I focus my practice on transactional and regulatory compliance matters for health care providers. Utilizing my previous experience working for the federal government in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) as well as in private practice, I strive to provide clients with thoughtful and practical advice.
My practice consists of an assortment of transactions involving hospital/physician alignment strategies, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, and other contractual arrangements such as professional services agreements and formation of management services companies and captive practices.
I advise clients on health care regulatory issues and provide counsel on federal and state fraud and abuse laws including the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, New Jersey’s Codey Law, and other state-specific self-referral laws.
I counsel health care providers on all aspects of compliance with the requirements of HIPAA and the HITECH Act. I assist clients with the development of policies and procedures as well as provide guidance and analysis in the event of a breach or Office for Civil Rights investigation.
I expect that the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to be far reaching throughout the health care sector. Providers will look for ways to align to protect their businesses and practices while ensuring stability in the face of future similar events. The world of telehealth and its associated regulations will continue to evolve and develop, as will the technologies that health care providers use in the provision of services. Additionally, the progression from a fee-for-service world to a value-based payment system will require providers to continue to adjust to a new payment system and structure.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D.
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., History and Sociology of Science
District of Columbia