with Addition of Austin Attorneys
Austin – May 5, 2009 – Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated (“Cox Smith”) today announced the expansion of its healthcare regulatory practice and its Austin office with the addition of healthcare attorneys Kathy Poppitt and Catherine Greaves.
“We have a significant number of healthcare clients around the state, and the healthcare industry is a significant and growing area of focus for our firm. The addition of Kathy and Catherine, with their wealth of healthcare experience and relationships, enhances the range of services we can offer to our existing clients and reinforces our commitment to expanding our healthcare practice and our presence in Austin,” said Jamie Smith, managing director of Cox Smith. Kathy Poppitt brings nearly two decades of healthcare legal experience to Cox Smith, where she will focus on healthcare regulatory law, healthcare litigation and administrative law. She advises providers on operational issues such as establishing PPO and HMO networks, peer review, credentialing, joint ventures and other contracting. She also represents providers of Medicaid, Medicare, and private payor reimbursed services in reimbursement matters as well as in resolution of issues involving regulatory agencies. She has been recognized by Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America in healthcare law, and is called upon frequently to speak and write about healthcare industry issues. Poppitt is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas School of Law.
Catherine Greaves has more than 20 years of experience advising clients involved in all aspects of the healthcare industry. With a focus on compliance with state and federal laws related to healthcare, Greaves counsels clients regarding Medicare, Medicaid and other governmental programs, including coverage and reimbursement issues, joint ventures, healthcare contracting, acquisitions, licensure, and certification, as well as employment and recruitment matters. She also has extensive experience advising clients on matters related to federal and state healthcare fraud and abuse issues, including anti-kickback laws, physician self-referral prohibitions (Stark Law), false claims, and other sanction issues. A graduate of Texas A&M University and the University of Houston Law Center, Greaves has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Texas Super Lawyers in healthcare law.
Cox Smith assists a full range of healthcare providers across Texas in business formation and counseling, transactions, general healthcare law, regulatory matters and dispute resolution. The healthcare practice often encompasses teams of lawyers drawn from the firm’s Corporate, Tax, Employment Law and Employee Benefits, Litigation, Real Estate and Intellectual Property practice groups. The firm’s clients include hospital systems and physician groups, medical device manufacturers, biomedical research institutions, and a wide variety of individuals and businesses involved in the complex web of healthcare delivery in the U.S. and oversees.
About Cox Smith
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