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ASHLEY R.  GEARY, ESQ.

Ashley R. Geary concentrates her practice in corporate governance, physician contracting and regulatory compliance matters.  She specializes in assisting practices in developing their corporate governance documents; negotiating and advising on physician ownership arrangements; reviewing and negotiating vendor and employment contracts; negotiating third-party payor contracts and responding to payor audits; resolving payor credentialing issues; advising on the business implications of federal and state fraud and abuse laws such as the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law; and preparing HIPAA compliance manuals and responding to HIPAA violations and breaches.  She is also a member of Wade, Goldstein’s HIPAA Compliance Committee.

Ms. Geary graduated cum laude from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law with an honors distinction for her health law concentration.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Delaware. 

Ms. Geary is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Professional Associations:

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • American Health Lawyers Association


Publications and Speaking Engagements:

  • Frequent lecturer on legal and regulatory compliance, audits, payor contracting and healthcare practice models for the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting.

  • Presenter, Protecting Your Practice from Legal Risks: HIPAA, HR, Audits and Investments, American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives, July 2016.

  • Co-Author, Keeping Your Practice Out of Legal Hot Water, published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2015.

  • Co-Author, Employment Law Basics for the Small Ophthalmology Practice, published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2015.

  • Contributor, Health Information Technology, Patient Data and Health Care Reform: Rewards and Risks in the New Ecosystem, Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, April 2014.