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Kathleen Lester, JD, MPH

Kathy Lester, an attoney and partner at Patton Boggs, provides legal and strategic advice to clients on legislative and regulatory matters involving Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement, quality, federal health care funding, health information technology, and medical and Internet privacy -- including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations, other federal and state privacy laws, as well as the European Union Privacy Directive.
Ms. Lester practices at the intersection of health care law and public policy. She focuses her practice on finding solutions to her clients’ problems by assisting with compliance programs or by seeking legislative or regulatory modifications. She has worked with health care providers and suppliers to modernize their payment structures within the Medicare program.

Ms. Lester has served a wide variety of health care providers, including physicians, dialysis facilities, hospitals, long-term care providers, home oxygen suppliers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, device companies, and patient organizations.     [ Click for More ]