Meredith is an associate in the Healthcare group. She represents for-profit and nonprofit entities, as well as investment and management firms, across the healthcare sphere, with their regulatory and transactional needs.
Prior to practicing law, I spent several years in sales and customer relations. Because of this, I take a multi-faceted approach to transactions. Providing clients with the best experience requires that we not only protect them from a legal standpoint, but also that we provide top-notch customer service while achieving their business objectives.
I support healthcare providers, private equity firms, and management companies as they navigate the complexities of joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, and contractual arrangements. I also advise clients on regulatory issues associated with transactions, such as licensure, fraud and abuse risks, and the corporate practice of medicine and dentistry.
I counsel clients on complying with relevant Medicare and Medicaid laws, the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the federal Stark Law, and their state equivalents.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated, healthcare is constantly evolving. With the rise of telehealth and digital technologies, it will be essential to keep providers up to date on emerging federal and state regulations in the areas of fraud and abuse, reimbursement, and data privacy. Furthermore, as the digital arena continues to provide a platform for multi-state operations, I foresee an increase in the PC-MSO model.
This article discusses the recent notice of rulemaking issued by the US Department of Health and Human Services to modify the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, or Privacy Rule, under HIPAA. The article was cowritten by partners Laurie Cohen of Albany and Valerie Montague of Chicago, counsel Jéna Grady of New York City, and associates Meredith LaMaster of Chicago and Julia Cassidy of New York City, all of the Healthcare practice.
Chicago Healthcare partner Valerie Montague, Rochester counsel and Cybersecurity & Privacy practice deputy leader Jenny Holmes, Washington, DC Healthcare counsel Sarah Swank, and Chicago Healthcare associate Meredith LaMaster contributed this article on how Roe’s reversal disrupts expectations regarding the privacy of women’s health information—and the role of healthcare practitioners, app developers, and cell phone providers in protecting it.
DePaul University College of Law, J.D., Health Law Certificate, DePaul Law Review Assistant Executive Editor
Miami University, B.S.
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