Rebekah A. Z. Monson is a senior attorney in the Commercial Department of Pepper Hamilton LLP, resident in the Philadelphia office. She concentrates her practice on a wide variety of health care matters.
Ms. Monson counsels health care providers (including physicians and physician groups), hospitals and health systems, long-term care providers, service providers, outpatient diagnostic centers, and other health care companies and organizations on health care regulatory issues. She also has experience in issues including business formation, corporate planning and structure, governance, contractual relationships and business transactions, such as mergers, acquisitions, affiliations, reorganizations and joint ventures.
Ms. Monson is experienced in compliance issues, fraud and abuse (including the federal Anti-Kickback Statute), Stark and physician self-referral, licensure, payment and other issues that affect health care providers and institutions under federal and state laws. She advises clients on the issues presented by the implementation of information technologies in the health care industry, including telemedicine, computerized patient records, electronic medical communications and electronic health records and the associated legal issues, such as privacy, identity theft, compliance, licensing and payment concerns.
Ms. Monson regularly counsels clients on compliance with the privacy and security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the HITECH Act and other federal and state laws relating to privacy, confidentiality and security of health information.
Ms. Monson has assisted institutional health care providers in corporate restructuring and affiliation. She also has assisted physicians and their practices in preparing employment and independent contractor agreements and in forming partnerships.