Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Health Law Prof Blog extends a warm welcome to our guest blogger for January, Professor Jeff Hammond. Here is his short bio:
Jeff Hammond is an Associate Professor of Law at Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in Montgomery, Alabama. He received his B.A. in English from Harding University in 1997. Jeff is an alumnus of Emory University’s joint-degree program in law and religion, earning the Master of Theological Studies degree from Emory’s Candler School of Theology and the Doctor of Law degree from Emory’s School of Law in 2001. From 2001 to 2007, Jeff practiced exclusively in the area of health law while working for two large firms in Nashville, Tennessee. Jeff’s research interests in health law include finance and delivery issues and fraud and abuse issues. He’s also written in the area of law and bioethics, with an article about legal protections due to persons in the minimally conscious state. Jeff is also interested in the intersection of law and Christian theology. Jeff’s other published articles include one about the reemerging trend of “cash only” physicians and another about compliance norms for chronically diseased Medicare beneficiaries. His current projects include pieces about the Stark Law, the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, and a companion piece to the “cash only doctors” article about private contracting in the Medicare program.