Scott Edelstein focuses his practice on advising health care providers on legal and regulatory issues. As a registered lobbyist, Scott works to guide government health care policy on behalf of clients, including issues related to health information technology, health data privacy and security, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, and patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. In addition to his law degree, Scott holds a Masters in Public Administration specializing in intergovernmental management.
Scott works closely with numerous health care industry associations, health care providers, hospitals, and pharmaceutical and biomedical companies on a range of health care law policy matters. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he was a legislative analyst for the California Coastal Commission and the California State Senate Small Business Committee.
Scott has written extensively on health care compliance issues including fraud and abuse and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security standards. His frequent lectures on health care issues have included discussions on health care compliance in the age of diminishing reimbursement and on challenges posed by electronic medical records, telemedicine and outsourcing.
Scott received the 2009 Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity for his legislative work on behalf of the association.
Scott is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Health Information Management Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Association of Telemedicine Service Providers and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and a board member of the Medical Tourism Association. He is also a member of the California and District of Columbia Bar Associations.
Serving as special HIPAA counsel to a national group purchasing organization.
Serving as corporate and legislative counsel for local and national health care systems, multi-institutional systems, diagnostic imaging centers, clinical laboratories and ASCs.
Legislative representation of a major prescription pharmacy data technology vendor in health information technology and HIPAA issues.
Submitting comments to the US Department of Health and Human Services related to proposed regulations.
Legislative representation of national health care provider associations in connection with Medicare reimbursement initiatives.
Advising pharmaceutical and biomedical companies on federal and state antikickback laws and issues regarding use of electronic medical records.
- Creating a nationwide HIPAA education program for clients and lawyers.