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Health Care Regulation & Compliance

Compliance and general counseling for toxicology laboratory providers

Assisting numerous national and regional toxicology and drug testing laboratory companies in the development and roll-out of comprehensive corporate compliance programs and policies. (Ongoing)

Compliance and regulatory counsel for East Hawaii Region of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation

Provide client with contracting and regulatory compliance advice. (Ongoing)

Compliance counseling for clinical and molecular laboratory providers

Assisting numerous national and regional clinical and start up molecular laboratory companies in the development and roll-out of comprehensive corporate compliance programs and policies. (Ongoing)

Compliance counseling for multiple health care providers

Reviewing and revising medical staff bylaws, rules, regulations, and policies to bring them into compliance with legal and accreditation standards. (Ongoing)

Compliance programs, policies and educational tools

Assists hospitals and clinical laboratories develop and implement systemic strategies to protect against fraud and abuse. (Ongoing)

Develop nationally recognized coordinated care organization

Acts as general and specialty counsel to Health Share of Oregon (Health Share) by advising on operational, governance, integration, regulatory and compliance matters. Health Share is the largest coordinated care organization in Oregon and responsible for the physical and mental health of more than 160,000 residents. The State of Oregon received $1.9 billion in state and federal funding to help implement coordinated care through organizations such as Health Share. (Ongoing)

Government investigations

Assists various medical providers in responding to government subpoenas, search warrants and government investigations. (Ongoing)

Regulatory counsel for telemedicine provider

Provide regulatory advice on structure and operations of telemedicine company delivering primary care to patients through web-based platform. (Ongoing)

Transaction and regulatory counsel for Hawaii Pacific Health

Represent client in healthcare transactions and regulatory compliance matters, including physician recruitment. (Ongoing)

Clinical integration arrangement

Advised large regional hospital system in connection with efforts to clinically integrate with other health care organizations. (2012)

Hospital acquisition

Represented large regional medical center in potentially contentious acquisition of nearby hospital.  Acquisition completed without challenge. (2012)

Represented pharmacies accused of misbranding and repackaging drugs

Advised multiple pharmacies on the collateral consequences of settling with the Department of Justice, including the potential exclusion from federal health care programs. (2012)

Regulatory counsel for Signature Genomics*

Represented clinical laboratory company with regulatory compliance due diligence in connection with its $90 million-plus sale of business. (2010)

Transaction and regulatory counsel for Westcliff Medical Laboratories*

Represented clinical laboratory company with regulatory compliance due diligence in connection with its $50 million-plus sale of business. (2010)

Acquisition of regional medical center for Providence Health System

Represented Providence Health System, Southern California in its acquisition of Tarzana Regional Medical Center, a general acute care hospital located in Tarzana, Calif., from affiliates of Tenet Healthcare. This transaction was unusual in that the real estate was acquired from a ground lessor (which ground leased the hospital property to Tenet) and the hospital business from Tenet. (2008)

Corporate and business matters for Valley Hospital, Inc.

Representation of Valley Hospital, Inc., for corporate and business matters, including a syndication to allow partial physician ownership of the hospital and the spin-off of two corporate entities to comply with the requirements of the Stark Law. (2008)

Government contracts for Qualis Health

Represented incumbent contractor in protest of award of contract for Medicaid utilization review and case management services. Obtained cancellation of award to competitor and multi-year extension of existing contract. (2008)

Medi-Cal fraud claim

Defended durable goods provider against charges of Medi-Cal fraud by the California Attorney General. (2008)

People v. CHA Hollywood Medical Center

Defense of hospital entities charged with violation of California Business and Professions Code § 17200 by the Los Angeles city attorney arising from two alleged incidents of homeless patient 'dumping.' The representation also included defense of the civil action brought by one of the homeless patients. (L.A. Cnty. (Cal.) Super. Ct. 2008)

Sale of assets for Madrona Medical Group, P.S.

Sale of assets to PeaceHealth. (2008)

DaVita, Inc. v. Dept. of Health

Successfully represented dialysis provider in certificate-of-need dispute, from administrative hearing through Court of Appeals process. 137 Wn. App. 174 (Wash. App. Div. 2 2007)

Government contracts for Qualis Health

Representation of successful bidder for MMIS technical assistance contract in State of Alaska, Office of Administrative Hearings appeal proceeding. Protest withdrawn when stay request denied. (2007)

Fraud settlement for medical supplier

Negotiated global settlement of civil and criminal allegations against durable medical equipment supplier. (2005)
* Denotes experience completed at a prior firm
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