Sarah E. Coyne

Professional Experience

Although Sarah devotes much of her time to representing hospitals and their administrators, her actual breadth of experience is expansive:

Regulatory Compliance

  • Provider Regulation (Federal and State)
  • Medicare, Conditions of Participation
  • Medicaid Reimbursement
  • Fraud and Abuse (Including voluntary self-disclosure, internal and governmental investigations)
    • Stark (Anti-Self Referral)
    • Anti-Kickback
    • False Claims Act
  • Medical Information and Ehealth
    • HIPAA Privacy
    • HIPAA Security
    • HITECH
    • Electronic Health Records
    • State Confidentiality Laws
    • Record Retention Requirements
    • Meaningful Use Requirements
  • The Joint Commission Accreditation Standards
  • Antitrust
  • Physician and Other Caregiver Reporting
  • Peer Review
    • HCQIA
    • State Peer Review Laws
  • Institutional Review Boards - Clinical Trials Research Compliance

Patient Care Issues

  • Informed Consent to Treatment
  • Issues Particular to Minor Patients
  • Ethical Issues / End of Life
  • Patient Claims
  • Medical Errors
  • Confidentiality, Privacy, and Security of Health Care Information
  • Sharing of Electronic Medical Records
  • Medical Staff Issues and Corrective Action
  • Physician, Vendor, and Other Contract Negotiations
  • Provider Licensing
  • Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Issues
  • Reproductive Rights Issues