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Harris 88’ delivers HLPI presentation on healthcare price transparency

Susan Feigin Harris '88 of Morgan Lewis

Susan Feigin Harris '88 of Morgan Lewis

Jan. 9, 2020 - Susan Feigin Harris, a 1988 alumna of the University of Houston Law Center, returned to her alma mater for a talk  “The Healthcare Bill: Why are there surprises and what are the solutions to achieve price transparency?” presented by the Health Law & Policy Institute as part of the 2019-2020 Speaker Series in the Hendricks Heritage Room.

Attendees received one hour of continuing legal education credit.

Named Texas’ 2018 Lawyer of the Year, Harris, a partner at Morgan Lewis, concentrates on the regulatory, business, corporate, governance, compliance, and contracting needs of a diverse group of healthcare clients. She regularly addresses federal and state healthcare regulations, and works with state and federal healthcare agencies involving Medicare and Medicaid licensing, certification, reimbursement, compliance, enforcement, and recoupment actions. Susan’s clients include hospitals, physician groups, lab companies, post-acute providers, and healthcare innovations companies.

Harris is particularly accessed to provide strategic advice by CEOs, CFOs, and general counsel alike regarding healthcare reform initiatives and healthcare policy at the state and federal level, working to help craft legislative language when necessary. Susan routinely works in the managed care arena, drafting contracting language, representing clients in disputes, and working to negotiate arrangements, particularly in the commercial and Medicaid managed care space.

With respect to reimbursement issues, Harris is nationally recognized for leading a team of litigators in defeating a CMS policy relating to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payment. She also counsels clients on Medicaid upper payment limit, 1115 waiver programs, graduate medical education reimbursement, and the establishment of value-based payment initiatives in government programs, such as Accountable Care Organization (ACO) models, patient centered medical homes, care coordination entities, and other clinically-integrated networks.

Harris is well-known for her knowledge, in particular, of issues involving children’s hospitals, working to develop Medicaid programmatic solutions, implement legislative and advocacy strategies, and bringing a multi-dimensional set of problem-solving skills to client representation.

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