Experience

Health System Affiliation

Represented large community health system in affiliation with major academic medical center.

Payor-Provider Joint Venture

Worked with an insurance company and a network of primary care practices to create a joint venture, providing Medicare members with access to high-quality, personalized health care in a community setting.

Sale of Teaching/Community Hospital

Assisted with the sale of a 500-bed teaching and community hospital to the teaching hospital of a major university, making this hospital system one of the largest in the country.

Appellate Tax Board Decision Appeal

Represented a trade association, on behalf of a health insurer, before the state Supreme Judicial Court in a successful appeal of an Appellate Tax Board decision.

Sale of Nursing College

Worked with a hospital in the sale of its nursing college to a nearby university, including negotiation of a management agreement to allow the university to operate the college pending regulatory approvals.

Acquisition of Urgent Care Centers

Represented a private equity group in acquiring the stock of two entities which owned 13 urgent care centers.

Corporate Governance

Assisted a tax-exempt health care organization to draft new bylaws following extensive discussions with board committees and the full board to assure that both the mission and governance structure of the organization were fully captured in the new bylaws.

Population Health Management

Represented a large non-profit health maintenance organization in the development of a population health management vehicle in partnership with its contracting hospitals and health systems.

Acquisition of Cardiology Practice

Worked on behalf of a hospital in the acquisition of two large cardiology practices, each with multiple locations.

Determination of Need

Assisted clinic in successfully obtaining a Determination of Need from State Department of Public Health, including contentious negotiations with state regulators.

Gainsharing

Advised client on establishing gainsharing arrangements in connection with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services bundled payment models.

Formation

Assisted innovative primary care start-up with regulatory compliance, payor contracting, and related issues.

Health System Affiliation

Acted as corporate counsel to a large health system during a major affiliation, negotiating deal documents and advising on structural and various legal issues, which ultimately lead to the creation of the second largest non-profit health system in New England.

Legislative/Regulatory Strategy

Advised national and state trade associations on legislative and regulatory strategy.

Public Policy

Counseled clients on public policy issues at the state and federal level and analyzed the impact of legislation and regulations on health care consumers and payers while assisting in the development of strategy and policy positions for the U.S. health insurance industry.

Health Insurer Coverage and Network Participation

Assisted an innovative primary care practice utilizing virtual patient visits in achieving coverage and network participation with health insurers.

Antitrust

Counseled an accountable care organization (ACO) on compliance with safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Department of Justice - Federal Trade Commission ACO Antitrust Enforcement Policy Statement.

Firm Highlights

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

Publication/Podcast

Courts Expand on Rules Regarding the Protection of Retirement Plan Assets

Blog

BREAKING: The Supreme Court Blocks OSHA COVID Vaccine/Testing Rule (NFIB v. OSHA) and Allows the Healthcare (Medicare/Medicaid) Vaccine Rule (Biden v. Missouri) to Take Effect

In NFIB v. OSHA , the Court focused its decision on OSHA’s emergency temporary standards which require the Secretary to show (1) “that employees are exposed to grave danger from exposure to substances or...

News

Verrill Welcomes Experienced Trust & Estates, Tax Partner Ruth Mattson

(January 5, 2022) – Verrill is pleased to welcome Ruth Mattson to the firm’s Boston office as a Partner in its Private Clients & Fiduciary Services Group. Mattson advises individuals and families on estate...

Event

Maine State Bar Association Winter Bar Conference

Join Verrill Partner, Anya F. Endsley on Friday, January 28, 2022 for session ten of this year's Maine State Bar Association Winter Bar Conference, Estate Planning Under the New Rules. Anya, along with attorneys...

Blog

Elimination of Good Faith Relief for ACA Reporting

On November 22, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published proposed regulations that codify, among other things, an automatic extension of the deadline for furnishing IRS Forms 1095-C to employees. IRS Forms 1095-C are...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

Publication/Podcast

Federal Vaccine Mandates: How to Respond to Ever-Changing Court Rulings

OSHA’s ETS, CMS’s Mandate, Federal Contractor Mandates, each of these federal vaccine policies have experienced legal challenges over the course of the last two months. On January 11, 2022, Verrill attorney Tawny Alvarez on...

Blog

Attention Portland Employers: Updates on Mask Mandate, Hazard Pay

On Monday, Portland City Councilors took two significant actions that affect employers in Portland, Maine. First, the Council repealed an emergency order from March 2020, eliminating the hazard pay provision set forth in the...

News

Pair of Recent Victories Hearten Counsel for MassHealth Providers

Verrill attorney David G. Lazarus was recently mentioned in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article "Pair of Recent Victories Hearten Counsel for MassHealth Providers." The article covers two appellate court decisions regarding the boundaries to...

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