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Health Law Managing Editor–Kelly J. Rooney, JD, MPH

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Kelly J. Rooney is the Managing Editor of the Health Law editorial team of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. She has been with the company since 2008. Kelly’s areas of content expertise include Medicare benefits and coverage, health care reimbursement, and health reform. Her publication credits include the Health Reform WK-EDGE; Health Law Daily; Medicare and Medicaid Guide; the annual Master Medicare Guide; Medicare Explained; CCH Medicare and Medicaid Benefits; Journal of Health Care Compliance; and the CCH Law, Explanation, and Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Kelly has a law degree from DePaul University College of Law, a master in public health degree from Northern Illinois University, and an undergraduate degree in political science from Central Michigan University. She previously worked in private practice.

 

Contributing Editors

 

Kayla Bryant, JD

Bryant.KaylaKayla Bryant is a writer analyst in the Health Law editorial team of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. She contributes to Health Law Daily, Health Reform WK-EDGE, and the Wolters Kluwer Health Law Blog. Kayla received her law degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law and undergraduate degrees in English and psychology from Marshall University.

 

 

 

 

Cathleen Calhoun, JD

Cathleen Calhoun is a writer analyst in the Health Law editorial team of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. She previously worked as a clerk for an Illinois Appellate Court Judge and in the Wolters Kluwer Tax and Accounting Division. Since joining Wolters Kluwer, she has served as a key participant in product development, authoring and creating new and original software products and tools. Cathleen contributes to multiple health law and compliance products. She received her law degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her undergraduate degree from Loyola University Chicago.

 

 

 

 

 

Sheila Lynch-Afryl, JD, MA

LynchAfryl.SheilaSheila Lynch-Afryl is an Editorial Lead in the Health Law editorial team of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. Sheila’s areas of concentration include Medicare benefits, coverage, and reimbursement; healthcare compliance; and state health law. Sheila is the lead editor of E-dition Compliance Monitor Plus and Physicians’ Medicare Guide, and she has contributed to ComplyTrack. Her additional publication credits include the Health Reform WK-EDGE, Health Law Daily, Medicare and Medicaid Guide, Medicare Explained, Medicare Master Guide, CCH Law, Explanation, and Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and the Health Care Compliance Newsletter. Sheila previously worked in private practice and as a judicial clerk for an Illinois Appellate Court justice. Sheila earned her undergraduate degree and J.D. from Valparaiso University and her Master of Arts in Writing from DePaul University.

 

 

Anthony H. Nguyen, JD

Nguyen.AnthonyAnthony H. Nguyen is a senior writer analyst in the Health Law editorial team of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S., where he has worked since 2007. He is the lead editor of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Law Reports and Medical Devices Reports, which focuses on matters related to the Food and Drug Administration and Drug Enforcement Administration. He also writes and contributes to a wide range of health care reimbursement and compliance issues, including the Health Reform WK-EDGE, Health Law Daily, Medicare and Medicaid Guide; the annual Master Medicare Guide; Medicare Explained; CCH Medicare and Medicaid Benefits; and the CCH Law, Explanation, and Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Anthony has a law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia K. Ruiz, JD

Patricia K. Ruiz is a writer analyst in the Health Law editorial team of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. She contributes to Health Law Daily, the Medicare and Medicaid Guide, the annual Master Medicare GuideMedicare Explained, and the Wolters Kluwer Health Law blog. Previously, Patricia worked as an attorney in general practice and in the compliance department at a major national health insurer. She earned her law degree from Northern Illinois University and her undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

 

 

Bryant Storm, JD

Storm.BryantBryant Storm is a writer analyst in the Health Law editorial team of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Bryant was an associate attorney at a general practice firm, focusing on civil litigation. He contributes to Health Law Daily, Health Reform WK-EDGE, and the Wolters Kluwer Health Law Blog. Bryant received his law degree from the Northern Illinois University College of Law where he was the Managing Editor of the Law Review. Bryant earned his undergraduate degree in History from Illinois State University.

 

 

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