Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Healthcare
University Yale University, B.A.
Law SchoolBoston College Law School, J.D.
Admitted2010, District of Columbia; Massachusetts


American Health Lawyers Association
Boston Bar Association - Health Law Section


Kayla is an associate in the Business Law Department, and a member of the healthcare practice group. In her practice, Kayla advises health care entities on a variety of regulatory and transactional matters, including issues relating to the Medicare and Medicaid programs; federal fraud and abuse laws; the Affordable Care Act; the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA); and compliance. Kayla also has experience counseling accountable care organizations (ACOs), and has a deep understanding of the rules affecting these providers.

Before Edwards Wildman

Prior to joining Edwards Wildman, Kayla was an associate in the healthcare practice of a large, international law firm. She advised hospitals, health systems, managed care plans, insurers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and other healthcare clients on complex state and federal regulatory issues. Kayla also counseled clients in connection with internal and government investigations relating to the anti-kickback statute, the False Claims Act, the Stark law, and other laws and regulations relating to billing and coding.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Kayla is actively involved with the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), and serves on the organization's Advisory Council on Diversity.


Lahey Health Systems' Affiliation Agreement with Visiting Nurse Association of Middlesex-East, Inc.

A Boston-based team of Edwards Wildman lawyers represented Lahey Health in their affiliation agreement with the Visiting Nurse Association of Middlesex-East, Inc.

Edwards Wildman Team Leads Merger of Vision Insurance Companies

In July 2013, an Edwards Wildman deal team led by Andrew Hughes and Paul Mahoney of our Providence office represented clients Nautic Partners, a private equity firm with more than $2.5 billion of capital under management, and Superior Vision, a Nautic Partners portfolio company based in California, in Superior Vision's execution of a merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Block Vision, a Maryland-based national provider of vision insurance coverage.

OIG Proposed Rule Would Amend Anti-Kickback Statute Safe Harbors and Civil Monetary Penalty Rules; CMS Launches Open Payments Database Healthcare Law
October 17, 2014 publication
Senate Passes Post-Acute Care Reform Bill; OIG Issues Special Advisory Bulletin on Drug Copayment Coupons Healthcare Law
September 30, 2014 publication
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Reminder: Update Your Grandfathered Business Associate Agreements By September 23, 2014; Final Meaningful Use Regulations Published
September 2014 publication
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Final Meaningful Use Regulations Under Review by OMB; Massachusetts Finalizes Risk-Bearing Provider Organization Regulations
August 2014 publication
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Massachusetts Bans Physician Self Referral to Clinical Labs; Healthfirst Case May Help Clarify 60-Day Rule
July 2014 publication
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - CMS Proposes Changes to the Home Health Face-to-Face Encounter Requirement; Sunshine Act Dispute Review Process Now Open
July 2014 publication
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Medical Device Data Systems; St. Luke's Cannot Delay Divestiture of Physician Group; CMS Soon to Release New ACO Rule
June 2014 publication
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - AHA Sues Over Delays In Appeals Process; OMB to Review Home Health Agency Conditions of Participation; White House Supports Current Cybersecurity Rules; OIG Proposed Rules Would Expand Civil Monetary Penalty Authority and Exclusion Authority
May 2014 publication
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - CMS Issues Proposed Rules for Hospice and IPPS; CMS Rejects Louisiana's Plan to Privatize State-Owned Hospitals; CMS to Roll Out Fingerprint Checks for Home Health
May 2014 publication
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - American Hospital Association Calls for Revamp of the ACO Programs; Connecticut AG Reports on the Effects of Health Care Provider Consolidation
April 2014 publication

Edwards Wildman Attorneys Author Article on Health Insurance Exchanges in Bloomberg BNA's Health Insurance Report
October 24, 2012


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OIG Issues Favorable Advisory Opinion for Medigap “Preferred Hospital” Network Arrangement
Hilary B. Dudley,Tamara A. Klein,Courtney Scrubbs,David S. Szabo,Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela, November 20, 2014
On Monday, October 21, 2014, the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“OIG”) issued a favorable advisory opinion regarding the use of a “preferred hospital” network as part of the Medicare Supplemental Health Insurance...

Final Meaningful Use Regulations Published
Courtney Scrubbs,David S. Szabo,Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela, September 19, 2014
On September 4, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published in the Federal Register a final rule on meaningful use. Significantly, the...

Final Meaningful Use Regulations under Review by OMB
Leslie J. Levinson,Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela, August 25, 2014
On August 8, 2014, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) received the final rule addressing the meaningful use stage timeline, the definition of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT), and the requirements for the reporting of clinical quality measures for 2014. The...

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Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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