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Health Law

Healthcare is in our DNA.
Navigating healthcare reform calls for experienced advisors with a finger on the pulse of the industry. Our health law team is led by senior practitioners with decades of hands-on experience from the hospital floor to the boardroom. Barrett & Singal has one of the largest health law teams in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and we’re focused on solving our clients’ strategic challenges.

representative matters

  • assisted the region’s largest healthcare provider system in acquiring a major Medicaid HMO
  • secured DPH approvals on behalf of a leading rehabilitation hospital network for its new state-of-the-art facility, including initial determination of need, plan review, licensure to build, and approvals to open
  • established for a major academic medical center specialty affiliations with community hospitals and physician practices
  • secured tax-exempt financing for non-profit entities, including an air ambulance operator which acquired a state-of-the-art medical helicopter
  • represented Canada’s largest EMS provider in its acquisition of a major Boston-area EMS provider
  • represented providers before commercial and government payors regarding payment audits and recoupment
  • represented pharmaceutical compounding pharmacies in connection with state and federal investigations
  • counsel community hospital boards and senior management on strategic initiatives and business operations
  • represented the region’s largest healthcare system in closing and realigning their substance abuse facility
  • negotiated multi-million dollar risk contract on behalf of the largest behavioral health managed care provider in Massachusetts
  • advised a community hospital in its affiliation discussions with a Boston teaching facility
  • advise Medicare-certified home health agencies and hospices on general compliance and corporate and payor matters

Diane Moes discusses the diverse backgrounds of her colleagues and the nature of client relationships

services

  • Behavioral health contracting
  • Clinical trials & research contracting
  • Compliance program development
  • Contract negotiation
  • Corporate formation, joint ventures & alliances
  • Corporate governance
  • Employment issues
  • EMTALA
  • Financing
  • Fraud & abuse compliance
  • Government investigations
  • Graduate medical education issues
  • Managed care contracting
  • Medical fraud
  • Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement
  • Medical staff governance
  • Medical peer review
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Patient care issues
  • Payor disputes
  • Physician compensation
  • Physician recruitment
  • Professional licensure & discipline
  • Provider network formation
  • Real estate transactions
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Risk management / liability
  • State & federal regulatory matters +
  • Tax exempt issues
  • Telemedicine / e-Health
  • 340B compliance

industries

  • Academic medical centers
  • Ambulatory surgery centers
  • Ancillary providers / imaging centers
  • Behavioral health providers
  • Biomedical / pharmaceutical
  • Clinical laboratories
  • Clinics
  • Commercial
  • Community health centers
  • Compounding pharmacies
  • Ground / air emergency transport providers
  • Health technology
  • Home / hospice care
  • Hospitals & pediatric hospitals
  • Independent & assisted living
  • Licensed clinics
  • Managed care
  • Medical marijuana
  • Physicians / group practices
  • Rehabilitation hospitals
  • Skilled nursing facilities

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Proposed Rule Modifies 42 CFR Part 2, the…

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DPH releases proposed amendments to Determination of…

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Court Holds Officers and Directors of Non-Profit…

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Department of Public Health Presentation on DoN…

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OIG Releases Compliance And Oversight Guide for…

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Failure to execute HIPAA business associate agreement…

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U.S. District Court Ruling Vacating HRSA’s 340B P…

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Diane Moes named one of Mass Lawyers Weekly’s “Top Wom…

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Sweeping New Opioid Law Extends Anti-Kickback…

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Proposed Legislation Will Increase Legal Authority of…

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Legal Issues and the Aging Physician

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Public Health Council Approves Amendments to…

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health Revamps…

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Legal Issues Associated with MA Registered Marijuana…

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UPDATE: Nursing Facilities Sue HHS to Block Ban on…

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OIG Fraud Alert Warns Doctors That They Will Be…

“They know our industry and speak our language.”
–Assisted living provider

results

Helping clients successfully navigate health care regulation

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Barrett & Singal Secures DPH Approval for Major Health System Project

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Michelle Peirce and David Chorney Co-Host FBA Health…

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Update Regarding DPH Increased Oversight of Long-Term…

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Clearing the path for a state-of-the-art hospital in Charlestown

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Best Lawyers in America® recognizes four Barrett & …

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Important Compounding Pharmacy Law Empowers Board of…

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health Announces…

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OPPS 2017 – Implementation of Section 603 of the B…

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MassHealth Changes regulations to comply with…

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Long Term Care Facility Regulatory Update

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The ACA May Be in Jeopardy, but MACRA Isn’t Likely to G…

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Rhode Island Prohibits Physician Non-Competes

commercial

We provide all aspects of advice from formation through growth to small-to-medium sized businesses both inside & outside the healthcare industry.

compliance guidance

We provide training to health care institutions and staff on medical records confidentiality and documentation; Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Law, EMTALA, HIPAA, and HITECH compliance; licensure requirements; diagnostic testing; and physician recruitment.

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New MA Prescription Monitoring Program Goes Live…

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Massachusetts Enacts Equal Pay Act: What employers can…

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Medicare Hospital Reimbursement Changes

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Health Policy Commission Releases Proposed Regulation…

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HHS Prohibits Long-Term Care Facilities from Using…

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Super Lawyers® Recognizes Barrett & Singal …

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Best Lawyers, Lawyers Weekly, and Superlawyers…

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Department of Public Health - new process for the…

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DPH Adopts New Determination of Need Regulations

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CMS cracks down on “abuse” of nursing home residents via…

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DPH Strengthens Oversight of Long-Term Care Facilities

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UPDATE: Preliminary Injunction Temporarily Halts…

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Governor Baker Signs Sweeping Reform on Employee…

clinical trials contracting

The development of new drugs is one of the most serious compliance risk areas for the health care industry. We advise major medical centers on compliance issues and negotiate contracts with biotech entities for scientific research.

“We count on them for strategic advice beyond our legal needs.”
–VP, assisted living

corporate governance

We advise hospitals and commercial businesses on organizational structure and best practices.

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Noncompliance with Security Deposit Law Could Be a…

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Massachusetts Trial Court Dismisses Wrongful…

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New Guidelines for Dementia Special Care Unit…

“They really know the business of health care.”
–CEO of community hospital

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Adelita Orefice Earns Certification in Healthcare…

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Phase 2 HIPAA Compliance Audits Set To Begin

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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules that…

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Governor Baker Signs Legislation Designed To Address…

“A higher level of experience and focus you don’t get from the big firms.”
–Home / hospice care provider

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