Overview

Cori is chair of the firm’s Health Care practice. She focuses her practice on representing health care providers in business, compliance, and regulatory matters. Her strong corporate and contract experience, together with a deep understanding of health care laws, enables Cori to represent health care clients in significant matters as well as day-to-day business needs.

Cori represents a wide spectrum of traditional health care clients, including hospitals, clinical laboratories, hospices, home health agencies, nursing facilities, pharmacies, opioid treatment centers, federally qualified health centers, and physician practices.

She also represents private equity companies, emerging health technology vendors, and health care providers in the telehealth industry and assists them with navigating the federal and state laws that can apply to their business models, including licensure, fraud and abuse laws, corporate practice of medicine doctrines, telemedicine, fee-splitting and privacy laws, and prescribing of medications.

Cori has significant experience in conducting business transactions with buyers and sellers in the health care industry, including structuring transactions to comply with federal and state regulatory compliance laws.

She partners with the firm’s white collar defense lawyers as a subject matter expert in connection with government investigations of health care providers.

Cori is vice chair of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group and chair of the Dayton office’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee.

Experience

Health care transactions:

  • Representation of buyer of institutional pharmacies across the country
  • Representation of non-profit hospice in affiliation with other non-profit hospices
  • Representation of opioid treatment program in sale to private equity investor
  • Representation of neonatology practice in sale to national practice
  • Representation of dental practice in sale to national practice
  • Representation of buyer in acquisition of inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term acute care hospitals
  • Representation of buyer of pharmaceutical packaging business
  • Representation of buyer of medical equipment business
  • Representation of hospital system in spin-off of clinics to federally qualified health center
  • Representation of hospital in connection with acquisition of urgent care center and physician practice
  • Representation of private equity company in acquisition of medical equipment business

Represented hospitals in connection with:

  • Acquisition of physician practices, including primary care, cardiology, physical medicine, radiation oncology, OB/GYN, and physical medicine
  • Contracting with physicians and advanced practitioners for employment
  • Contracting with practices for department services, such as emergency medicine, orthopedic, and cardiology
  • Physician recruitment
  • Guidance on fraud and abuse laws, hospital conditions of participation, and state laws
  • Use of telemedicine to expand care
  • Compliance with HIPAA and data breaches

Represented clinical laboratories in connection with:

  • Advising on the application of the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, and EKRA to common industry practices, including in-office phlebotomists, provisions of supplies to physician practices, leases with referring physicians, and non-monetary compensation
  • Joint venture arrangements with other laboratory providers
  • Privacy and security of laboratory test results, including investigations by the Office for Civil Rights, and patient access to lab test results
  • Licensure, accreditation, and CLIA requirements

Represented manager of pain management clinics in connection with:

  • Application of state pain management clinic laws to management service model
  • Drafting of management service agreement
  • Commenting on proposed rules of state board of pharmacy

Represented nursing facilities in connection with:

  • Contracts with suppliers
  • Financing transactions, including local counsel licensing opinions
  • Advice on application of fraud and abuse laws to operational and ownership issues
  • Use of telemedicine in nursing facilities

Represented drug treatment centers in connection with:

  • Federal and state licensure and accreditation of drug treatment facilities
  • SAMHSA regulations
  • Practice of office based opioid treatment
  • Disclosure of substance use disorder records under 42 CFR Part 2
  • Use of telemedicine in drug treatment under federal and state law
  • Application of EKRA to compensation of sales representatives

Represented pharmacies in connection with:

  • DEA regulations and controlled substances registrations
  • State licensing laws
  • Acquisitions and sales of pharmacies

Represented medical device and pharmaceutical companies in connection with:

  • Compliance policies and procedures
  • Clinical research agreements
  • Physician Payments Sunshine Act reporting obligations
  • Contracting matters
  • Analysis of proposed business arrangements for compliance with laws

Represented emerging telehealth companies in connection with:

  • Developing a women's health treatment and pharmacy services platform
  • Developing a behavioral and mental health therapy platform
  • Developing a web-based health coaching telehealth business
  • Developing a web-based physical therapy business
Publications
Professional and Civic

Professional Associations

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys

Community Activities

  • Miami Valley Hospital Foundation, trustee

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