Area(s) of expertise: ERISA, ACA, HIPAA compliance
Summary of expertise:
I focus on contract review, ERISA, ACA, and HIPAA compliance, and providing general consultative advice on matters involving the health care industry and employee benefits law.
Blog/Web site: https://www.phiagroup.com/Media/Blog.aspx
•Effect of Repeal and Replace Efforts on Employer-sponsored Insurance
•Ethical Considerations and Fiduciary Liability for Plan Administrators
•Causation Analysis in Making Benefit Determinations
•Self-Funded Health Plans May Have a New Ally in the Fight against Specialty Drug Prices, The Self-Insurer (Jan. 2017)
•As Employer-Sponsored Plans Multiply, Self-Funding Remains an Attractive Option, America’s Benefit Specialist (Jan./Feb. 2017)
•How to Avoid Common Pitfalls When Managing a Self-Funded Health Plan, BenefitsPro, (Oct. 2016)
•A Missed Opportunity: How Massachusetts Nearly Addressed Its Hospital Pricing Problem, The Self-Insurer (July 2016)
•Vigilant Doorkeeping: Post-Kiobel Corporate Accountability under the ATS for Negligence and Violations of the International Prohibition on Nonconsensual Medical Experimentation, 33 Boston University International Law Journal (No. 2) 493 (2015)
•Using Gun Control Laws to Fight the Cartels, American University National Security Law Brief (Spring Edition (2013)
•CEJA: An Attempt to Clarify Federal Jurisdiction for Civilian Contractors who Commit Crimes Overseas, American University National Security Law Brief (Winter Edition) (2012)
•The Cost of Death; the Case of Brian Nichols, 13 Boston University Pre-Law Review (No. 2) 3 (2008)
•American Bar Association, Member
•Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
•Herbert and Mary Greig Scholarship in American History (2008)
Prior media experience:
•Written Articles for Online Media Publications
•Experienced with Media Monitoring Service (Critical Mention)
•Boston University, B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science, Minor in History (2010)
•Boston University School of Law, J.D. (2015)
•Specialize in regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters related to the health care industry, including ERISA, HIPAA, the Privacy Act, and the Affordable Care Act.
•Provide PPO, ASA, and employee health benefit plan consulting services.
•Perform contract review and due diligence on health care transactions, conduct legal research, and draft legal memoranda on various issues involving health care and employment law.
•Negotiate insurance claims and balance billing disputes in cases involving Medicare, CMS, and health care providers.
•Represent health insurance plans in pursuing subrogation in cases involving third party liability.
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