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She guides healthcare providers in complying with state and federal regulations.
Sarah focuses her practice on regulatory compliance matters for hospitals, physician groups, independent laboratories, and medical device manufacturers. Her experience includes assisting clients with:
Incentives available to health care providers for the “meaningful use” of electronic health records, including certification of health information technology and “meaningful use” objectives and measures.
In addition, Sarah works with health care providers on drafting and negotiating physician employment and recruitment agreements, as well as professional services agreements and equipment leases. Sarah also assists healthcare providers with developing new and modifying existing compliance programs to limit the risk of fraud and abuse. Sarah prepares laboratory director and professional services agreements for independent laboratory clients.
Author, “Voluntary Compliance Programs are a Thing of the Past: Make Way for Mandatory Requirements,” Prognosis, Volume 28, Number 1, March 2012
Author, “Incentive Programs for Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records,” Prognosis, Volume 27, Number 1, December 2010
Author, “The Aftermath of Davila: Are Healthcare Enrollees Now in a Sinking Ship Without a Paddle?” The Health Lawyer, Volume 17, Issue 4, 2005
“Standards and Controls to Detect and Prevent Misconduct,” Association of Corporate Counsel’s Ethics and Compliance Committee, April 16, 2013.
“Establishing Healthcare Compliance Programs as Mandated by the PPACA: Implementing Effective Reporting, Exclusion Screening, and Formal Risk Assessment Processes,” Strafford Webinar, November 14, 2012
“Compliance Programs for Physicians: Back to Basics,” Alamance County Medical Group Managers, April 21, 2011
“Show Me the Money: Government Incentives Available to Providers who Demonstrate Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records,” Carolina Regional Medical Group Managers, November 18, 2010
“Show Me the Money: Government Incentives Available to Providers who Demonstrate Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records,” Charlotte Area Medical Group Managers, October 21, 2010
“Show Me the Money: Government Incentives Available to Providers who Demonstrate Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records,” Datamax Corporation, September 15, 2010
Attorney (Temporary) Iredell County Department of Social Services, Statesville, NC, 2008; Contract Attorney, North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC 2007-2008; Contract Attorney, Heather Cook Skelton, PA., Charlotte, NC, 2007-2008; Attorney, Stiles Byrum & Horne, LLP, Charlotte, NC, 2005-2007; Summer Intern, North Carolina Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC, 2004.
Research Assistant, The Reeves Center, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA, Summers 1999-2000, Academic Years 1998-2002; Intern, Office of Research, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State, Washington, DC, Summer 2001; Press Intern, U.S. Senator John Warner, Washington, DC, Spring 2001.