Katea M. Ravega, Partner

Biography

Katea Ravega is a partner and health care lawyer at Quarles & Brady LLP. She practices in regulatory compliance, health care technology/telemedicine, and health care transactions. Katea represents entrepreneurs, investors, and health care technology companies, as well as pharmacies, physicians, and other health care providers.

Katea is the Health and Life Sciences Group Office Chair in the Indianapolis office. Prior to joining the firm, Katea served as Chief Compliance Officer and in-house counsel with a health care technology start-up and pharmacy.

Regulatory Compliance Experience

  • A former compliance officer, Katea provides practical, business aware support for health care compliance programs and strategies to manage compliance program risks
  • Obtains regulatory approvals or waivers for novel business initiatives
  • Counsels on compliance with Medicaid and Medicare programs, including credentialing, audits, compliance program objectives, and CMS marketing guidelines
  • Advises on compliance with federal and state Anti-Kickback and False Claims Act statutes and regulations

Health Care Technology and Telemedicine Experience

  • Significant in-house counsel experience at a health care technology start-up and pharmacy
  • Automation and technology implementation, including remote dispensing and telepharmacy, regulating use of robots, multi-dose dispensing, and compliance packaging
  • Counsels app developers and others about health care regulatory requirements, partnership development, and data privacy and security, including HIPAA and other laws regulating their data
  • Advises clients around credentialing and licensure requirements when entering into tele-dietician and telemedicine arrangements
  • Drafts and negotiates agreements relating to telehealth provider arrangements and partnerships

Health Care Transactions Experience

  • Drafts and negotiates agreements relating to the purchase of, sale of, or investment in health care entities or lines of business
  • Due diligence for transactions involving the sale, purchase, or investment in regulated health care businesses

Legal Services

Education and Honors

  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2006)
    • Georgetown University Institute for Public Representation
    • Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, Executive Editor
    • Georgetown University Pro Bono Award
  • Valparaiso University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1999)
    • Christ College (Honors College)

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Indiana

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Bartholomew County, Indiana Board of Health (Board Member)
  • Quarles & Brady Star Mentor Award, 2016
  • Health Care Compliance Association (Member)
  • American Health Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Executive Women in Health Care (Member)
  • Tech GCx (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • State Bar of Arizona (Member)
  • Indy Bar Association (Member)
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (Former Member)