Joanne M. Judge Presents at Healthcare Financial Management Association National Conference

READING, PA, June 30, 2011 – Joanne M. Judge, Co-Chair of Stevens & Lee’s Health Care Department, presented on the topic of maintaining legal compliance in the ever-changing health care landscape at the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s 2011 Annual National Institute from June 26-29, 2011 in Orlando, FL.

Ms. Judge began by outlining recent changes in the healthcare field, which include changes in technology, health insurance, Accountable Care Organizations and consumer information expectations, among others. She discussed new governmental regulations and ongoing investigations concerning antitrust, fraud and abuse, HIPPA and EMTALA and discussed strategies health care organizations can implement to improve compliance plans.

Ms. Judge focuses her practice on transactional and regulatory matters for health care systems, senior living organizations and physician practices, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, affiliations and reorganizations, health care contracting, licensure, antitrust planning and compliance-related issues, along with Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues.

Ms. Judge is a Certified Public Accountant and served as the President of Community Hospital of Lancaster for seven years and previously as its Chief Financial Officer. She is a Fellow in the Health Care Financial Management Association, served as its chairperson in 1992 and was honored with its national lifetime achievement awards in 1999. She was also named one of Pennsylvania’s inaugural “Best 50 Women in Business” in 2000 for her significant contributions to job growth in Pennsylvania.

Ms. Judge speaks nationally on health care issues, authors articles for numerous industry publications and has taught at Franklin & Marshall College and Millersville University. She serves in leadership capacities in a number of community and professional organizations, and has been similarly involved in the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council.

She holds a J.D., cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law and a B.S. from St. Joseph’s University.