Theresa’s practice involves a variety of transactional, regulatory, and fraud and abuse matters.
Her transactional experience focuses on advising health care clients on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, service agreements, and corporate stock and asset acquisitions. She has served as corporate and regulatory counsel to retail pharmacy chains, pharmacy benefit managers, and health care providers in acquisitions, which included due diligence, licensing, change of ownership, Medicare and Medicaid state certification, and contracting. She has deep experience preparing and negotiating pharmacy network agreements, pharmaceutical purchase and distribution agreements, and rebate agreements.
She also advises health care clients on a variety of regulatory issues, such as Medicare compliance and reimbursement, federal and state anti-kickback and self-referral laws, and state regulatory issues, including corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting prohibitions.
Theresa assists in the defense of clients subject to federal investigation for violation of the federal anti-kickback law and provides compliance advice to clients in structuring proposed transactions and business arrangements to comply with the anti-kickback and Stark fraud and abuse laws as well as other applicable state and federal regulatory requirements. Theresa has counseled a range of health care providers, including pharmacies, renal dialysis providers, physicians and physician groups, mental health providers, laboratories, hospital systems, practice management companies, and life sciences companies.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Theresa C. Carnegie