Ann Bittinger was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the American Health Lawyer’s Association. Ann will serve a 3-year term on the 28-person board starting in July.
“As the Affordable Care Act’s regulations and provisions come into effect, and the healthcare industry continues to evolve in the wake its impact, this a particularly interesting time to be serving on the board of nation’s leading health law organization,” Ann said.
The AHLA is the nation’s largest educational organization devoted to legal issues in the healthcare field. With a membership more than 12,500 members strong, AHLA attorney and in-house counsel members represent the best in the profession. AHLA also welcomes and benefits from the membership of compliance and privacy officers, finance officers, healthcare consultants, regulatory professionals, physicians, nurses, CEOs, public health officials, and others interested in healthcare legal and regulatory issues.
Ann has practiced almost exclusively in healthcare regulatory and transactional law since becoming licensed to practice in 1998. Her practice focuses primarily on representing physicians and physician organizations. Clients range from solo physicians to national healthcare organizations, including physician-hospital organizations, national laboratory and surgery companies, an international healthcare informatics company, pharmacies, hospice facilities, surgery centers and home health agencies. The Bittinger Law Firm celebrated its 10th anniversary in March 2014.
The mission of the American Health Lawyers Association is to provide a collegial forum for interaction and information exchange to enable its members to serve their clients more effectively; to produce the highest quality nonpartisan educational programs, products, and services concerning health law issues; and to serve as a public resource on selected healthcare legal issues.
AHLA provides resources to address the issues facing its active members who practice in law firms, government, in-house settings and academia and who represent the entire spectrum of the health industry: physicians, hospitals and health systems, health maintenance organizations, health insurers, life sciences, managed care companies, nursing facilities, home care providers, and consumers.