Ask an Expert:
This feature is an opportunity for PHA members to submit questions on regulatory matters and receive an informal legal suggestion from a subject-matter expert.
Please submit your question using the webform located at the bottom of this page. In most cases you will receive a response via email from the expert within one week.
Your question and the response will not be posted or reprinted with the submitter's name, hospital, or any identifying information. If a high volume of questions are received on a particular topic a general version of the question may be posted as an FAQ without identifying information.
About the Expert:
Amber McGraw Walsh is an attorney and partner at McGuire Woods law firm practicing primarily via the Chicago office.
focuses on corporate healthcare transactional work and regulatory
matters. Her experience includes representation of various types of
healthcare providers including hospitals, health systems, dialysis
facilities, multi- and single-specialty medical practices, specialty
hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and a variety of healthcare
industry entrepreneurs, in sales and acquisitions, joint ventures,
general corporate matters, contracting, securities, and regulatory
Her work includes
negotiating and drafting transaction documents and counseling clients
with regard to the legal aspects of day-to-day operations, including
general corporate matters; anti-kickback and Stark issues;
self-referral, corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting
prohibitions; HIPAA, certificate of need and licensure requirements; and
state and federal securities matters.
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