Stephen M. Weiner: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Stephen M. Weiner


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Practice Areas

  • Health Law
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions & Other Transactions
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid & Commercial Payor Coverage & Payment
  • Fraud & Abuse
  • Compliance & Regulatory Counseling
  • Medical Technology
  • Health Care Antitrust
  • Health Care
  • Nonprofits
  • Insurance
  • Life Sciences
  • Technology
  • Communications & Media
Contact InfoTelephone: 617.348.1757
Fax: 617-542-2241
Law SchoolYale University, J.D.
Admitted1968, Massachusetts

Professional & Community Involvement

•Vice-Chair of the Health and Life Sciences Committee, IBA
•Chairman of the Board, HealthWell Foundation
•Advisory committee member, Brown University Master of Healthcare Leadership program
•Advisory board member, Center for Medical Tourism Research
•Regional representative, Yale Law School Association Executive Committee
•Board of trustees member, Jacob's Pillow Dance
•Chairman of the Board, American Lyric Theatre
•Board of trustees member, Conservatory Lab Charter School Foundation
•Past chair, Massachusetts Rate Setting Commission
•Past special assistant to the Governor of Massachusetts for health policy
•Past director, Boston University School of Law Center for Law and Health Sciences
•Past board member, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston
•Past board member, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
•Past director, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
•Past director, Massachusetts Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association
•Past member, House of Delegates of Easter Seals Massachusetts
•Past board member, Massachusetts Health Council
•Past trustee, Opera Boston
•Past trustee, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston
•Past trustee, Conservatory Lab Charter School
•Past trustee, Boston Ballet
•Past treasurer, Boston Ballet


Steve chairs Mintz Levin's Health Law Practice. He has over 30 years of experience in the health care field as a policy maker, educator, and attorney. He represents health care services providers in a broad array of legal matters, including strategic positioning; structuring payor strategies and clinical integration initiatives; and mergers, acquisitions, strategic affiliations, “demergers, ” and joint venture arrangements, including arrangements between tax-exempt and for-profit organizations.

He has also participated in a number of international health care activities, including structuring the health care regulatory system for the Dubai Healthcare City, where he now also serves on the licensing board, and representing a number of organizations engaged in the medical tourism industry. In Massachusetts, Steve has been very active in matters relating to the development and implementation of the Commonwealth's signature health care reform program and in implementing the initiative to create a statewide interoperable electronic health record system, using both state and federal stimulus legislation funds.

Steve also represents health care providers in developing, monitoring, and restructuring relationships between hospitals and physicians; regulatory and reimbursement matters, including licensure, certification and determination (certificate) of need proceedings, managed care contracting, Medicare reimbursement and appeals, and Medicaid and uncompensated care pool reimbursement; fraud and abuse and Stark Law counseling; general contracting; and, for academic medical centers specifically, clinical research, conflict of interest, relationships with affiliated medical schools, and relationships with federally qualified community health centers.

He also works extensively with the US Department of Defense on matters relating to the TRICARE and the operations of the US Family Health Plan program. Since its inception, Steve serves as pro bono legal counsel to the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, a foundation promoting compassionate care and more effective communications between patients and caregivers.

Steve is currently an adjunct law professor at Suffolk University School of Law, where he teaches a course on corporate transactions in the health care field, focusing on the constraints on business decisions by health care entities created by the application of antitrust law, fraud and abuse of Stark rules, and the laws affecting organizations that are nonprofit and tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. He also has served as an associate law professor at Boston University School of Law.

He lectures regularly on health care issues and is often quoted in the media on current developments and trends in the health care field. He has also served as a visiting lecturer at Yale Law School and Boston University School of Law.

Recognitions & Awards

Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year for Health Care Law in Boston (2011)
Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Health Care (2004 - 2014)
Chambers USA: Massachusetts (Band 1) - Healthcare (2005 - 2015)
Best Lawyers in America: Health Care Law (1991 - 2016)
•Good Guy Award, Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus (2011)
Nightingale's Healthcare News Outstanding Hospital Lawyers (2009)
•Massachusetts Medical Law Report Rx for Excellence Leaders in Quality Award (2008)
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
Who's Who in America


•Co-author, For NY Medicaid, It's Health Reform Vs. Antitrust Law, Law360 (05.21.2015)
•Co-author, FTC Says New York's Medicaid Redesign Program May Promote Anticompetitive Behavior, Health Care Antitrust Advisory (05.04.2015)
•Co-author, ACA Facing Two-Front Attack in 2015: Weighing the Impact of King v. Burwell and Budget Reconciliation, BNA's Health Insurance Report (01.21.2015)
•Co-author, On the Verge of Melt-Down: Core of ACA at Risk and Remedial Options Scant If Supreme Court Rules Against Government in King v. Burwell, Mintz Levin Health Law / ML Strategies Alert (01.05.2015)
•Co-author, SGR Reform-Improved Outlook for Congressional Action This Year?, ML Strategies and Mintz Levin Alert (10.24.2013)
•Co-author, Government Shutdown Aftermath: CMS Under Pressure to Finalize Medicare Payment Rules, ML Strategies and Mintz Levin Alert (10.18.2013)
•Co-author, Effect of a Government Shutdown on Medicare, Medicaid, and Other ACA-Related Operations, ML Strategies and Mintz Levin Alert (09.25.2013)
•Regulatory Neutrality Is Essential To Establishing A Level Playing Field For Accountable Care Organizations, Health Affairs (08.2013)
•Co-author, President's 2014 Budget Proposal for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Mintz Levin ML Strategies Advisory (04.12.2013)
•Late Action to Avert “Fiscal Cliff” Includes Several Health Policy Changes, Health Law ML Strategies Alert (01.03.2013)
•Co-author, Patient Centered Medical Homes and Massachusetts Health Care Cost Containment Legislation, Health Law ML Strategies Alert (08.28.2012)
•Author, Cost Growth Benchmark and Performance Improvement Plans Under Massachusetts's New Health Care Reform Act, Health Law ML Strategies Alert (08.02.2012)
•Co-author, Massachusetts Legislature Passes Comprehensive Health Care Payment Reform, ML Strategies Health Law Alert (07.31.2012)
•Co-author, Supreme Court Health Care Ruling: Preliminary Analysis & Implications Going Forward, Health Law Employee Benefits ML Strategies Alert (06.28.2012)
•Private Equity's Interest in Non-Profit Hospitals: What's Next, HealthLeaders Media (02.14.2011)
•Co-author, CMS Proposes New Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program, Health Care Reform Advisory (01.18.2011)
•Co-author, Massachusetts Takes the Next Step: An Interim Step Toward Payment Reform?, Health Care Reform Advisory (09.08.2010)
•Co-author, Medicare in the 21st Century: Achieving Quality and Efficiency Through Payment and Service Delivery Reforms, BNA's Medicare Report (04.23.2010)
•HHS Announces Delay in Enforcement of HITECH Rules as Applied to Business Associates, Health Law Employee Benefits Alert (03.26.2010)
•Co-author, Payment Reform-A Catalyst for Increased M&A Activity, Health Care Reform Advisory (01.21.2010)

Speaking Engagements

•Panelist, Health Care Antitrust Trends In 2015: What Is the Government Really Up To?, Mintz Levin, Webinar (04.23.2015)
•Panelist, Affordable Care Act, NFMA Advanced Seminar: America's Urban Agenda and Its Impact Upon The Municipal Bond Market, National Federation of Municipal Analysts, Houston, Texas (01.22.2015)
•Moderator, Barriers, Frontiers and Pioneers: The effects of new health care technologies, Barriers to Effective Health Care: Does Law Have a Role in Solving the Problem?, The Health Care and Life Sciences Committee of the International Bar Association, Edinburgh, Scotland (05.20.2014)
•Panelist, ACOs: The Year in Review - Hot Topics, Developments of the Past Year, and Prognostications for the Future, Health Care Transactions, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Nashville, TN (04.11.2014)
•Speaker, Unusual Circumstances Make for Unusual Affiliation Models: A Case Study of the Merger of Lowell General and Saints Medical Systems, Health Care Transactions, American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA), Nashville, TN (04.10.2014)
•Speaker, Medicare/Medicaid Hot Topics, Planning for 2014: Health Care Industry Trends in the New Year, Health Beat Webinar Series hosted by Mintz Levin and ML Strategies, Webinar (01.08.2014)
•Panelist, Boldly Going: Regulating the Frontiers of Healthcare and the Life Sciences, International Bar Association Annual Meeting, International Bar Association, Boston, MA (10.07.2013)
•Panelist, Understanding the Trend of Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions, Assessing Risk and Opportunity in the Changing Healthcare Industry, National Federation of Municipal Analysts, New Orleans, LA (01.24.2013)
•Speaker, Medicare/Medicaid, Planning for 2013: Health Care Industry Trends in the New Year, Health Beat Webinar Series hosted by Mintz Levin and ML Strategies, Webinar (01.22.2013)
•Moderator, How Can Life Sciences Companies Help Providers Meet the Health Care Reform Challenges?, 2012 Life Sciences Summit, New England Israel Business Council, Waltham, MA (11.05.2012)
•Speaker, Massachusetts Payment Reform Legislation Review, Healthcare and Payment Reform: Impact on Value Demonstration, Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council, Waltham, MA (11.02.2012)
•Moderator, Value Creation by Life Science Companies: How to Deal with Concerns and Challenges Facing Health Care Providers, Payers, Policy Makers and Investors, NEIBC Life Sciences Summit, New England-Israel Business Council, Waltham, MA (10.18.2010)
•Panelist, ASCO Annual Convention, American Society for Clinical Oncology (06.07.2010)
•Speaker, Health Care: The Massachusetts Role in Federal Reform and What the New Law Means to a Muni Analyst, Broker-Dealer Week Webinar: The SEC's New Uptick Rule, Boston Municipal Analyst Forum, Webinar (06.02.2010)
•Speaker, Can Medical Tourism Lower Your Healthcare Costs?, Lorman Educational Services Teleconference (05.06.2010)
•Speaker, Medicare Payment and Service Delivery Reforms, Health Care Reform: What's Happened and What's Next for the Health Care Industry, Mintz Levin and ML Strategies, Boston, MA (04.29.2010)
•Speaker, Making History with Health Care Reform: What's Happened and What's Next?, Mintz Levin and ML Strategies, Webinar (04.07.2010)


• Seventy-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2016 Edition, (08.17.2015)
• Twenty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys and Seven Practice Areas Featured in 2015 Legal 500 United States Guide, (06.11.2015)
• Fifty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Featured in Chambers USA 2015 Guide, (05.19.2015)
•Quoted in ACA Not Doomed Even If High Court Axes Subsidies, Law360 (11.07.2014)
• Eighty-Five Mintz Levin Attorneys Named 2014 Massachusetts Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, (10.17.2014)
• Sixty-Two Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2015 Edition, (08.18.2014


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FTC Says New York’s Medicaid Redesign Program May Promote Anticompetitive Behavior
Dionne C. Lomax,Stephen M. Weiner,Nili S. Yolin, May 14, 2015
In an April 22, 2015 letter to the New York State Department of Health (DOH), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cautioned that part of the State’s Medicaid reform program may sanction anticompetitive behavior. The FTC’s concern stems from the Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA)...

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