|Present||Assistant Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law ‐ Center for Law, Health and Society|
|M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Bloombery School of Public Health|
|B.A., magna cum laude, Dartmouth College|
|J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center|
Consumer Financial Protection in Health Care Washington University Law Review (2017)
There are inadequate consumer protections from harmful medical billing practices that result in unavoidable, unexpected, and often financially devastating medical bills. The problem stems from the increasing costs shifting to patients in American health care ...
The Challenge of Paying for Cost-Effective Cures American Journal of Managed Care (2017)
In this article, we consider the problem of financing highly effective and cost-effective prescription drugs within a value-based pricing system. Precisely because these drugs are highly effective, their value-based prices may be quite expensive; and ...
Fair Hospital Prices Are Not Charity: Decoupling Hospital Pricing and Collection Rules from Tax Status University of Louisville Law Review (2016)
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act created a new set of rules for nonprofit hospitals to maintain their federal tax-exemption, codified at Section 501(r) of the Internal Revenue Code. The 501(r) rules attempt to ...
The Double-Edged Sword of Health Care Integration: Consolidation and Cost Control Indiana Law Journal (2016)
The average family of four in the United States spends $25,826 per year on health care. American health care costs so much because we both overuse and overpay for health care goods and services. The ...
Irrational Hospital Pricing Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy (2014)
Hospital prices are almost completely irrational. They bear no relationship to the cost of providing the services, they are opaque, and the prices vary wildly among hospitals and payers. The craziness of hospital pricing was ...
Developing a Durable Right to Health Care Minnesota Journal of Law, Science, & Technology (2013)
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) signature accomplishment was the creation of a statutory right to health care for the uninsured. This is a momentous change in policy, addressing one of the most ...
Assessing Liability for Health Care Entities that Insufficiently Prepare for Catastrophic Emergencies Journal of the American Medical Association (2011)
Lawsuits against hospitals and other health care entities alleging liability for patient harms are brought and settled routinely in the United States. However, the settlement by health care giant Tenet Healthcare, on the eve of ...
The HIPAA Privacy Rule and Bioterrorism Planning, Prevention, and Response Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science (2004)
Effective bioterrorism planning, prevention, and response require information sharing between various entities, ranging from public health authorities and health-care workers to national security and law enforcement officials. While the source of much information exchanged may ...