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.




American Health Lawyers Association

Boston Bar Association - Health Law Section


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CMS Proposes Changes to the Home Health Face-to-Face Encounter Requirement
Leslie J. Levinson,Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela, July 21, 2014
On July 7, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) published a proposed rule updating the Home Health Prospective Payment System (“HH PPS”) rates, including the national, standardized 60-day episode payment rates, the national per-visit rates, and the...

FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Medical Device Data Systems
Leslie J. Levinson,Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela, July 1, 2014
On June 20, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance to inform manufacturers, distributors, and other entities that FDA does not intend to enforce compliance with the agency’s 2011 regulations governing medical device data systems (MDDS) subject to 21 CFR...

AHA Sues over Delays in Appeals Process
Leslie J. Levinson,Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela, May 30, 2014
On May 22, 2014, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and three member hospitals filed a lawsuit against Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, in her capacity as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to compel HHS...

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Michaela ("Kayla") Tabela

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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