Dana Simpson Invited Presenter at the American Society of Anesthesiologists' 2007 Conference on Practice Management

February 19, 2007

Smith Anderson lawyer, Dana Simpson, recently was selected by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) to present at its 2007 Conference on Practice Management in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mr. Simpson's lecture, "A Future of Opportunities and Threats: Legal and Political Challenges for Anesthesiology Practices" offered attendees a practical overview of how legal and political trends will shape the practice of anesthesiology in the future. Specific focus areas in this interactive presentation included private and public payor reimbursement; growth in non-hospital-based surgery; scope of practice challenges; and hospital contracting relationships.

For a copy of Mr. Simpson's presentation, please contact Eileen LePage at elepage@smithlaw.com.

Mr. Simpson practices as a member of Smith Anderson's Health Care Law and Public and Government Affairs teams. His extensive experience includes representing health care clients in managed care contracting and dispute resolution; health care corporate and employment law issues; and state and federal regulatory compliance. In addition, he represents health care clients before state administrative agencies and the North Carolina General Assembly.

Mr. Simpson's public and government affairs practice includes advising clients regarding legislative and regulatory advocacy; public relations and grassroots strategies; and campaign finance law compliance. He was rated one of the top 50 "Most Influential" lobbyists in the 2005 General Assembly in a survey of legislators, lobbyists and the press conducted by the North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research.

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