Monica Neuman focuses her practice on acquisitions and regulatory compliance matters in the healthcare sector, with emphasis on the business aspects of healthcare law, including joint ventures, strategic affiliations and complex contractual arrangements. Her transactional experience includes the acquisition and sale of physician practices, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, ambulance companies and pharmacies. She has also negotiated, documented and closed numerous health industry transactions. In addition, Monica is experienced in structuring transactions to comply with state and federal healthcare fraud and abuse laws, state licensure issues, corporate practice of medicine laws and other healthcare regulatory compliance matters.
She represents a wide range of clients, including public and private corporations, nonprofit and for-profit hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, physician practices, health insurers and strategic investors on their transactional and regulatory matters. She also represents research sites, including academic medical centers, with all aspects of clinical research contracting and has provided assistance on compliance matters, including revisions to policies and procedures addressing conflicts of interest and research misconduct.
Monica serves as a member of the Firm’s Diversity/Inclusion Committee and the Racial & Ethnic Diversity & Inclusion Sub-Committee. Her current pro bono practice focuses on advocating on behalf of children with special education needs on cases received primarily through the National Medical-Legal Partnership and the Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts.
Transactions and Affiliations
- Advised on all regulatory and transactional aspects of multiple community hospital acquisition and strategic affiliation deals in the for-profit and nonprofit space
- Advised public and private physician practice management companies and ambulatory surgery center management companies in connection with the acquisition and sale of physician group practices and ambulatory surgery centers
- Advised on transactions between health insurers and providers to create jointly owned and operated medical clinics
- Advised on cancer care affiliation transactions between large health systems and community hospitals
- Advised on physician-alignment transactions involving large physician groups and health systems, as well as joint ventures for urgent care centers, primary care practices and ambulance companies
- Advised clients on a broad range of regulatory compliance matters, including state and federal fraud and abuse matters involving the Stark physician self-referral law, Anti-Kickback Statute and False Claims Act, state corporate practice of medicine laws, licensure and provider enrollment issues, and other federal and state legal, regulatory and business issues affecting healthcare providers and corporations investing in the healthcare industry
- Assisted clients with voluntary self-disclosures, including submissions under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Self-Referral (Stark) Disclosure Protocol and US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General Self Disclosure Protocol
- Advised and drafted management and professional service arrangements with healthcare providers and physician gainsharing arrangements, including co-management agreements
- Chambers USA 2013 to 2016, including Band 3 Healthcare and Up and Coming Healthcare Attorney
- Boston Business Journal, Distinguished “40 Under 40” 2015
- Top Lawyer Under 40, Hispanic National Bar Association Award Recipient 2014
- Private Practice Lawyer of the Year for Pro Bono Services, Chambers Women in Law Awards Nominee, 2014
- American Health Lawyers Association, Pro Bono Champion Award 2012 to 2014
- John Edward Smith Child Advocacy Award 2002
- Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, Latino Advisory Council Member
- Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, Philanthropic Board of Advisors