April 7, 2010

Professor Tripp to Serve as Panelist on MedPAC Panel on LTCH Quality Measures


Ms. Lisa Tripp, Assistant Professor of Health Care Law at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, has been selected to take part in a panel discussion that will advise the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) on quality meassures for long-term care hospitals (LTCHs). The Panel will discuss and identify prevalent quality of care issues in LTCHs and identify existing process and outcome measures that could provide information about the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries in LTCHs. Recommendations from the panel meeting will be incorporated into MedPAC’s annual report to Congress. Professor Tripp practiced health care law and commercial litigation prior to joining the faculty of John Marshall Law School in 2006. As an attorney for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Professor Tripp focused primarily on elder abuse. She litigated many cases against nursing homes involving physical and sexual abuse, neglect and substandard care.