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Joan W. Feldman

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Joan W. Feldman, Chair of the Health Law Practice Group, has devoted her entire legal career to representing and advocating on behalf of health care providers, including hospitals, academic medical centers, nursing homes, federally qualified health centers, home healthcare agencies, clinical diagnostic laboratories and behavioral health and substance use disorder providers. Joan has over thirty years of experience representing providers with respect to health care regulatory and business matters, including all possible business combinations (e.g., affiliations, acquisitions and joint ventures), corporate compliance, fraud and abuse (e.g., False Claims Act, Anti-kickback and Stark), privacy and HIPAA-related matters, reimbursement and Medicare and Medicaid audits, licensure, regulatory compliance, and certificate of need “CONs”, along with formation of alternative delivery models (e.g., ACOs and clinically integrated physician networks). Joan’s strong advocacy skills, knowledge, experience and clinical background gives her unique insight and advantage while working with providers and regulators alike.

She frequently lectures and writes on corporate compliance, false claims, reimbursement and audit matters, and when she is not working, she likes to spend time with her family in Nicaragua enjoying the beautiful beaches, the people and contributing to the community.

                                                          

This program is an introductory overview geared toward executives of small community providers who are considering doing a health care transaction. You may watch this complimentary webinar replay at your convenience by clicking this link and registering. 

Distinctions

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®: Health Care Law (2015-2018)
  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer®: Health Care (2013-2016)
  • Listed as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in New England by Super Lawyers® (2015-2016)
  • Listed as one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Connecticut by Super Lawyers® (2015-2016)
  • AV Preeminent® Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers (2011-2012)
  • Chambers USA, America's Leading Lawyers: Healthcare (2011-2017)

Successful Affiliation of Two Major Healthcare Organizations

A team of Shipman & Goodwin attorneys, led by Joan Feldman, assisted Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in the negotiation of its affiliation with Yale New Haven Health, and jointly represented both L+M Corporation and Yale New Haven Health in obtaining all the needed regulatory approvals from the State of Connecticut to complete the transaction, including certificate of need approval from the Office of Health Care Access for the system affiliation and the combination of the affiliated medical foundation. The affiliation process extended over an eighteen-month period with many complex regulatory hurdles, along with coordinated corporate, transactional, labor and employment, and environmental legal counsel.

Development and Launch of All-Payer Claims Database

Represented Access Health CT, the State’s health insurance exchange, in connection with the development and launch of one of the country’s first all-payer claims databases (APCD). Assisted Access Health CT in its development of a vendor data management agreement for claims data, and continue to advise on data use, intellectual property, privacy and security matters.

The APCD program collects, maintains, and assesses health care information and will make such information accessible to health care professionals, researchers, consumers and others for purposes of improving health care utilization, costs and quality of health care services in Connecticut.

Publications

June 2017  Reducing the risk of False Claims Act qui tam actions
February 15, 2017  SAMHSA Modernizes Regulations Governing the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Records
January 31, 2017  IRS Issues Clarification for Tax-Exempt Management Contracts -- Impact on Healthcare Providers
October 11, 2016  Providing Transgender-Inclusive Health Care
October 27, 2016  October 17th Compliance Deadline for HHS Nondiscrimination Notifications Approaches
May 24, 2016  Connecticut Legislature Passes Non-Compete Act Concerning Contracts With Physicians
April 2016  Communicating Protected Health Information Via Text Messaging
January 27, 2016  If You Provide Behavioral Health Services, Do the New HIPAA Reporting Rules Apply to You?
January 21, 2016  APCDs: One Solution to Obtaining Meaningful Performance Data
December 9, 2015  Stark Law Update
February 9, 2015  Key Issues in Negotiating a Health Information Technology Agreement
December 12, 2014  Recent Data Breach Demonstrates the Importance of Attention to Software and IT Systems
November 11, 2014  Health and Human Services Addresses Ebola and Other Public Health Emergencies
October 16, 2014  Proposed Revisions to Anti-Kickback Safe Harbors and Civil Monetary Penalty Provisions
October 6, 2014  What You Need To Know About Unlicensed Scribes In Your Hospital
September 2, 2014  CMS Proposes Short-Term Inpatient Admission Settlement Process for Hospitals
August 1, 2014  Connecticut Expands Transparency Reporting Obligations to APRNs
July 9, 2014  Connecticut Health Law 2014 Legislative Update
May 12, 2014  Health Law: HIPAA Breaches: Getting It Right
February 3, 2014  CMS Delays the 2-Midnight Rule For At Least Another 2 Midnights
January 14, 2014  IRS Releases Further Guidance for Tax-Exempt Hospitals
January 3, 2014  A Primer on Bringing Traditional Chinese Medicine to the U.S. Market
December 4, 2013  DSS Releases Proposed FQHC Reimbursement Regulations
November 19, 2013  Court Rules that Hospital's Incentive Payments for its Oncologists Violated the Stark Law
November 8, 2013  CMS Delays Post-Payment Reviews for "Short-Stay" Inpatient Admissions
November 6, 2013  Medicare Conditions of Participation for Community Mental Health Centers
August 26, 2013  Recent OCR Enforcement Action Demonstrates the Importance of a Thorough Risk Analysis
August 8, 2013  Health Law 2013 Legislative Update
June 25, 2013  FDA Releases Draft Cybersecurity Guidance for Medical Devices
May 22, 2013  Lessons Learned From "U.S. ex rel., Drakeford v. Tuomey Healthcare System, Inc."
May 16, 2013  Certificate of Need Regulations Finalized and Released
February 12, 2013  HIPAA Final Rule
January 3, 2013  HHS Announces Mobile Device Security Initiative
October 23, 2012  DSS Releases Proposed Provider Audit Regulations

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Events

June 27, 2017  CTCPA Not-for-Profit Organizations Conference
June 26, 2017  Health Care Compliance Association Web Conference
June 23, 2017  Community Health Center Association of Connecticut (CHCACT)
June 20, 2017  CT Community Nonprofit Alliance Behavioral Health Compliance Forum
May 23-25, 2017  HFMA Region 1 Sixteenth Annual Healthcare Conference
May 9, 2017  Webinar: Negotiating a Successful Health Care Transaction
April 26, 2017  What You Need to Know to Negotiate a Successful Health Care Transaction
March 26-29, 2017  Health Care Compliance Association's 21st Annual Compliance Institute
November 10, 2016  CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, Inc. Behavioral Health CFO Forum
September 20, 2016  CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, Inc. Compliance Roundtable
May 25, 2016  HFMA Region 1 Fifteenth Annual Healthcare Conference
February 23, 2016  CT HFMA: 2016 Legal Playbook: Best Practices to Keep Your Healthcare Operations on the Winning Side
Feburary 17, 2016  Stark Update at University of Connecticut Health Center
June 11, 2015  Feldman & Roberts to Speak about The Physician Payments Sunshine Act
May 19-20, 2015  HFMA Region 1 Fourteenth Annual Healthcare Conference
February 12, 2015  CHCACT: Corporate Compliance Workgroup
January 20, 2015  HCBA: Business Associate Compliance - Keeping Your Own House in Order
January 14, 2015  Stage 2 Meaningful Use Audit: What You Need to Know
December 11, 2014  CHCACT: Compliance Workgroup
November 5, 2014  CT HFMA: Annual Healthcare Leaders Legal Update
October 9, 2014  CCPA: Establishing an Effective Compliance Program
August 5, 2014  CHCACT: CFO Roundtable
April 3, 2014  Guest Lecturer at Quinnipiac University School of Law: Patients' Rights and Responsibilities
March 27, 2014  Guest Lecturer at Quinnipiac University School of Law: HIPAA
March 13, 2014  Conducting an Internal Compliance Investigation
January 30, 2014  Stark Overview of Physician Contracts
January 21, 2014  CCPA: Corporate Compliance Forum
November 20, 2013  CT-HFMA: Annual Healthcare Legal Conference
October 31, 2013  Stark Overview: Lessons to Be Learned
March 15, 2013  Complying With the New HIPAA Regulations - Part II
March 1, 2013  Complying With the New HIPAA Regulations - Part I
December 6, 2012  New England Healthcare Internal Auditors, Inc. Fall 2012 Educational Conference
November 29, 2012  Hospital-Physician Integration

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Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1986, with honors
  • State University of New York Downstate College of Nursing, B.S.N., 1977,
    magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New York

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