Main Practice Contacts

Stacy L. Brainin
+1 214.651.5584

Bill Morrison
+1 214.651.5018

In the News

Sean McKenna in FierceHealthPayer: Anti-Fraud: Home Care, Hospice Fraud Trends to Watch

Monitoring home healthcare and hospice claims is a program integrity priority due to continuing fraud, abuse and general noncompliance involving such benefits. How can payers fight these trends? FierceHealthPayer: Anti-Fraud spoke to Sean McKenna, J.D., to find out. >>

Recent Publications

HIPAA Covered Entity Challenges FTC’s Authority to Regulate Data Security

Although a federal court recently ruled that the United States Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”) has the authority to regulate data security practices, a clinical testing laboratory is arguing that the FTC’s regulatory authority does not extend to entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”). >>

A Desk Guide to Data Protection and Breach Response - Part 5

In this installment of A Desk Guide to Data Protection and Breach Response, we discuss disclosure and enforcement actions by regulators, including state attorneys general, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (the “FTC”), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (the “HHS”), among others. >>


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.

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