David A. Chorney is an associate in Barrett & Singal’s Health Law practice where he provides services and consultations to many different healthcare providers, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, home health agencies, physician groups, assisted living residences, and ambulatory surgery centers. He has advised clients on medical peer review issues, hospital operations, policies and procedures, the acquisition of a nursing home facility, Board of Registration in Medicine investigations, and reviewed contracts related to employment/staffing, managed care, electronic health records systems, affiliations and joint ventures, and medical education.
David also provides general business and corporate legal services on a wide range of issues, such as day-to-day business strategy; regulatory and corporate compliance; vendor contracting; HIPAA; medical staff credentialing; healthcare fraud and abuse; antitrust; contracting; and employment law. His experience includes transactional matters, mergers and acquisitions, and taxable and tax exempt financing.
Prior to becoming an attorney, David worked as a law clerk at Barrett & Singal, where he served as the lead law clerk on transactional matters such as the acquisition of a large managed care organization and securing tax exempt bond refinancing for tax exempt entities. While at DBS he also helped to draft employer handbooks and policies and worked collaboratively with attorneys to provide legal advice related to employer, physician, and hospitals obligations under the Affordable Care Act.
In 2014, David was a Rappaport Legal Fellow in Governor Deval Patrick’s Office of Legal Counsel where he drafted and analyzed issues related to health care regulations, including regulations related to Masshealth, dentistry, and pharmacy, drafted Executive Orders and agency testimony for legislative hearings, analyzed legal and policy issues related to the Commonwealth’s opioid crisis and the implementation of medical marijuana licensing and dispensaries.
Suffolk University law School, J.D., 2015 Cum Laude, Suffolk Jurisprudence Award in Antitrust
Journal of Health & Biomedical Law – Lead Articles Editor 2013-2014
Muhlenberg College, B.A., International Studies and Russian Studies, 2009
Compliance program development & counseling; Contract negotiations; Corporate formation, joint ventures, affiliations & other business arrangements; Corporate governance; Employment-related issues; EMTALA; Financing (tax/exempt/taxable); Fraud &abuse compliance; Government investigations; HIPAA; Medicaid fraud; Medical peer review; Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement’ Patient care issues; Non-profits and tax-exempt issues; Professional licensure and discipline; Risk management/liability; and State and federal regulatory compliance
- Federal Bar Association, Massachusetts Chapter, Health Law Committee, Co-Chair
- Boston Bar Association: Public Interest Leadership Program (“PILP 14”), 2017-2018
- Federal bar Association, Massachusetts Chapter, Health Law Committee, Co-Chair
- Rappaport Legal Fellow: 2014
Presentations & Publications
- Co-host, “The U.S. Supreme Court’s Escobar Ruling on False Claims Act Cases – Trends and Developments Since the June 2016 Decision," June 2018
Modernizing Medicaid Managed Care, Boston Bar Association Health Law Reporter, 2016
A Mental Health System in Crisis and Innovative Laws to Assuage the Problem, 10 J. Health & Biomedical L. 25 (2015)
An early start to negotiating community agreements will aid host communities, Rappaport Briefing
Civic & Charitable Activities
David has been a member of the Lawyers Have Heart Executive Leadership Committee since 2016, and a Greater Boston Legal Associates Drive Captain for since 2017.
He previously served as a member of Good Sports Young Professionals Board. In 2014 David ran the Boston Marathon to raise money for and to promote City Year of Boston.
Off The Record
David is an avid runner who competed in Cross-Country and Track and Field for Muhlenberg College where he was awarded All-American honors. In the spring of 2015, he was inducted into the Muhlenberg College Hall of Fame in recognition of his collegiate running accomplishments. David continues to enjoy running as a member of the Boston Athletic Association and can often be found running along the Charles River training for an upcoming race or running through the woods of New Hampshire where he also likes to hike and ski.
- aided in the representation of the successful acquisition of a Massachusetts Managed Care Organization;
- aided in the representation of a buyers successful acquisition of a Massachusetts Nursing Home;
- aided in the representation of a non-profit assisted living facility in their successful refinancing of tax exempt bonds;
- advises a variety of employers in the drafting of employee handbooks and employee/personnel policies and matters;
- aides in the representation of physicians before the Board of Registration in Medicine;
- aides in the representation of employers before the Division of Professional Licensure.
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