Joan W. Feldman is Chair of the Health Law Practice Group and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. She has devoted her entire legal career to representing health care providers and industry-related clients in connection with health care, business, regulatory and administrative law matters.
Joan is general and special counsel to acute, general, specialty, and academic medical centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospice providers, behavioral health and substance use disorder providers, durable medical equipment providers, clinical laboratories, managed care and Life Sciences companies.
She regularly advises her clients on corporate governance, corporate and business issues and combinations; state and federal regulatory issues, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, qui tam actions, fraud and abuse, corporate compliance; data privacy and HIPAA, state and federal privacy matters; information technology and software licensing; medical staff governance and credentialing matters; medical ethics and end-of-life issues; and quality of care regulatory matters, developing quality improvement and assessment programs; clinical research matters; and state and federal licensure matters.
She has extensive experience dealing with CMS and state licensure authorities on licensure and regulatory matters. Joan also has extensive experience advising her clients on certificate of need matters and proceedings, both as applicants and intervenors, relating to establishing new facilities, termination of services and transfer of ownership.
Joan’s significant experience representing health care providers, along with her experience as a registered nurse in Massachusetts, Maine, New York and Connecticut and her experience as a faculty member at the University of Maine School of Nursing, provides her with operational insights and practical approaches to challenging compliance and quality issues that distinguish her advice and add immeasurable value when counseling her clients on legal and licensure issues.
Joan is a frequent speaker, educator and prolific writer on a variety of subjects of interest to health care providers, including compliance, medical ethics, regulatory and reimbursement matters and health care fraud.
- University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1986, with honors
- State University of New York Downstate College of Nursing, B.S.N., 1977, magna cum laude
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