Elizabeth G. Litten
Named as one of the leading health care attorneys in New Jersey by Chambers USA, Elizabeth serves as national and regional counsel to hospital systems, health care facilities, health plans, technology companies, physicians groups and a wide range of other health care-related organizations and entities. With more than 20 years of experience in the industry, she has become a go-to source for regulatory health care matters throughout the nation.
Elizabeth provides strategic counsel on the creation, receipt, maintenance and transmission of protected health information (PHI) in compliance with the privacy and security requirements ofHealth Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) andHealth Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH). She has worked with a variety of clients on analysis and response related to breaches of data and PHI.
Elizabeth also advises health care providers, regulated health plans and self-funded employer plans on issues related to evolving new technologies and models of health care delivery and payment, including direct employer plan-provider contracting and implementation of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH).
Additionally, Elizabeth advises health care providers on the opportunities available to them under the Patient-Centered Community Care (PC3) program and the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability of 2014 to fulfill the health care needs of veterans, including inpatient and outpatient specialty care, mental health care, emergency care and newborn care for enrolled female veterans.
Co-chair of the firm's Government Relations Practice, Elizabeth has been a registered lobbyist in New Jersey for more than 15 years. Throughout her career, she has worked closely with the executive and legislative branches of both parties and with health care leaders throughout New Jersey drafting and advocating health care regulations and legislation affecting the state’s providers, payers and consumers, as well as its health care payment and delivery system. Elizabeth also has experience navigating election law (ELEC) requirements and helping clients avoid "pay to play" and political contributions violations.
Among her leadership roles within the firm, Elizabeth serves as co-chair of the firm's Government Relations Practice as well as co-chair of the Connectivity Subcommittee of the firmwide Women’s Initiative and a member of the firm’s Privacy and Security Workgroup.
Before Fox RothschildElizabeth previously chaired the health care department at a New Jersey-area firm for seven years.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Active in the public/private sector, Elizabeth’s has served on:
- The Health Care Transition Committee for former Governor James McGreevey
- The Health Care Quality Act Advisory Committee and the Health Maintenance Organization Advisory Committee, working with the Department of Health and Senior Services to recommend large-scale regulatory changes
- The 2012 Governor's Conference for Women Steering Committee
- Board of Directors of the New Jersey Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
- Executive Committee for the Association of Corporate Wellness
As part of her ongoing commitment to giving back to the local community, Elizabeth worked pro bono to draft legislation for health care providers in Camden, Trenton and Newark, New Jersey, that launched the development of Medicaid ACOs on behalf of The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (CCHP). The program centered around creating a diverse collaboration of health care providers, including hospitals, clinics, behavioral health providers, social workers and homeless advocates to find a way to improve patient care while also cutting costs.
Elizabeth serves as editor of The Garden State FOCUS, HFMA’s bimonthly newsletter circulated to more than 1,200 hospital and health care industry executives and professionals throughout New Jersey. She also took the lead in drafting the HFMA chapter's comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' proposed "meaningful use" comments.
She has been a guest lecturer at Rutgers Law School in Newark, speaking on provider billing and patient payment issues under the ACA.
Elizabeth also serves on the Advisory Board of CareKinesis, Inc., an organization that provides state-of-the-art medication management through a combination of technology, science and services that reduces costs, improves the quality of care and decreases the risks associated with ineffective medication plans.
Additionally, she serves as a Health Law Adviser for the American Law Institute. In this role she helps to direct educational programs for lawyers by introducing new topics, trends, products and participants to the group’s educational efforts.
HIPAA, HITECH and Health Information Technology Blog
Elizabeth contributes to this blog, which provides information regarding cutting-edge legal and practical developments that health care providers and businesses must consider with regard to the handling and sharing of health information, including through the use of electronic health records.
Honors and Awards
- Selected for inclusion in "The Best Lawyers in America" for Government Relations Practice (2015)
- Named as one of the leading health care attorneys in New Jersey, Chambers USA (2011-2014)
- Recipient of the HFMA Medal of Honor award for the 2012-13 chapter year
- Recipient of the "Annual President’s Award" by the New Jersey Chapter of the HFMA (2010)
- Selected as a "Super Lawyer -- Health Care" by New Jersey Monthly Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine (2007 and 2010-2014)
- Selected as a "Top Health Care Lawyer" by South Jersey Magazine (2006)
- Recipient of the Lloyd M. Felmly Award from the New Jersey Public Health Association for outstanding contribution in the media to the cause of public health in New Jersey (2006)
- Selected by the New Jersey Law Journal as one of its “40 Under 40” distinguished business and community leaders (2004)
- Quoted in Mondaq's Fifth Most Read Article (July 2014)