Charles (Charlie) R. Buck advises health care enterprises on complex transactions and regulatory compliance. He represents a wide range of clients, including proprietary and tax-exempt hospital systems, academic medical centers and faculty practice groups, accountable care organizations, and health maintenance organizations (HMOs) and other health insurers.
Charlie provides legal counsel and solutions in connection with acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic affiliations, conversions to tax-exempt status, and other transactional matters. He advises clients forming and operating accountable care organizations (ACOs), including commercial ACOs and those in the Medicare Pioneer Program and Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs.
Charlie focuses his regulatory practice on federal fraud and abuse laws (including the Stark Law), obtaining and maintaining tax-exemption, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and health information privacy, state insurance licensure and determination of need law, and general corporate matters.
After earning his law degree, Charlie clerked for the Honorable Charles R. Breyer of the US District Court for the Northern District of California. Prior to law school, Charlie served on the professional staff of the United States Senate Finance Committee for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, where he concentrated on health reform and Medicare Part A. He also worked as a policy analyst at the Jackson Hole Group, where he focused on rural health care and purchasing cooperatives.
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