Conrad Meyer is a general partner in charge of the health care practice group at Chehardy, Sherman, Ellis, Murray, Recile, Griffith, Stakelum & Hayes, L.L.P., Metairie, LA. He focuses his practice on advising healthcare providers on healthcare regulatory compliance and healthcare litigation. Conrad has advised a wide range of healthcare providers including national and regional hospital systems, physician group practices, acute care hospitals, diagnostic imaging facilities, ambulatory surgical centers, physical therapy providers, nursing homes, pharmacies, and healthcare management companies. In addition, he has worked with clients in the healthcare industry to structure joint ventures and other transactions to promote business objectives that are in compliance with specific healthcare laws and regulations, such as the Stark Law and the Federal and state anti-kickback statues, Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement requirements, licensure and accreditation requirements, and the HIPAA privacy and security regulations. In addition to his regulatory/compliance practice, Mr. Meyer has been involved as a hearing officer on numerous peer review hearings at various hospitals in the New Orleans area as well as defended hospitals and providers in medical malpractice litigation.