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Stacey L. Worthy, Esq.

Stacey L. Worthy, Esq.


Licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia

As a partner, Stacey Worthy provides counsel to health care programs and providers specializing in addiction medicine, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations in various aspects of their legal, regulatory, and business affairs.

Ms. Worthy has advised health care programs and providers on compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, including the Controlled Substances Act; the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); 42 C.F.R. part 2; Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Law, the False Claims Act; and fee-splitting, marketing, and referral laws. She has prepared practitioners for U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration inspections, responded to medical board complaints, drafted policies for urine drug testing, and assisted with third-party billing and collections.

Ms. Worthy has assisted for-profit and nonprofit small businesses from formulation to dissolution, including drafting bylaws, articles of incorporation, board resolutions, best practices, partnership agreements, and independent contractor agreements.

Ms. Worthy also provides her nonprofit clients with unique legal and policy insight on issues involving access to health care. In this capacity, she has provided research and analysis of laws, regulations, and legislation; drafted state and federal bills; managed advocacy initiatives; and overseen coalition-building efforts of allied organizations focused on advancing common goals.

Ms. Worthy is also the Executive Director for the Alliance for the Adoption of Innovations in Medicine (Aimed Alliance). She frequently authors scholarly articles for publication and presents at national conferences on topics concerning health care regulatory matters; best practices and the standard of care for prescribing controlled substances; fraud and abuse; and improving patient access to quality health care. A list of her publications can be found here.

Prior to joining DCBA Law & Policy in 2011, Ms. Worthy interned for the United States Department of Justice, Disability Rights Section; Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, LLP; and the American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section. She also served as an administrative associate for the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Ms. Worthy is a graduate of George Mason School of Law, where she served as Articles Editor for the George Mason Law Review. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English and graduated magna cum laude from Boston’s Suffolk University in 2006.