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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. 


Land Use Approvals and Litigation
Acquisition and Land Use Approvals for Federally Qualified Health Center
$8M Financing for a Skilled Nursing Facility in Richmond, Virginia
$32M Syndicated Term Loan for a Skilled Nursing Facility in New York
$18M Financing for a Skilled Nursing Facility in Sylmar, California
$45M Combination Financing Including a Term Loan and a Revolving Line of Credit for Six Skilled Nursing Facilities in Various Counties in New York
$80M Combination Financing Including a Term Loan, Construction Loan and revolving Line of Credit Loan for a Skilled Nursing Facility in New York
$20.7M Combination Financing Including a Term Loan and Revolving Line of Credit for a Skilled Nursing Facility in New York
$29.9M Financing for the Construction of a Senior Housing Facility in Danbury, Connecticut
$4.8M Financing for Four Assisted Living Facilities in California
$22.2M Financing for the Construction of an Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility in North Haven, Connecticut
$59.1M Financing for a Skilled Nursing Facility in Queens, New York
$22.4M Financing for the Construction of an Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility in Sewell, New Jersey
$40M Refinancing of Existing New York Skilled Nursing Facility and Cross Collateralization of a Newly Purchased Hospital
$80M Complex New York Co-Lending Financing for Construction Loan, Term Loan and Line of Credit for Skilled Nursing Facility
$45M Financing for Acquisition of 6 Upstate New York Nursing Homes and Cross Collateralization of Operating Company Properties and Assets
$15M Refinancing of 3 Connecticut-Based Assisted Living Facilities
$22.5M Construction Loan and Complex Fund Structure for New Jersey Assisted Living Facility
$75M Syndicated Co-Lending Structure for Term Loan Facility for Cash Out Financing for New York Health Care Facility
$18M Construction to Permanent Loan for Construction of New York Assisted Living Facility
$46M Term Loan Syndication for New York Skilled Nursing Facility
$92M Acquisition of Multi-facility Skilled Nursing Homes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Financing Issues Related to New York Lien Laws
Settlement Achieved in Qui Tam Action
$46 Million Term Loan to Nursing Home
$4.7 Million Term Loan to Nursing Home
Successful Affiliation of Two Major Healthcare Organizations
Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement and Compliance Issues
CVW Body Design Center - Stamford, LLC
Development and Launch of All-Payer Claims Database
Developing Medicaid Reimbursement Regulations for Hospital-Owned Medical Foundations
Establishment of Efficiently and Effectively Invested Endowment Fund
Drafted Governance Documents for Best Practices of Member Organizations
Establishment and Organization of a Medicare Shared Savings Program ACO
Audit Relating to Inpatient Stays, Credits for Medical Devices and Canceled Surgeries
$203 Million Financing for University Health Ambulatory Care Center
Yale New Haven Health's Acquisition of Milford Hospital
Corporate and Regulatory Compliance
Numerous Collective Bargaining Agreements for Health Care Industry
Counsel Client in Launch of National Training Program
Development of Compliance Program
Establishment of On-Call Teleradiology Program
Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement for State University Health Center
Acquisition and Construction Financing for National Developer
Formation of Medicare Shared Savings Program, Affiliated Physician Organization, and Affiliated Medical Foundation


March 29, 2020  COVID-19: USDOL Clarifies Exemptions to Paid Leave Provisions Under FFCRA for Healthcare Providers, Emergency Responders and Small Businesses
March 27, 2020  COVID-19 Update: N95 Masks and PPE: Guidelines for Use And Importation
March 26, 2020  COVID-19: CMS Provides Quality Reporting Program Relief
March 25, 2020  CMS FAQs and Guidance for COVID-19 Response
March 20, 2020  Governor Expands Access to Telehealth Services Executive Order No. (7G)
March 20, 2020  DEA's Expansion of Prescribing Controlled Substances Via Telemedicine
March 19, 2020 - Updated March 20, 2020  COVID-19: OCR HIPAA Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth
March 18, 2020  Medicaid Telehealth Expansion and Guidance
March 17, 2020  Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Benefits and Co-Pay Waivers During the COVID-19 Outbreak
March 17, 2020  COVID-19: New HHS Waivers
March 17, 2020  OCR Bulletin, Civil Rights and COVID-19
March 16, 2020  Determining Work Restrictions for Healthcare Personnel Exposed to COVID-19: CDC Recommendations
March 16, 2020  COVID-19: Taking Employees' Temperatures
March 15, 2020  Governor Lamont Issues Two Executive Orders In Response to Ongoing COVID-19 Developments in Connecticut
March 15, 2020  COVID-19: New CMS Waivers
March 14, 2020  COVID-19: Privacy Considerations for Health Care Providers
March 13, 2020  Major Insurers Waive Coronavirus Testing Costs, Unpacked
March 11, 2020  Guide for an Organizational Response to Coronavirus
March 9, 2020  CT Guide for an Organizational Response to Coronavirus
September/October 2019  Fair Market Value: It Is Not As Easy As You May Think
January 31, 2019  EPA Finalizes Rule Addressing Management of Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals - But is it Helpful?
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
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
February 9, 2015  Key Issues in Negotiating a Health Information Technology Agreement
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 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
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
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
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 26, 2012  Health Law 2012 Legislative Update
June 6, 2012  DSS Publishes Final Regulations on Reimbursement of Medical Foundations
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
January 11, 2012  CMS Publishes Guidance on Medicaid RAC Program


April 29, 2019  Chambers Recognizes 18 Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field
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
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
November 3, 2016  Jim Bergenn, Joan Feldman and Tim Hollister Named "Top Lawyers"
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
July 25, 2016  Bill Roberts Provides Commentary in Report on Medicare Compliance
July 20, 2016  Health Law Daily Recaps HCCA Vendor Privacy Webinar Presented by Bill Roberts
July 11, 2016  Bill Roberts Quoted in Part B News on Recent HIPAA Breach
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
October 19, 2015  CT Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers
May 19, 2015  Chambers Recognizes 23 as Leaders in Their Field
November 14, 2014  Bill Roberts Comments on Medical Records Ruling
May 23, 2014  Chambers Recognizes 24 as Leaders in their Field
January 15, 2013  Mobile Device Data Security Measures Issued
November 26, 2012  Firm Helps Develop Connecticut Health Council
May 11, 2012  Panel Explores Risks and Rewards of Social Media for Health Care Providers


August 14, 2019  Webinar: Telemental Health Services: Navigating Telemedicine Laws, State Licensure, Medicaid Coverage, Fraud and Abuse
July 17, 2019  CLE Event: CLE Webinar: General Counsel Briefing: Your Controlled Information and the "Insider Threat"
June 4, 2019  CLE Event: Webinar: Reviewing and Responding to Subpoenas: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know
May 22, 2019  HFMA Region 1 Eighteenth Annual Healthcare Conference
March 7, 2019  CT HFMA's Winter Symposium Featuring Telemedicine
March 5, 2019  28th National HIPAA Summit
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
March 1, 2017  Dealing with Patient Concerns About Current Immigration-Related Executive Orders
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
October 23-26, 2016  MAGI's Clinical Research Conference - 2016 West
October 20, 2016  CT Technology Council 2016 IT Summit
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 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
June 7 - 9, 2015  2015 ASHHRA Region 1 Conference
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
March 30 - April 1, 2012  Startup Weekend Stamford
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
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