Verrill's Health Care Industry Group is an interdisciplinary team of attorneys with decades of health care industry experience. We provide a full spectrum of legal services to the varied organizations and individual professionals in the increasingly complex health care industry, where organizations face emerging technologies, a broader than ever range of business issues, and intense government oversight. Through multidisciplinary collaboration, this group addresses the myriad issues and needs of companies in the heavily regulated, rapidly evolving health care industry.

General Health Care

  • Medicare/Medicaid and Third-Party Reimbursement
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Academic and Biomedical Research
  • Regulatory Compliance and Contract Negotiations
  • e-Health and Health Information Technology
  • HIPAA/HITECH Privacy and Security
  • Accountable Care Organizations and Managed Care
  • Medical Staff and Patient Care
  • Licensure, Certification, and Accreditation
  • Physician Contracting and Compensation
  • Life Sciences

Corporate and Finance

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Commercial Loan Transactions
  • Governance Issues

Employee Benefits

  • Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation, and Benefit Pension Plans
  • Fiduciary Compliance

Intellectual Property

  • Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Protection
  • Licensing and IP Contracts
  • Medical Product Marketing and Distribution Advice
  • Regulatory Compliance and Contract Negotiations
  • e-Health and Health Information Technology

Employment & Labor

  • Litigation Defense
  • ADA/Workers' Compensation/OSHA
  • Employee Relations and Privacy
  • Wage and Hour Laws
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Union Campaigns and Litigation

Litigation

  • Medical Negligence
  • Licensing Board Complaints
  • White Collar Defense
  • Reimbursement Reviews
  • Risk Management
  • Regulatory Appeals (Federal and State, and Court Appeals of Final Agency Action)

Real Estate

  • Purchase and Sale Agreements and Options
  • Leases, Licenses, and Related Documents
  • Condominium and Related Documents
  • Loan Agreements and Financing
  • Due Diligence (e.g., Title Insurance, Survey, Zoning)
  • Construction Contracts
  • Land Use Permits and Approval

Firm Highlights

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Hospital Price Transparency Rule: Full Steam Ahead

Neither COVID-19 nor continued legal challenges appear likely to derail the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ( CMS) Hospital Price Transparency Rule from going into effect on January 1, 2021. Hospitals therefore should...

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65 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2022, Including Eight Named Lawyers of the Year

(August 31, 2021) – 65 Verrill attorneys were recognized as "Best Lawyers" by Best Lawyers® 2022 , including 8 attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year,” a distinguished recognition for only a single lawyer in...

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Fraud and Abuse Investigations Handbook for the Health Care Industry, Second Edition.

Health care attorney Paul Shaw co-authored Fraud and Abuse Investigations Handbook for the Health Care Industry, Second Edition with Robert Griffith, published by the American Health Law Association (AHLA). Paul and Robert provide legal...

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HHS Confirms Providers’ Right to 340B Discount Pricing for Contract Pharmacies

As a holiday gift to providers, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) General Counsel recently issued a strongly worded Advisory Opinion indicating that federal law requires drug manufacturers to deliver covered...

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Pharmaceutical Compounding: a History, Regulatory Overview, and Systematic Review of Compounding Errors

In November 2020, Alicia Siani co-authored with C. James Watson, James D. Whitledge, and Michele M. Burns "Pharmaceutical Compounding: a History, Regulatory Overview, and Systematic Review of Compounding Errors," published in Journal of Medical...

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Verrill Welcomes Jeffrey A. Smagula, Experienced Health Care and Life Sciences Attorney, Former Health Plan Compliance Executive

(May 12, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Jeffrey A. Smagula to the firm’s Boston office as Counsel in its nationally recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Group. Jeff Smagula brings to Verrill...

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Massachusetts Health Care Bill Makes Several Significant Changes

While you were celebrating the New Year, Governor Baker signed Chapter 260 of the Acts of 2020, an “Act promoting a resilient health care system that puts patients first,” the result of the Legislature’s...

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Patent Litigation: Medical Device

Defended company medical device manufacturer against claimed infringement of expired patent relating to laser hair removal; obtained stay of matter pending reexamination of patent, which resulted in cancelling of all allegedly infringing claims and...

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“If I've told you once, I've told you eight times…” HHS OIG Issues Another Audit Report on Hospitals’ Failure to Report Credits for Explanted Cardiac Devices and Lays the Groundwork Collection of Overpayments

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340B Providers Get Partial Relief from New Dispute Resolution Regulation

1. 340B ADR Process Established At long last, more than ten years after Congress directed it to do so, HHS has finalized an alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) process for both providers and pharmaceutical manufacturers...

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