Ellen specializes in providing regulatory and strategic advice to health care clients of all types, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospices, retail pharmacies, PBMs, and pharmaceutical manufacturers.
She also represents companies doing business with, and investing in, health care providers. She represents clients in Medicare, Medicaid, and third-party payor audits and investigations; in the development of corporate compliance programs, HIPAA, privacy and security compliance initiatives; and in the negotiation and implementation of Corporate Integrity Agreements. She also provides strategic and regulatory advice on telemedicine issues and hospital/physician relationships, including compliance with the state and federal anti-kickback laws and the Stark Law.
Before joining Mintz Levin, Ellen was an assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She represented state agencies responsible for health care reimbursement, licensing, and regulation in administrative and court proceedings, and prosecuted Medicaid fraud cases. She was also administrative counsel to the Massachusetts Attorney General, coordinating special health care projects and working with other state attorneys general through the National Association of Attorneys General.
Ellen is a member of the advisory committee that is working with the Massachusetts Health IT Council on the development and implementation of the statewide HIT strategic plan and health information exchange.
She has written about and speaks frequently on corporate compliance programs, board governance matters, HIPAA privacy and data security, technology and health care, and physician/hospital relationships.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Ellen L. Janos