The Center for Health Law Studies Practitioner-in-Residence Melinda J. Dutton, will present "Implementing Federal Health Reform at the State Level" at noon Thursday, Feb. 10, in the William H. Kniep Courtroom.
Dutton serves as a partner within the health care division of Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP ("Manatt"), and also plays a leadership role within Manatt Health Solutions (MHS), an interdisciplinary policy and business advisory practice within the firm. Dutton's practice concentrates on advising clients in the health care industry with respect to regulatory, public policy and business matters.
Dutton has extensive experience working with public health insurance programs and the health care safety net, and represents a broad array of health care clients in navigating the legal, regulatory and political challenges of Medicaid, SCHIP and other public programs. She assists health centers, hospitals, home care agencies and other providers with issues related to business strategy and reimbursement, as well as licensure and regulatory compliance. She has written extensively on the laws and systems that govern public health insurance programs, particularly as they relate to eligibility, benefit delivery and reimbursement, and is currently advising foundations, state governments and provider groups on the implications of health reform.