Scott A. Edelstein

Scott Edelstein advises U.S. and international health care industry associations, national health care systems, community hospitals, and pharmaceutical and biomedical companies on health care regulatory and transactional matters. He assists hospitals and physician groups in developing strategies for hospital/physician alignment, M&A, joint ventures, and fraud and abuse compliance. He also has substantial experience in health IT-related issues, including cloud computing, social media, electronic health records (EHRs), telehealth, data breach incident response, data privacy and security, and mobile health applications. A recognized authority in international health care issues, Scott advises clients engaged in cross-border medical services, patient mobility, and medical tourism programs as well as financing health care infrastructure.

Scott advises clients on implementing health care reform initiatives such as accountable care organizations (ACOs), bundled payments, clinical co-management arrangements, and joint ventures between hospitals and physicians. He works with individual physicians and physician groups to form and/or merge physician practices into community practices, hospital-based practices, and ambulatory settings. Scott is a registered lobbyist and helps guide government health care policy for clients including issues related to health information technology, health data privacy and security, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, and patient safety and quality improvement initiatives. [1]