. Presented Continuing Medical Education Program at Byrd Regional Hospital Medical Staff Meeting.
  • April 7, 2009 – The Captain of the Ship and Your Scope of Practice. Presented educational Program to Byrd Regional Hospital Operating Room Staff.
  • March 26, 2009 Mental Health Law Update. Acted as moderator of seminar sponsored by the Louisiana Hospital Association primarily for hospital administrators, program directors and presented the section on EMTALA and Mental Health Law Issues on panel with Louisiana Office of Mental Health Deputy Secretary.
  • January 13, 2009 Compliance Program Basics: Introduction to Compliance. A seminar sponsored by the Louisiana Hospital Association for hospital CEOs, Vice President of Patient Care Services, Compliance Officers, Directors of Nursing, Risk Managers, Medical Auditors, and Hospital Attorneys, presented section on Introduction to Compliance Practice.
  • November 4, 2008 – Advanced Directives and DNR Designations. Presented Continuing Medical Education Program at the Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital Medical Staff.
  • May 8, 2008 – Health Law Update: Fraud and Abuse. A seminar sponsored by the Louisiana Hospital Association for its members.
  • March 27-29, 2008 – A Jukebox of Jurisprudence and Musical Chairs with the Judges. Presented at the Baton Rouge Bar Association's Bench Bar Conference: (1) Moderator of a panel of city, civil, criminal, family court and federal judges who provided a review of recent cases and legislation and (2) organizing a seminar where over 150 lawyers met in small groups with more than 30 local judges to discuss professional issues and courtroom decorum.
  • April 13, 2007 - Speed Dating with Judges - Seminar with over 100 lawyers and 30 local judges to discuss professional issues and courtroom decorum.
  • June 29, 2006 and June 21, 2007 - Tackling Advanced Medical Practice Issues in Louisiana - A National Business Institute Seminar to Baton Rouge medical malpractice lawyers.
  • April 12, 2006 and April 19, 2007 - Louisiana Medical Malpractice Act: Patient's Compensation Fund, Medical Review Panel and Expedited Procedures. Seminar presented to AIG adjusters.
  • May 9, 2005 - EMTALA and On-Call Duties - Presented Continuing Medical Education Program at the Quarterly Meeting of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Medical Staff.
  • March 8, 2005 - Practical Law. Presented to the Junior League of Baton Rouge.
  • May 15, 2003 - Litigation & HIPAA. Presented at "Collection Law for the Health Care Industry in Louisiana" sponsored by Lorman Education Services.
  • November 7, 2002 - Assignment of Benefits. Presented at The 13th Annual Health Law Symposium of the Louisiana Society of Hospital Attorneys.
  • December 4, 2001 - The Basics of EMTALA: The Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act. Presented to Riverwest Hospital Medical Staff.
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