September 23, 2023

Volume XIII, Number 266


Kinal M. Patel

Kinal Mahesh Patel is a senior counsel health care attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP based in the firm’s Houston office. As a member of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group, Kinal advises health care, life sciences and insurance companies of all sizes as they navigate regulatory reforms and industry trends. Kinal’s practice combines both regulatory and transactional activities.

Transactional Counsel

Kinal provides transactional counsel to health care providers, plans, and other companies on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances in the health care and related industries.  He has experience with hospital, provider, pharmacy, and health plan acquisitions, and implementing strategic alliances and other relationships.  He’s supported the implementation of partnerships among health care companies and physician and non-physician provider alignment strategies. 

Alternative Payment Models and Risk Contracting

Kinal assists clients to develop alternative payment methodologies and structure shared-risk arrangements, in compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws and insurance laws. He supports clients on a variety of payment and service delivery models from CMMI and CMS, including BPCI-A, PCF, DCE and GPDC, and other non-governmental risk adjustment models.

Regulatory Compliance

Kinal provides regulatory compliance counsel on regulatory, compliance, licensing, and managed care arrangements.  He has advised clients facing pending and suspected compliance issues and government enforcement actions, government payor program enrollment and participation requirements, and licensing and accrediting support.  He also has experience handling pharmacy regulatory matters.

Articles in the National Law Review database by Kinal M. Patel