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

Publication/Podcast

BLM-Masked Employees of Whole Foods Lose Race Bias Appeal Regarding Dress Code

News

Verrill Welcomes Attorney Clayton Brite to Firm’s Real Estate Group

News

Verrill Welcomes Back Attorney Stephen B. Segal to Firm’s Litigation & Trial Group

Matter

Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

Matter

Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

Publication/Podcast

New DOJ Task Force Announced Will Impact Health Care Providers & Prescribers in Northern New England

Major enforcement news was released today, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, for medical professionals and anyone working in or around the health care space in Maine , New Hampshire , and Vermont . The United...

Blog

2025 Is the New 2022: IRS Extends Deadline to Adopt SECURE Act Amendments and CARES ACT Waiver of 2020 RMDs Amendment

On August 3, 2022, the IRS released Notice 2022-33 , which extends the deadline for plans to adopt: all SECURE Act [1] amendments, optional or required (a summary of SECURE Act changes can be...

Blog

DOL Proposes Amendments to QPAM Exemption

On July 27, 2022, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a set of amendments to Prohibited Transaction Class Exemption 84-14, the so-called “QPAM Exemption,” which permits an investment fund [1] holding assets of ERISA...

Blog

Charitable Promotions, Commercial Co-Ventures, Donors Choose, Round-Up, and Peer-To-Peer Solicitations

It’s not often that you get BIG news in Charitable Promotions Law. But last year, California passed a comprehensive law that goes into effect on January 1, 2023. So, for all of you brands...

Publication/Podcast

Hospitals Win 340B Medicare Rate Cut Suit, But When, How, and How Much They Will Recoup Remains Unclear

In a recent unanimous decision, the Supreme Court found that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”), erred when it significantly reduced...

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