This program, taught by Fox Rothschild Partner Margaret Davino, will discuss hot topics and current trends in health law, including consolidation in the healthcare marketplace and how that is affecting opportunities for providers, the entry of private equity in healthcare and how such purchases are often structured, and antitrust regulators’ challenges to hospital acquisition of physician practices. It will also discuss healthcare apps and legal issues (including the privacy issues with healthcare apps), latest HIPAA updates and breach issues, and changes to the federal drug and alcohol regulations.
Former general counsel to medical centers in New York and New Jersey, Margaret is an experienced and effective health care attorney who handles a broad spectrum of health care matters, including transactional, compliance, contractual, corporate, regulatory, governance, managed care/payer (including value-based arrangements) and risk management issues. Her clients include hospitals, physicians and physician groups, startup companies, FQHCs, home care agencies, pharmacies, laboratories, agencies for the developmentally disabled, care management companies, billing companies, nonprofit companies, health care IT vendors and a variety of other providers and entities in the health care space.
She handles joint ventures, sales and acquisitions of practices and companies; formation of new entities and practices; structuring arrangements and relationships between health care entities; DSRIP/PPS issues; bylaws and governance matters; physician-hospital contracts; affiliation and/or service contracts; employment agreements; managed care issues; IT contracts and issues; regulatory compliance; HIPAA; medical staff affairs; captive PCs and faculty practices; separation agreements; ambulatory surgery center joint ventures; and physician disciplinary matters. She has served as health care counsel in hospital bankruptcies and structured various management agreement arrangements between entities. She also provides advice in such areas as consent and confidentiality and frequently conducts corporate investigations and assists with internal compliance programs. She has also been involved with various long-term care issues and arrangements.
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