Patrick Healy focuses his practice on complex transactions and regulatory compliance affecting a wide range of health industry participants, including nonprofit and for-profit health systems, hospitals and physician organizations, academic medical centers, faculty practice plans and accountable care organizations (ACOs). Patrick routinely provides transactional representation to such clients in connection with strategic affiliations, physician-hospital alignments, mergers, equity and asset acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactional matters.
Patrick also advises clients on the formation and operation of ACOs, including commercial-only ACOs and those participating in the Medicare Shared Savings, Pioneer ACO and Next Generation ACO programs. Patrick recently authored the American Health Lawyers’ Association’s Medicare ACO Participation Waiver of Fraud and Abuse Laws: How It Works and Why ACOs Should Use It.
Patrick concentrates his regulatory practice on compliance with federal fraud and abuse laws, including Stark, obtaining and maintaining federal tax-exempt status, nonprofit governance, compliance with the corporate practice of medicine prohibition, and general corporate matters.
While in law school, Patrick was a member of the student editorial board of The Tax Lawyer, the only student-edited law journal published jointly with the American Bar Association. He also was a research assistant in the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Prior to law school, Patrick was the senior research assistant for health policy in the Economic Studies Program at The Brookings Institution, a Washington, DC think tank consistently ranked as the most influential in the world. Patrick earned his Master of Science degree in Health Economics with merit from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Representation of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Northwestern Medical Group with respect to an affiliation transaction and an enhanced academic affiliation with Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine
Representation of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Cadence Health with respect to a health system combination transaction
Representation of University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority and University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation, Inc., with respect to an affiliation transaction and an enhanced academic affiliation with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Representation of Atrius Health, Inc., with respect to the merger of its affiliated multi-specialty physician groups, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Inc., Dedham Medical Associates, Inc., and Granite Medical Group, Inc.
Representation of Steward Health Care System, LLC, and Steward Medical Group, Inc., with respect to several physician practice acquisitions and joint ventures for the development and implementation of urgent-care centers
Representation of Hartford HealthCare Corporation with respect to a system-wide governance restructuring of its six hospitals and other health care providers
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