WASHINGTON—The National Health Law Program (NHeLP), today announced that a leading health law attorney, John R. Hellow, has joined its Board of Directors. Hellow is a partner with the law firm Hooper, Lundy & Bookman, PC, which specializes in health care provider reimbursement and payment matters.
“The National Health Law Program, for almost 50 years, has been the leader in fighting to ensure access to quality health care for low-income and underserved people,” Hellow said. “I’m excited to join this group’s impressive Board in support of NHeLP’s vital work.”
NHeLP Executive Director Elizabeth G. Taylor said, “We are honored to welcome one of the nation’s most influential health law practitioners to the NHeLP Board. Mr. Hellow brings a wealth of experience in the complexities of Medicaid payment and reimbursement issues for which he is nationally renowned. NHeLP stands to gain much with the inclusion of Mr. Hellow to our outstanding Board.”
NHeLP Board Chair Robert N. Weiner welcomed Hellow to the Board lauding him as a “distinguished attorney who will bring impressive knowledge and leadership abilities to help advance NHeLP’s mission to fight for quality health care for our nation’s most vulnerable individuals and families.”
Hellow, since 1982, has specialized in complex health care law concerns, including Medicaid and Medicare payment policies. From 1999-2003, Hellow was the lead regulatory defense counsel in the largest federal health care fraud investigation in U.S. history, where he helped negotiate criminal, civil and administrative settlements of pending issues with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Justice’s Criminal and Civil Divisions. Hellow is the payment counsel for the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) where some of his duties include directing industry comments on payment reform related to Medicaid and Medicare. Hellow is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the California Society of Healthcare Attorneys, and the Hospital Financial Management Association. Additional biographical information is available here.