Elizabeth H. Jepson

Attorney Profile

Elizabeth H. Jepson

  • Bar Memberships
    • State Bar of Kansas
    • The Missouri Bar
    • State Bar of Texas
    • Amarillo Area Bar Association
  • Board Certified, Health Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • J.D. Texas Tech University School of Law, cum laude (2009)
  • B.A. University of Texas, high honors (2005)

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Elizabeth H. Jepson joined Brown & Fortunato as a member of the firm’s Health Care Group.  She is admitted to practice law in Texas and Kansas.  She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Amarillo Area Bar Association, and the Amarillo Young Lawyers Association.  Elizabeth is also a member of the Institutional Review Board at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center – Amarillo, which reviews research protocols to protect human research subjects.

Elizabeth’s practice focuses on representation of home medical equipment suppliers, pharmacies, manufacturers, infusion companies, labs, home health agencies, hospitals and other health care providers.  She counsels clients on various regulatory issues, including marketing; fraud and abuse; HIPAA compliance; joint equity arrangements; licensure; Medicare/Medicaid enrollment; and audits and investigations by federal and state governmental agencies and their contractors.  She regularly advises clients on the transactional and regulatory aspects of pharmacy and HME company acquisitions and sales.

She has represented clients in the appeals of multi-million dollar extrapolated overpayment findings by Medicare contractors, as well as assisting clients with general issues concerning prepayment and post-payment audits initiated by Medicare contractors such as ZPICs, RACs, DME MACs, and CERTs.  Elizabeth also has extensive experience assisting clients in responding to and settling DOJ and OIG investigations, including those initiated by the filing of qui tam lawsuits, concerning billing and marketing practices.

Additionally, Elizabeth regularly advises clients on arrangements with hospitals, physicians, marketing companies, and other suppliers implicating federal and state law concerning kickbacks and self-referrals, as well as HIPAA issues and compliance matters.  Many clients, including a number of compounding pharmacies, rely on Elizabeth for advice on issues concerning business and marketing practices.

Elizabeth was raised in Austin, Texas.  She attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with Highest Honors from the Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program in 2005.  Elizabeth is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received Special Honors in the Plan II Program for her thesis.

She attended law school at Texas Tech University School of Law on a Regent’s Scholarship for academic achievement.  Elizabeth served for two years as a Teaching Fellow for Legal Practice classes, was a research assistant for Professor Michael Hatfield, and was a Staff Member and Articles Editor for the Texas Tech Law Review.  Elizabeth was also selected as Executive Managing Editor for Volume I of the Estate Planning & Community Property Law Journal.  She participated in the Advanced Dispute Resolution Clinic and is a certified mediator.  Elizabeth graduated cum laude in May 2009.

Elizabeth enjoys practicing yoga and Pilates, cooking, reading, and spending time with her husband and dogs.

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