- Fraud & Abuse, Compliance & Regulatory Counseling
- Health Care Enforcement Defense
- Privacy & Security - HIPAA Compliance
- Health Care
- Mintz Levin Center for Health Law & Policy
- Health Law
- Privacy & Security
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|University ||Harvard University, B.A.; Tufts University, M.P.H.|
|Law School||Northeastern University, J.D.|
|Admitted||2009, Massachusetts; 2011, District of Columbia|
|Memberships ||American Bar Association (Member, Health Law Section, Vice Chair of Web and Technology Committee); American Health Lawyers Association (Young Professionals Council). |
|Languages||Creole (Haitian); French; Portuguese; Spanish|
Stephanie primarily works with health care clients seeking to comply with state and federal laws and regulations in their daily business dealings. She provides regulatory advice to clients on issues such as HIPAA Privacy Rule compliance, telemedicine requirements, and health care fraud and abuse compliance.
In her practice, Stephanie has assisted hospitals, laboratories, and academic institutions in drafting compliance plans, structuring joint ventures, and investigating security breaches. She also drafts and updates business associate and subcontractor agreements to meet HIPAA Omnibus Rule and state privacy law compliance standards. Her other services to clients include:
· Drafting compliance programs to ensure health care providers and institutions educate employees and contractors about the fraud, waste, and abuse laws and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act;
· Responding to government subpoenas regarding conduct implicating the anti-kickback statute, the Stark law, and the civil False Claims Act;
· Analyzing interactions between health information privacy and practice of medicine laws for a new telemedicine initiative; and
· Drafting hospital and physician participation agreements for new clinically integrated networks and Medicare Shared Savings Program accountable care organizations.
Stephanie's work incorporates her past experiences an Associate Counsel in the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services and as an intern at the Massachusetts Division of Insurance, the Health Care Division of the Attorney General's Office, and the Health Care Connector.
She frequently writes about health care fraud and health information privacy enforcement matters and has co-authored articles for Law360 and Westlaw publications. She is also a contributor to the Health Law Section's Health Law and Policy Matters blog.
Immediately after law school, Stephanie clerked for Justice Frederick L. Brown at the Massachusetts Appeals Court. She received various awards, including first place in the Northeast regional competition and second place in the national competition of the National Black Law Students Association's Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition.
Recognitions & Awards
· City Year: Washington, DC - Idealist of the Year (2013)
Professional & Community Involvement
· Member, National Association for Health Services Executives, Washington Metropolitan Chapter
· Member, American Health Lawyers Association, Young Professionals Council
· Member, American Bar Association, Health Law Section, Vice Chair of Web and Technology Committee
· Member, Whitman-Walker Health, Legal Community AIDS Walk Task Force (2014)
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
New Connecticut Pharmacy Rewards Disclosure Bill Took Effect July 1
Stephanie D. Willis, July 10, 2014
On June 12th, Connecticut governor Dannel P. Malloy signed into law ”An Act Concerning Pharmacy Rewards Programs And Protected Health Information“. The law went into effect July 1st, and applies to pharmacy retailers in the state of Connecticut. We profiled the version of the law passed...
Five Lessons from OCR’s Report to Congress on Breaches and HIPAA Rules Compliance
Dianne J. Bourque,Stephanie D. Willis, July 3, 2014
Last week, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released two reports required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act: (i) the Annual Report to Congress on Breaches of Unsecured Protected Information (Breach Report); and (ii) the Annual Report to Congress...
The ONC’s Health IT Vision Plan: A Building Under Construction
Stephanie D. Willis, June 18, 2014
The HHS Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) released its report “Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure” (the “Vision Plan”) last week to help refocus stakeholders on HHS’s goals for the use...
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