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Sean McKenna
+1 214.651.5249

Recent Publications

CMS Proposes Changes for ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program

On December 1, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule that included numerous changes for accountable care organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program in light of the experience CMS gained during the first two years of the program. >>

The Wait Is Over, but the Questions Are Not: Adapting to the FDA’s New Menu Labeling Requirements

Just before Americans sat down to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends, with many of them probably choosing to overlook the total calorie count of those meals, the FDA released the long awaited rule on nutritional labeling applicable to chain restaurants and other venues serving restaurant type food (79 FR 71156). >>

Connecticut Supreme Court: HIPAA Does Not Preempt State Law Claims

In an opinion published on November 11, 2014, Connecticut joined a growing number of jurisdictions that have found that state law causes of action based on a health care provider’s unauthorized disclosure of a patient’s medical records are not preempted by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). >>

ACO Risks and Rewards: Balancing Opportunities for Innovation with Effective Compliance

Factors to Consider When Evaluating Compliance with Waivers. >>


Haynes and Boone’s healthcare practice helps clients navigate the highly-regulated healthcare industry while balancing the clinical and economic interests so vital to the success of our healthcare clients. Practice members have diverse backgrounds in transactional, regulatory, tax, finance, operational, clinical, litigation, and enforcement areas to offer clients services tailored to their specific needs. Our distinctive collaborative culture allows us to leverage our attorneys’ collective skills and to create innovative solutions to meet our clients’ challenges.

We regularly advise clients regarding anti-kickback, self-referral/Stark, related state laws and the mitigation of potential enforcement actions in the event of noncompliance. Our attorneys have significant experience advising clients on repayment and disclosure options and protocols, conducting internal investigations, as well as developing compliance programs. We understand the government’s renewed interest in audits and the heightened risks related to these ongoing and future initiatives. Our lawyers recognize the value of early detection and claims prevention and understand the importance of compliance programs.

We also advise on compliance with HIPAA/HITECH, licensing rules, accreditation rules and professional board rules and regulations. Our attorneys have a keen awareness and understanding of the regulatory, business planning and tax matters that are so critical to the proper structuring of a healthcare transaction. We regularly advise clients on new and existing financial relationships and entity formation, using a broad array of specialty attorneys to ensure healthcare transactions are both advantageous and legally compliant. We have experience working with a variety of individuals and entity types, including hospitals, hospice and home health companies, ambulatory surgery centers, primary care clinics, physicians and other healthcare-industry companies.

Haynes and Boone was ranked in Modern Healthcare magazine's 2014 Largest Healthcare Law Firms survey.

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