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Shipman & Goodwin has a comprehensive health law practice with a broad range of experience in each of the major sectors of the health care industry. We take pride in our long-standing ties to the health care community and our reputation for the highest level of professionalism and client service. Our attorneys have a thorough knowledge of the issues and trends affecting the health care industry, and serve as counsel to a variety of organizations. We offer legal solutions to the complex issues facing health care clients. We recognize that our clients need to provide quality health care services, build and operate a business, maintain a workforce, access capital, create and protect intellectual property, resolve disputes, collaborate with physicians and partners, and succeed in a competitive marketplace. We have built a group of dedicated health care lawyers who become valuable members and trusted advisors of our clients’ leadership teams. As a full-service firm, we draw upon our teams of attorneys in business, finance, tax, labor and employment, employee benefits, intellectual property, environmental, mergers and acquisitions, and business and commercial litigation to effectively assist our health care industry clients. We are committed to our clients and strive to ensure that our clients get personal attention from attorneys experienced to handle their matters. 


January 11, 2019  U.S. Supreme Court Decision Impacts Arbitration Clauses
January 3, 2019  Physician Practice Liable for Violating its Duty of Confidentiality to a Patient
November 6, 2018  What Does the Partial Repeal of the Medicaid IMD Exclusion Mean for Providers?
October 2018  New Compliance Training Requirements for Medicare Advantage
August 22, 2018  Connecticut Supreme Court Reminds Teaching Hospitals that They May be Responsible for Residents' Negligence
August 6, 2018  CMS Mandates Hospitals to Post Standard Charges Online
March 2018  False Claims Act 2017 Report Card: $2.4 Billion Recovered
January 24, 2018  HHS Takes Action to Protect Religious Beliefs and Moral Convictions
January 17, 2018  Connecticut Supreme Court Recognizes New Cause of Action for Patient Privacy Breach
January 10, 2018  OIG Scrutiny of Patient Assistance Programs
August 2017  Firm Attorneys Published in Legal Resource for School Health Services
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
December 2016  Vincenzo Carannante Published in Leading Forensic Psychiatry Reference
October 11, 2016  Providing Transgender-Inclusive Health Care
October 3, 2016  Family Policy Compliance Office Issues FERPA Privacy Guidelines
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?
December 9, 2015  Stark Law Update
October 13, 2015  EPA Proposes Long-Awaited Rule Addressing Management of Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals by Healthcare Facilities
June 22, 2015  Conn. Seeks To Tighten Data Privacy Requirements
May 11, 2015  Achieving Diversity in Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials
February 9, 2015  Key Issues in Negotiating a Health Information Technology Agreement
January 9, 2015  U.S. Department of Education Issues Guidance on Ebola for K-12 Schools
January 2015  Going Live with a Patient Portal—Legal Risks and Operating Documents
December 12, 2014  Recent Data Breach Demonstrates the Importance of Attention to Software and IT Systems
November 24, 2014  Ebola Guidance for Schools: Focusing on the Basics
November 14, 2014  Bill Roberts Quoted in CT Law Tribune Article, "Conn. Medical Records Ruling Could Have Widespread Impact"
November 11, 2014  Health and Human Services Addresses Ebola and Other Public Health Emergencies
October 2014  Reflecting America's Patient Population - The Need for Diversity in Clinical Trials
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
March 2014  Living with the Medical Device Excise Tax
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
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
October 2013  Clinical Research Ethics in Vulnerable Populations
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 20, 2013  Shining The Light On Physician Payment Sunshine Act
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
November 2012  Connecticut's HIE: A Look at the Nutmeg State's Approach to Sharing Patient Information
October 23, 2012  DSS Releases Proposed Provider Audit Regulations
September 21, 2012  U.S. Department of Justice Announces $16.5 Million Settlement with HCA, Inc. for False Claims Act and Stark Law Claims
August 2, 2012  Breaches of Personal Information Must Now Be Reported to the Attorney General
June 28, 2012  Health Law Practice Group Discusses Supreme Court's Ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
June 28, 2012  Health Care Ruling Brings Contract, Grant Opportunities
June 26, 2012  Health Law 2012 Legislative Update
June 6, 2012  DSS Publishes Final Regulations on Reimbursement of Medical Foundations
May 2012  Medical Foundations: One Model for Hospital-Physician Alignment
May 17, 2012  CMS Releases Final Rule on PPACA Program Integrity Provisions
May 2, 2012  FDA and HHS Rules on Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest in Research
February 16, 2012  HHS Announces Strong Start Initiative to Increase Healthy Deliveries and Reduce Preterm Births
February 16, 2012  OIG Alerts Physicians to Exercise Caution When Reassigning Medicare Payments
February 3, 2012  DRS Rules on Hotel Room Rentals Received by Non-Profit Hospitals
January 11, 2012  CMS Publishes Guidance on Medicaid RAC Program
November 22, 2011  DSS Releases Proposed Medical Foundation Regulations
November 17, 2011  OCR Begins Pilot Phase of HIPAA Privacy and Security Audit Program
November 10, 2011  New DRS Special Notice Regarding Hospital Net Patient Revenue Tax
November 7, 2011  Adding To The Value Of Health Care Construction
November 3, 2011  FINAL RULE: Medicare Program--Changes to the Ambulatory Surgical Centers Patient Rights Conditions for Coverage
September 28, 2011  Are You Aware of and Affected by These DPH Scope of Practice Requests?
September 7, 2011  Union Organizing in Health Care Made Easier
August 16, 2011  Health Law 2011 Legislative Update
August 8, 2011  Sample Workplace Violence Prevention Policy to Comply With New Connecticut Legislation
August 4, 2011  CMS Proposes to Extend the 3-Day DRG Window to Hospital-Owned and Hospital-Operated Physician Practices
July 11, 2011  OCR Proposes Significant Revisions to HIPAA Rules on Accounting of Disclosures
June 14, 2011  Partial Relief for Tax-Exempt Hospitals on Form 990 for 2010
June 10, 2011  CMS Clarifies that State Medicaid Agencies Have Ability to Protect Same-Sex Couples
June 3, 2011  CMS Issues Final Rule on Denial of Medicaid Payments for "Hospital Acquired Conditions"
June 3, 2011  CMS Announces Proposed Changes to eRX Incentive Program
May 16, 2011  Be Wary Of Medical Companies Bearing Gifts
May 5, 2011  CMS Releases Final Rule on Telemedicine Credentialing and Privileging
April 1, 2011  Proposed Rules Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Issued
February 28, 2011  First-Ever Civil Monetary Penalties Imposed for Violation of the HIPAA Privacy Rule
January 14, 2011  Summary of Proposed Certificate of Need Regulations
December 28, 2010  Sample Hospital Patient Visitation Policy To Comply With New CMS Rules For Participation
November 15, 2010  Recent Settlement Demonstrates Pitfalls of Rewarding Physicians with Access to Hospital Facilities
September 21, 2010  The Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs: What You Need to Know
August 13, 2010  June 2010 Connecticut Health Law Legislative Update
August 10, 2010  HHS Announces Proposed HIPAA Rules
July 19, 2010  Health Care Reform Impact On The Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industries
June 22, 2010  IRS Issues Guidance on the Indoor Tanning Services Excise Tax
June 21, 2010  IRS Now Accepting Therapeutic Discovery Tax Credit Applications
May 28, 2010  IRS Announces One-Month Application Period for Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Tax Credit
May 24, 2010  Another Way to Operate a Health-Care Facility
May 21, 2010  Summary of PPACA Grants, Demonstration Projects and Other Funding Opportunities
May 5, 2010  IRS Allows Employers the Option to Offer Health Coverage To Adult Children in 2010
May 3, 2010  Health Care Reform: Federal Tax Law Changes
April 28, 2010  Health Care Reform: Compliance Implications
April 26, 2010  Health Care Reform: What Employers Need to Know Now
August 14, 2009  Recent Law Establishes Medical Foundation Option for Hospitals and Health Systems
December 2008  When Disaster Strikes a Residency Program


November 1, 2018  Shipman & Goodwin LLP Ranked Among 2019 "Best Law Firms"
August 15, 2018  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 43 Firm Attorneys
May 3, 2018  Chambers Recognizes 23 Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field
January 15, 2018  Stephanie Gomes-Ganhao Comments on SAMHSA Final Rule Regarding Substance Abuse Records
November 1, 2017  Shipman & Goodwin Ranked Among 2018 "Best Law Firms"
August 15, 2017  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 43 Firm Attorneys
August 1, 2017  Bill Roberts Appointed to CT Health Data Collaborative
July 28, 2017  Bill Roberts Explains Health Care IT Balancing Act in Huffington Post
May 26, 2017  Chambers Recognizes 22 as Leaders in Their Field
April 4, 2017  Joan Feldman and Bill Roberts Highlight Key Health Care Compliance Issues at Nat'l Conference
December 20, 2016  Bill Roberts Quoted by Association of American Medical Colleges
November 3, 2016  Jim Bergenn, Joan Feldman and Tim Hollister Named "Top Lawyers"
November 1, 2016  Shipman & Goodwin Ranked Among 2017 "Best Law Firms"
October 18, 2016  CT Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Super Lawyers
September 13, 2016  Bill Roberts Published in New Handbook by American Health Lawyers Association
August 19, 2016  Bill Roberts Offers New Guidance on Health Care Data Privacy
August 15, 2016  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 39 Firm Attorneys
June 10, 2016   Bill Roberts Featured in Q&A on Data Privacy, Information Security and Preventing Breaches
May 31, 2016  Chambers Recognizes 22 as Leaders in Their Field
November 2, 2015  Shipman & Goodwin Ranked Among 2016 "Best Law Firms"
October 19, 2015  CT Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers
May 19, 2015  Chambers Recognizes 23 as Leaders in Their Field
March 5, 2015  Bill Roberts Joins HIPAA Website as Commentator
November 14, 2014  Bill Roberts Comments on Medical Records Ruling
November 3, 2014  Shipman & Goodwin Ranked Among 2015 "Best Law Firms"
May 23, 2014  Chambers Recognizes 24 as Leaders in their Field
November 1, 2013  Shipman & Goodwin Ranked Among 2014 "Best Law Firms"
January 15, 2013  Mobile Device Data Security Measures Issued
November 26, 2012  Firm Helps Develop Connecticut Health Council
November 1, 2012  Firm Ranked Among 2013 "Best Law Firms"
September 13, 2012  Six Firm Attorneys Receive "Lawyer of the Year" Honors
May 11, 2012  Panel Explores Risks and Rewards of Social Media for Health Care Providers


May 22, 2019  HFMA Region 1 Eighteenth Annual Healthcare Conference
February 12, 2019  Telemedicine Symposium
December 13, 2018  CT HFMA Winter Revenue Summit with AAHAM
November 7, 2018  4th Annual Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Conference
October 25, 2018  Subpoenas: What You Need to Know to Respond
September 14, 2018  2018 Community Health Summit: Working Together for a Healthier Connecticut
May 22, 2018  Model Agreements & Guidelines International (MAGI) Clinical Research Conference
April 13, 2018  Community Health Center Association of Connecticut
January 25, 2018  Digital Health - InsurTech With Benefits
July 18, 2017  Health Care Compliance Association Web Conference
June 27, 2017  Community Health Center Association of Connecticut
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
April 21 2017  Sustaining the Transition to Value in a Time of Policy and Market Turmoil
March 26-29, 2017  Health Care Compliance Association's 21st Annual Compliance Institute
February 23, 2017  Recent Privacy and Security Developments in Human Subjects Research
November 30 - December 2, 2016  OCR Audits Phase 2 With Real Life Experience - How to Navigate?
November 10, 2016  CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, Inc. Behavioral Health CFO Forum
September 20, 2016  CT Community Nonprofit Alliance, Inc. Compliance Roundtable
June 15, 2016  Webinar: Managing HIPAA Data Breaches
May 25, 2016  HFMA Region 1 Fifteenth Annual Healthcare Conference
May 2, 2016  HR's New Challenge: Cyber Security
April 6, 2016  Stark Update at Boston Medical Center
February 23, 2016  CT HFMA: 2016 Legal Playbook: Best Practices to Keep Your Healthcare Operations on the Winning Side
February 17, 2016  Stark Update at University of Connecticut Health Center
December 2, 2015  Webinar: Business Associates: How to Differentiate Your Organization Using HIPAA Compliance
November 9, 2015  Capitol Region Education Council - Technology Conference
September 29, 2015   CT Council of Small Towns Legislative Wrap-Up
September 24, 2015  Webinar: How to Effectively Negotiate a Business Associate Agreement: What's Important/What's Not
September 18, 2015  American Bar Association Business Law Section Annual Meeting
July 14, 2015  Webinar: HIPAA Compliance and Non-Business Associate Vendors - Strategies and Best Practices
June 11, 2015  Feldman & Roberts to Speak about The Physician Payments Sunshine Act
May 19-20, 2015  HFMA Region 1 Fourteenth Annual Healthcare Conference
March 13, 2015  Right to Privacy & HIPAA
February 19, 2015  Webinar: How to Effectively Negotiate a Business Associate Agreement: What's Important/What's Not
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
May 30, 2014   LERA: Is it HIPAA or is it not?
May 22, 2014  CT CHAND: College Health Symposium
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 24, 2014  Regulatory Landscape for Life Sciences and Medical Products & FDA Approval and Insurance Reimbursement
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
April 8, 2013  Family Opposition to First Person Consent
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
May 10, 2012  Catching the Social Media Bug: The Risks and Rewards of Social Media For Health Care Providers
May 6-8, 2012  Preparing and Responding to Medicare RACs
January 11, 2012  Social Media Bootcamp Webinar Series, Level I, Part II: How to Use Social Media and Social Networking: Focus on Facebook and LinkedIn
December 15, 2011  Preparing For and Responding To Medicaid RAC Audits
December 13, 2011  Social Media Bootcamp Webinar Series, Level I, Part I: Introduction to the Hows and the Whys
September 20, 2011  Review of New Connecticut Legislation Affecting Health Lawyers
September 8, 2011  Preparing for and Responding to Medicare RAC Audits
June 15, 2011  An ERM Approach To RACs?
February 17, 2011  Preparing For and Responding To Medicare RAC Audits
November 17, 2010  Health Care Reform Workshop
October 21, 2010  Medical Futility Summit: Medicine, Law & Ethics
October 19, 2010  Subpoenas: What You Need To Know To Respond
October 14, 2010  Health Care Reform Workshop
June 30, 2010  Health Care Reform Series Workshop I
June 2, 2009  The Federal Stimulus Package and Expanding HIPAA Requirements
May 23, 2007  E-Discovery for Health Care Providers
January 1, 2005  Implementing an Effective Corporate Compliance Program
April 3, 2004  Genetic Risk and New Strategies for Breast and Ovarian Cancer
December 2003  Sarbanes-Oxley Workshop
January 21, 2003  Uses and Disclosures Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
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