Arnold Menchel is the Chair of Halloran & Sage's Health Care practice providing advice to the full rangeof institutional and community based providers on reimbursement, regulatory compliance, HIPAA, and alladministrative law matters.
Arnold advises medical practices regarding compliance with HIPAA and various state and federalreimbursement and fraud and abuse statutes. In addition to providing advice, he also provides trainingon those topics. He represents dental and medical practices regarding Medicaid and Medicare auditsand represents practices involved with fraud and abuse investigations. He advises medical provider tradeassociations regarding state and federal laws and regulations.
Arnold joined Halloran & Sage following three decades as an Assistant Attorney General and the head ofthe Connecticut Attorney General's Health Care Fraud/Whistleblower/Health Care Advocacy Department.In that capacity, Arnold advised the State of Connecticut and its various agencies on a wide range of stateand federal health care reimbursement issues. His experience at the Attorney General's office includedsuccessfully defending the State as lead counsel in a challenge by the Connecticut Hospital Association andits member hospitals to the Medicaid rate-setting methodology. He also successfully defended three separatecases involving long term care facilities challenging the Medicaid rate setting methodology. He also handledindividual long term care rate setting matters; reimbursement and fraud enforcement matters involvinginstitutional and community based providers including hospitals, long term care facilities, physicians,pharmacists, durable medical equipment providers and dentists, among many others. In the HIPAA context,Arnold supervised the first HIPAA enforcement case in the country brought by a State Attorney General. Healso supervised the first case brought by the State under the Connecticut False Claims Act.
Arnold is familiar with all aspects of administrative law ranging from drafting regulations and shepherdingthem through the administrative process to handling contested cases and their appeals involving manydifferent departments, including the Department of Social Services, Public Health, Insurance and ConsumerProtection and Mental Health and Addiction Services. In addition to handling administrative rate appeals,quality of care matters and licensing matters, he has appeared in state and federal trial and appellate courts.
Arnold has spoken at dozens of conferences and association meetings nationally as well as in Connecticut,for organizations including the American Conference Institute, the American Health Lawyers Association, theAmerican Association of Health Plans, the Medicaid Management Institute, the Connecticut Bar Association,the Connecticut Health Lawyers Association, the Connecticut Society of Eye Physicians, the Visiting NurseAssociations of New England and the Connecticut Association of Long Term Care Financial Planners.
News & Events
H&S Sponsoring Health Care Seminar Featuring Practice Chair, CT Attorney General and Assistant Attorney General
Halloran & Sage will present a health care seminar entitled HIPAA Security, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Issues on Thursday, September 18 from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m at the Cromwell Courtyard Marriot. Topics covered will include an overview of HIPAA, HIPPA security issues, Connecticut information security laws and cyber security insurance as they relate to the health care industry.
The seminar will feature Connecticut state government officials and professionals from the legal, insurance and IT industries including:
Arnold Menchel, Halloran & Sage Health Care Practice Chair;
George Jepsen, Connecticut Attorney General;
Matthew Fitzsimmons, CT Assistant Attorney General;
Steven Bulmer, Vice-President, The Walker Group;
Kevin Violette, Broker, Specialty Insurance Group.
Registration is free and a complimentary breakfast will be provided. Please register on the event website.Arnold Menchel to be Featured Speaker at Conn. Health Council Workshop
Halloran & Sage Heath Care Practice Group Chairman Arnold Menchel will be a featured speaker at the Connecticut Health Council's second of a series of Affordable Care Act Workshops. This installment will focus on health care exchanges, employer obligations under health care reform and implications for health care providers. Arnold will present information on the Affordable Care Act, and detail how it might affect health care providers.
The moderator of the event will be Nadine Francis West, Vice President and Director of Finance, Administration and Governance at the MetroHartford Alliance. The workshop will take place on Thursday, March 22, 2013, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Cromwell hotel.
The Connecticut Health Council is an association of health sector leaders who collaborate to promote Connecticut as a premier center for the development of businesses, initiatives, and technology that improve health care and wellness both nationally and in the State.Arnold Menchel Featured Speaker in CBA's Interplay of HIPAA and Attorney-Client Privilege Seminar
Halloran & Sage Healthcare Practice Group Chair Arnold Menchel will be a speaker for the Connecticut Bar Association's CLE seminar titled TheInterplay of HIPAA and Attorney-Client Privilege on February 25, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the CBA Law Center in New Britain. The seminar is presented by the Litigation Section and Young Lawyers section of the CBA.
The seminar will define the HIPAA privacy rule, outline patient rights and access to health information, and analyze the HIPAA interplay with privilege, confidentiality and attorney work product. Arnold will be the first presenter of the program and will provide a general overview of HIPAA law.
This seminar is designed for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys. Those interested should visit ctbar.org or call 860-223-4400.Distinguished Faculty Member, Arnold Menchel Presents at American Conference Institute National Summit
As a member of the Distinguished Faculty for the American Conference Institute, Arnold Menchel was a presenter at the 13th National Summit on Reducing Legal Risks in the Sales and Marketing of Medical Devices in Chicago. The topic of the panel that Arnold was presenting on was Reinforcing Compliance Systems and Avoiding Anti-Kickback Allegations in a Heightened Enforcement Environment. A nationally attended event, the conference provided insights from the field's leading professionals to monitor developments and trends on industry specific topics.Arnold Menchel Speaks to Connecticut Community Providers Association
Arnold Menchel recently presented on the topic, HIPAA Security Basics at the Corporate Compliance Forum sponsored by the Connecticut Community Providers Association (CCPA). CCPA is a resource to, and advocate for, community providers with the goal of attaining high quality, efficient and effective health and human services. This forum was dedicated to educating members about HIPAA security, risk assessment and cyber liability insurance.Arnold Menchel Presents to the Business Alliance for Community Health
Arnold Menchel was recently one of two featured presenters and spoke on the topic of the Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Employers for the Business Alliance for Community Health (BACH). The event brought together affiliates of BACH and local business leaders and addressed health issues facing businesses and their employees, as a result of the Affordable Care Act including the new Health Insurance Exchanges. The purpose of BACH, which is affiliated with the Eastern Health Network Community Healthcare Foundation, is to encourage constructive health-related education for businesses and the community.Arnold Menchel Participates in CBA Seminar: The Interplay of HIPAA and Attorney-Client Privilege
Arnold Menchel spoke at the Connecticut Bar Association's CLE Seminar, The Interplay of HIPAA and Attorney-Client Privilege. The program defined the HIPAA privacy rule, outlined patient rights and access to health information, and analyzed the HIPAA interplay with privilege, confidentiality and attorney work product.Arnold Menchel Presents at Seminar: Obamacare's (Affordable Care Act) Impact on Caring for the Older Adult
Arnold Menchel spoke to an array of professionals in the health care field about the Affordable Care Act's impact on caring for the older adult. New Haven based administrators, directors, nurses and staff of nursing facilities, skilled nursing facilities, residential care homes, home care agencies, assisted living and related long-term care entities attended this seminar.H & S Attorneys to Present on Affordable Care Act's Impact on Caring for the Older Adult
Halloran & Sage Healthcare Practice Group Chair Arnold Menchel will serve as a presenter for the New Haven Area Senior Network's lecture Highlights of the Impact of Obamacare (The Affordable Care Act) on Caring for the Older Adult. The program will be held on Wednesday, October 17 at 8:00 a.m. at Atria Larson Place, 1450 Whitney Avenue in Hamden.