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Lori advises clients on a wide variety of health care regulatory and transactional matters.

Lori's practice focuses on Medicare and Medicaid compliance and payment issues, mergers and acquisitions, developing affiliations and joint ventures, drafting and negotiating all forms of hospital and physician contracts, licensing, certificates of need, governance and tax-exempt organization issues. Lori has extensive experience representing public hospital districts, nonprofit hospital and health systems, physician groups, skilled and assisted living facilities, and other specialty care providers.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Member
    • State and Local Government Law Section
    • Health Law Section
  • American College of Healthcare Executives, ACHE.org Editorial Board
  • American Health Lawyers Association, Member
  • Health Care Compliance Association, Member
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association, Washington / Alaska Chapter, Former Board Member
  • King County Bar Association, Member
  • Washington State Bar Association, Member, Health Law Section
  • Washington State Health Executive Forum, President, Board of Directors
  • Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Member
    • Former Board Member

Community Activities

  • Leadership Tomorrow
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Puget Sound Affiliate, Former Board Member

News & Insights

News & Insights

Publications

“60 Days to Return Medicare Overpayments?” Spring 2016 Newsletter, Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum, March 2016

“Physician-Owned Entity Special Fraud Alert,” Northwest Outlook, Healthcare Financial Management Association, March 2013

Presentations

“Current Issues in Health Care Law,” 2014 Washington-Alaska HFMA Spring Conference, May 2014

“Legal Update,” 2013 Northwest Hospital Council Retreat, May 2013

“Top 10 Issues in Health Law,” Washington-Alaska Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Spring Conference, May 2013

“HIPAA Security Rule and Election Communication,” Hospital Council Meeting, January 2013

“Physician Contracting Trends,” Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts CEO Retreat, May 2011

“Physician Alignment Strategies: Past, Present and Future,” NW Staff Physician Recruiters Annual Meeting, October 2010

“CFO Roundtable: An In-Depth Look at the Business,” Impacts of HealthCare Reform, June 2010

“Impacts of HealthCare Reform,” Northwest Hospital Council Retreat, May 2010

“Compliance Training,” Board Committee Education, April 2010

“Legal Issues in Physician Recruiting,” Northwest Staff Physician Recruiters, August 2009

“Update on Physician and Hospital Relations,” Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts CEO Retreat, May 2009

“Recruiting Compliance and Physician Need Assessment,” Northwest Hospital Council, April 2009

“Physician Contracting Basics,” Education and training, February 2009

“Primary Care Delivery Models,” Healthcare Financial Management Association, May 2008

“Stark II Phase III Regulations,” Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts CEO Retreat, May 2008

“Fraud and Abuse Fundamentals,” Education and training, March 2008

“On-Call Coverage: Will OIG Guidance Help?” Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, February 2008

“Change on the Horizon: Stark II Phase III,” Healthcare Financial Management Association, December 2007

“Regulatory Developments: Stark II Phase III,” Northwest Hospital Council, November 2007

“Primary Care in Non-Urban Markets,” Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts CEO Retreat, May 2007

“Tax-Exempt Bonds and Private Business Use,” Education and training, January 2007

“Transparency in Hospital Pricing,” Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts, December 2006

“Precautionary Measures for Financial Agreements with Patients,” Healthcare Financial Management Association, May 2006

“Fraud and Abuse Fundamentals,” Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts CEO Retreat, May 2006

“Legal Update,” Healthcare Financial Management Association, February 2006

“Current Issues in Compliance,” Health Care Compliance Association, June 2005

“Joint Ventures with Physicians,” Healthcare Financial Management Association, May 2005

Admissions

  • Washington

Education

J.D., University of Washington School of Law

B.A., University of Washington

Honors & Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America© Health Care Law, 2013-2020
  • American College of Healthcare Executives, Regent’s Award, 2016
  • 2010 Top Lawyer, Seattle Metropolitan magazine
  • Founders Award, Washington/Alaska Chapter of Healthcare Financial Management Association, 2009
  • Washington Super Lawyers list, 2002-2006
  • Rising Star, Washington Super Lawyers list, 2001
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating
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