Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health Policy

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Lusk Law, LLC, values the opportunity to work with small and medium-sized businesses throughout Maryland. Our success depends on establishing strong relationships with our clients, so we focus on delivering exceptional legal counsel, personalized to suit each business-owner’s needs. Each month, we pay tribute to one of our clients in our Client Spotlight e-blasts – these short profiles allow us to showcase the talents and creativity of the people we represent. For this month’s entry, we have chosen the Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Foundation for Health and Policy (“JKTG”).

ted-giovanisTed Giovanis first retained Lusk Law, LLC, in 2006 to represent his health care consulting business (TGC, LLC) that, on behalf of approximately 800 hospitals throughout the United States, was pursuing relief from multi-year underpayments by Medicare caused by a flaw in Medicare’s hospital reimbursement formula for patient services. The case was successfully settled six years later. Over the past decade, Lusk Law, LLC has provided TGC a broad array of legal services including business and tax planning, contract drafting and enforcement, billing and collections, and litigation services. “Steve is very good and attentive. We have worked together on corporate, personal, litigation and other matters. He is great at simplifying and solving complex issues. I would unconditionally recommend him,” says Giovanis.

Following the Medicare settlement, Ted established JKTG as a private tax-exempt operating foundation to effect change in the health care industry for the greater good of the public. JKTG was named in memory of Ted’s wife who succumbed in her battle against cancer just prior to the Medicare settlement. In four short years, JKTG has assembled a wide variety of analysts from varied backgrounds and experiences to explore and conduct research. Lusk Law, LLC is proud to have served as legal counsel to JKTG since its inception by providing legal and tax advice for the tax-exempt foundation.

client-spotlight4-july-2016Over the years, JKTG has been active in numerous facets of health and scientific research, and policy analysis, and has collaborated with others in the field to facilitate events and briefings. As a small sample of its work and generous financial support, just last year JKTG provided dissertation and post-graduate support grants to the next generation of health care leaders; funded new cancer research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Wistar Institute; hosted a seminar lecture series on pressing topics in the arena of health policy with the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University; and sponsored “Wall Street Comes to Washington” to link our country’s policy decision makers with the business of health. More information about JKTG can be found at its Foundation’s website: www.jktgfoundation.org.

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