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Hope R. Levy-Biehl

Partner

Education

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1995, cum laude

University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, J.D., 1998

Bar Admissions

  • 1998, California
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Hope R. Levy-Biehl’s practice focuses primarily on assisting providers including hospitals, long term acute care hospitals, laboratories and pharmacies with regulatory compliance, licensure and certification, payment and operational issues.  She has handled complex Medicare disputes before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board and advises clients on various healthcare fraud and abuse matters, including self-referral laws, anti-kickback laws and requirements of the California Board of Medicine.  She regularly assists health care clients in addressing complex regulatory matters that arise in the context of mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and related transactions, including analyzing and evaluating compliance and diligence findings and structuring transactions to address licensing, certification and payment issues.  

Ms. Levy-Biehl frequently assists healthcare clients in complying with the state and federal requirements governing the protection, privacy and security of health information, including performing initial assessments and developing compliance and training programs and strategies and currently serves as the chair of Hooper, Lundy and Bookman’s HIPAA Compliance Committee.  Ms. Levy-Biehl is a member of the Education Committee of the California Society for Healthcare Attorneys and writes a quarterly legal insights column for New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control, and Governance, a journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors.   Ms. Levy-Biehl is an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where she teaches a course on health care organizations, business planning and regulatory compliance for upper division law students.  Ms. Levy-Biehl has been recognized as a Rising Star in Southern California by Super Lawyers each year from 2006 through 2011. 

Upon graduation from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law in 1998, Ms. Levy-Biehl joined Hooper, Lundy and Bookman, where she is currently a partner in the regulatory department.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association 
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • California Society for Health Care Attorneys, Education Committee Member 
  • California State Bar
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Health Law Section

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • “Mergers & Acquisitions Activity in the Healthcare Industry:  Key Transaction Components,” May 3, 2011 webinar sponsored by the Business Law and Governance Practice Group of the American Health Lawyers Association
  • HIPAA Privacy Primer, presented to “Fundamentals of Health Law and Compliance Course,”  February 1, 2011, UCLA, Los Angeles, California
  • HIPAA Privacy Primer, presented to “Fundamentals of Health Law and Compliance Course,”  February 2, 2010, UCLA, Los Angeles, California
  • Lawyers Handling Patient Records Face New Requirements & Ethical Considerations: Are you prepared to comply with HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Requirements?, presented to the LACBA Healthcare Law Section, January 28, 2010, Los Angeles, California
  • HIPAA Privacy Primer, presented to “Legal Environment of Health Services Management, MPH for Health Professionals,” April, 2009, UCLA, Los Angeles, California
  • HIPAA Privacy Primer, presented to “Fundamentals of Health Law and Compliance Course,”  February 24, 2009, UCLA, Los Angeles, California
  • Medicare Reimbursement Update, presented at the California Hospital Association Hospital Reimbursement Seminar, June 17, 2008, Newport Beach, California
  • Featured Member of the Legal Panel at the November 10, 2006 Annual California Clinical Laboratory Association Meeting, San Diego, California
  • When Accurately Filling a Prescription is Not Enough, presented at the California Employee Pharmacist Association Seminars, June 11, 2006 (Los Angeles) and August 13, 2006 (San Diego)
  • Featured Member of the Legal Panel at the November 11, 2005 Annual California Clinical Laboratory Association Meeting, Palm Springs, California
  • Charity Care and Discounts to Indigent Patients, presented at the California Hospital Association Hospital Reimbursement Seminars, June 7, 2005 (Costa Mesa), June 16, 2005 (Oakland) and June 21, 2005 (Pasadena)
  • Featured Member of the Legal Panel at the November 2004 Annual California Clinical Laboratory Association Meeting, Lake Tahoe, California
  • Medi-Cal RFA Redux: The New Clinical Laboratory Contracting Process, presented at the October 2004 California Clinical Laboratory Association Meeting
  • Understanding the Medi-Cal RFA for Clinical Laboratories, presented at the May 2004 California Clinical Laboratory Association Meeting
  • HIPAA, California and the Tangled Web of Access to the Health Information of Minors, presented December 18, 2002, at “HIPAA Compliance – Understanding and Implementing The Security and Privacy Regulations in California,” sponsored by Lorman Education Services
  • Regulatory Roadsigns and Roadblocks to eHealth, presented December 5, 2000, at “HIPAA, Do You Know Enough?” sponsored by the USC School of Medicine Advanced BioTelecommunications & BioInformatics Center
  • Security and Privacy in the eHealthcare Age, presented November 3, 2000, at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society TeleHealth 2000 Conference & Exhibition
  • Regulatory Roadsigns and Roadblocks to eHealth, presented May 23, 2000 at “Internet Healthcare 2000:  Mapping the Great Migration to eHealthcare,” sponsored by Lorman Education Services
  • Regulatory Pitfalls of Bringing Your Business Online, presented February 9, 2000 at the San Diego Women in Healthcare Administration Meeting
  • Cybertraps of Online Business, presented November 11, 1999 at “Internet Medicine:  Making Leadership a Strategy for Success,” sponsored by The California Health Law Monitor 
  • In-House Training
  • HIPAA and California Privacy Law: How They Apply to HLB, presented to Hooper, Lundy and Bookman, Inc. attorneys and staff, October 2009
  • Licensure and Medicare/Medi-Cal Enrollment: The Basics for Navigating the Regulatory Maze, presented at Hooper, Lundy and Bookman, Inc. Symposium, October 2006
  • Introduction to Legal Research and Writing, presented to Hooper, Lundy and Bookman, Inc. Summer Associates, May 2004
  • Introduction to Legal Research and Writing, presented to Hooper, Lundy and Bookman, Inc. Summer Associates, May 2003
  • HIPAA Basics and Health Law Practice Management, presented April 23, 2003 to Hooper, Lundy and Bookman, Inc. Partnership
  • HIPAA Compliance and Training, conducted for Hooper, Lundy and Bookman, Inc. Laboratory Client Employees, April 2003
  • Legal Research for Health Care Regulatory Attorneys, presented June 20, 2002 to Hooper, Lundy and Bookman, Inc. Attorneys
  • Introduction to Healthcare Legal Research, presented May 2001 to Healthcare Consultants for Large Hospital Chain Client

Publications

Patient Privacy Rights Still in Vogue as HHS Issues Proposed Amendments to HIPAA Regulation, 29 New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance, Journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 4 (November 2010)

HIPAA and HITECH Compliance is No Laughing Matter for Covered Entities and their Business Associates Alike Following the February 2010 HITECH Implementation Date, 29 New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance, Journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 2 (June 2010)

OIG Unveils New Initiatives and Ongoing Strategies in its 2010 Work Plan, 29 New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance, Journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 1 (March 2010)

Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act:  Pork, Penalties and Enhanced Privacy, 28 New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance, Journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 3 (September 2009)

Providers Encouraged to Report Patient Safety Information through New, HHS-approved Patient Safety Organizations, 28 New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance, Journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 2 (June 2009)

The OIG’s 2009 Work Plan:  What you Need to Know, co-authored by Tien Nguyen, 28 New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance, Journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 1 (February 2009)

A Perceived Roadblock to e-Prescribing Lifted as the DEA Issues Proposed Regulations Governing Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances, co-authored by Samuel E. Endicott, 27 New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance, Journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 4 (November 2008)

Capen Ignites An Imperfect Storm for Physician Owned Surgery Centers, 10 Health Law Perspectives 6 (June 2008)

To Disclose or Not to Disclose,  That is the Question, 27 New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance, Journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 3 (August 2008)

Patient Discounts Gain a Little Clarity:  OIG Approves Prompt Pay Discount Program for Hospital Inpatients and Outpatients, 27 New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance, Journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 2 (May 2008)

Reporting Physician Relationships No Longer Voluntary For First 500 Hospital’s Subject to CMS’ New Mandatory Disclosure Obligations, 26 New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance, Journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 4 (November 2007)

Ready or Not, It’s NPI Time, 26 New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance, Journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 3 (August 2007)

CMS Revamps Hospital Conditions of Participation in Flurry of Regulatory Activity at the end of 2006, 26 New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance, Journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 2 (May 2007)

Providers Still Need Further Education and Clarification about How to Comply with DRA Section 6032 “Employee Education About False Claims Recovery”, 26 New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance, Journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 1 (February 2007)

Hospital Discounts to Indigent Patients:  Avoiding Legal Jeopardy and Public Scorn, 25 New Perspectives on Healthcare Risk Management, Control and Governance, Journal of the Association of Healthcare Internal Auditors 1 (February 2006)

OIG Revisits Gainsharing  7 Health Law Perspectives 4 (May 2005)

DHS Issues Revised Medi-Cal Laboratory RFA, 6 Health Law Perspectives 8 (October 2004)

CMS Proposes Major Revisions to Medicare’s Medical Education and Disproportionate Share Hospital Payments, 5 Health Law Perspectives 6 (July 2003)

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