Kathleen Gleason Healy

Kathleen Gleason Healy: Attorney with Verrill Dana LLP
  • Partner at Verrill Dana LLP (132 Attorneys)
  • One Portland Square, P.O. Box 586, Portland, ME 04112-0586
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  • Kate handles a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters for institutions and professionals in the health care industry. She maintains a general health law practice with an emphasis on hospital law, health information technology, including HIPAA compliance and the electronic exchange of health information, physician contracting, and health care regulatory compliance, including federal Stark and Anti-Kickback and EMTALA issues. Kate regularly represents hospitals, medical practices and other health care providers in contract negotiations, business transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and affiliations, as well as regulatory compliance matters.

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Biography

Kate represents nonprofit academic medical centers and hospitals, medical practices, federally qualified health centers, and other health care providers on a wide range of transactional and regulatory matters. She frequently advises institutional and individual health care providers on a variety of business transactions, including mergers and strategic affiliations, accountable care organizations, physician contracts and ancillary services agreements. She also counsels health care providers and health data organizations about compliance with health care laws, including HIPAA, HITECH and state privacy and security laws, fraud and abuse laws, EMTALA and informed consent. As legal counsel to a number of health data organizations, including Maine’s fully operational state-wide health information exchange, Kate has negotiated data use agreements with integrated delivery systems and developed health data policies. Kate also worked with a broad range of stakeholders as a member of Maine’s Health Information Technology Legal Working Group to establish statutory changes to facilitate the electronic exchange of health information.

Kate is Vice Chair of the firm’s Health Care Group and Chair of the firm’s Health Technology Group. She has served in numerous other firm management roles including as a member of the firm’s strategic planning committee, diversity committee and as the firm’s pro bono coordinator.

A former Peace Corps volunteer and project director, Kate has established a precedent of community service that she has continued as a member of the Board of Directors of VNA Home Health and Hospice, the Board of Directors of Konbit Sante, Chair of the Maine State Bar Association’s Health Law Section and as an active member of the Maine Hospital Association work group created to review advance directives laws and legal forms.

Honors

AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers under
Health Care

Public Service

Peace Corps Volunteer (1990-1992)
Peace Corps Project Director (1994)
Board of Directors, VNA Home Health and Hospice (2009-2012)
Health Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association
Chair (2010-2012); Chair-elect (2008-2010)
Maine Justice Foundation fellow (2010-present)
Board of Directors, Konbit Sante (2015-present)

Highlights

Kate Healy was fantastic to work with; knowledgeable, efficient, timely and supportive.
AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Experience

Corporate Affiliation Transaction
To increase its competitiveness in a changing health care market, a leading Massachusetts academic medical center sought to build a more integrated health care network. The acquisition of another area hospital was a complex, multi-disciplinary effort spanning seven months.
Data Breach Response
Design and implementation of the response to a data breach caused by a third party vendor.
Nonprofit Mergers & Acquisitions: Membership Substitution Transaction
To expand its capacity to provide patient care in an increasingly competitive marketplace, a pioneering New York-based kidney and cancer research and treatment center affiliated with another New York institution in a complex, 11-month process requiring the coordination of many attorneys and practice groups.
Sale of Medicaid Managed Care Plan
This is an asset sale of the assets of a 501(3) tax exempt Medicaid managed care plan to a 501(c)(4) Managed Care Plan.
Sale of Medical Practice to Affiliates of MaineHealth
We negotiated physician compensation, transfer of major medical equipment that was subject to Certificate of Need review, and a wide variety of corporate issues in the sale of a long-time client’s medical practice.
Sale of Teaching/Community Hospital
Sale of 500-bed teaching/community hospital to the teaching hospital of a major university.
State-Wide Electronic Health Information Exchange
Verrill Dana attorneys worked on behalf of our client to effect statutory changes to Maine law that would allow for the creation of one of the nation’s first state-wide health information exchanges.

News

May 2, 2018
Maine Ballot Initiative for Elderly Home Care Flawed, Unconstitutional, Opponents Say
Media Mentions
Kathleen Gleason Healy

May 2015
WGME/FOX Interviews Kate Healy about Medical Identity Theft
Media Mentions
Kathleen Gleason Healy

September 24, 2014
Billing Dispute Leaves Presque Isle Clinic Without Access to Electronic Medical Records for 3,500 Patients
Media Mentions
Kathleen Gleason Healy

October 24, 2012
Former Genzyme Attorney Heads New Life Sciences Practice
Media Mentions
Mark A. Borreliz, Kathleen Gleason Healy, Jeffrey L. Heidt, Andrew P. Rusczek

October 16, 2012
Verrill Dana Expands Life Sciences Capacity
Press Releases
Mark A. Borreliz, Kathleen Gleason Healy, Jeffrey L. Heidt, Andrew P. Rusczek

July 19, 2010
Kate Healy Becomes Verrill Dana’s Pro Bono Coordinator
Press Releases
Kathleen Gleason Healy

April 7, 2010
Kate Healy Presents at the Maine Health Information Management Association’s Spring Conference
Press Releases
Kathleen Gleason Healy

April 5, 2010
Verrill Dana Takes the Lead for its Clients on Health Care Reform
Press Releases
Eric D. Altholz, Kathleen Gleason Healy, Richard G. Moon, Michael V. Saxl

January 28, 2009
Verrill Dana’s Health Technology Group Presents at Annual Meeting of the Maine State Bar Association
Press Releases
Kathleen Gleason Healy

January 18, 2008
Verrill Dana, LLP Names New Partners
Press Releases
Kathleen Gleason Healy

December 27, 2004
Kathleen Gleason Healy Joins Verrill Dana, LLP
Press Releases
Kathleen Gleason Healy

Publications

May 24, 2018
Ready or Not...the GDPR Effective Date is Here
Alerts and Newsletters
Kathleen Healy, Andrew Rusczek, and Sarah Trautz

February 5, 2018
Redline of Recent Revisions to the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records Regulations
Alerts and Newsletters
Kathleen Healy and Cecilie MacIntyre

February 28, 2017
Redline of Final Rule Revising the Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records Regulations
Alerts and Newsletters
Kathleen Healy and Cecilie MacIntyre

January 19, 2017
At Long Last, SAMHSA Issues Final Rule Regarding Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Records
Alerts and Newsletters
Kathleen Healy and Cecilie MacIntyre

November 20, 2015
Stark Law Modifications Finally Published
Alerts and Newsletters
Kathleen Healy

February 7, 2013
The Auditors are Coming! - Prepare for 340B Audits
Alerts and Newsletters

January 29, 2013
Ready or Not...The HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule is Here
Alerts and Newsletters

June 29, 2012
The Supreme Court Upholds the ACA’s Individual Mandate, Narrows Medicaid Expansion, and Leaves the ACA Otherwise Intact
Alerts and Newsletters

June 1, 2012
The Emerging Role of Quality in Healthcare Decision-Making and Payments
Published Works
Kathleen Healy and Gary Rosenberg

February 16, 2012
OIG Alerts Physicians To Exercise Caution When Reassigning Their Medicare Payments
Alerts and Newsletters

April 12, 2010
State Of Maine Takes Next Step In Expanding Health Information Technology
Alerts and Newsletters

May 4, 2009
One-on-One with Verrill Dana’s Health Technology Group Chair, Kate Healy, Part II
Published Works

April 23, 2009
Health Care Alert: EHR Incentives: When the “Increased FMAP” Spigot Turns Off, Turn on the “EHR Incentive” Spigot
Alerts and Newsletters
Kathleen Healy

April 17, 2009
One-on-One with Verrill Dana’s Health Technology Group Chair, Kate Healy, Part I
Published Works

March 20, 2009
Health Law360: ARRA and Health Information Technology
Published Works
Kathleen Healy

Events

April 12, 2017
MSBA Health Law Section Spring Meeting - 42 CFR Part 2: Revised Rules
Speaking Engagements
Kathleen Gleason Healy, Cecilie H. MacIntyre

December 2, 2016
Straight from OCR - An Update on the HIPAA Phase 2 Audits
Speaking Engagements
Kathleen Gleason Healy, Emily Chi Fogler

March 3, 2016
Current Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Developments in Maine
Speaking Engagements
Kathleen Gleason Healy, John W. Van Lonkhuyzen

November 18, 2015
Leading Change: How to Make the Switch from Volume to Value
Speaking Engagements
Kathleen Gleason Healy

April 9, 2014
Issues in Telemedicine
Speaking Engagements
Jeffrey L. Heidt, Kathleen Gleason Healy

May 9, 2013
Get Ready, Get Set... The Race to Comply with the Requirements of the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule
Speaking Engagements
Kathleen Gleason Healy

(2010-present)

Honors

Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers? under Health Care.com

Experience

Corporate Affiliation Transaction

To increase its competitiveness in a changing health care market, a leading Massachusetts academic medical center sought to build a more integrated health care network. The acquisition of another area hospital was a complex, multi-disciplinary effort spanning seven months.

Data Breach Response

Design and implementation of the response to a data breach caused by a third party vendor.

Nonprofit Mergers & Acquisitions: Membership Substitution Transaction

To expand its capacity to provide patient care in an increasingly competitive marketplace, a pioneering New York-based kidney and cancer research and treatment center affiliated with another New York institution in a complex, 11-month process requiring the coordination of many attorneys and practice groups.

Sale of Medicaid Managed Care Plan

This is an asset sale of the assets of a 501(3) tax exempt Medicaid managed care plan to a 501(c)(4) Managed Care Plan.

Sale of Medical Practice to Affiliates of MaineHealth

We negotiated physician compensation, transfer of major medical equipment that was subject to Certificate of Need review, and a wide variety of corporate issues in the sale of a long-time client's medical practice.

Sale of Teaching/Community Hospital

Sale of 500-bed teaching/community hospital to the teaching hospital of a major university.

State-Wide Electronic Health Information Exchange

Verrill Dana attorneys worked on behalf of our client to effect statutory changes to Maine law that would allow for the creation of one of the nation's first state-wide health information exchanges.

News

October 24, 2012 Former Genzyme Attorney Heads New Life Sciences Practice
Media Mentions

Sara Cooper Berkson , Mark A. Borreliz , Kathleen Gleason Healy , Jeffrey L. Heidt , Andrew P. Rusczek , Tara A. Shuman

October 16, 2012 Verrill Dana Expands Life Sciences Capacity
Press Releases

Sara Cooper Berkson , Mark A. Borreliz , Kathleen Gleason Healy , Jeffrey L. Heidt , Andrew P. Rusczek , Tara A. Shuman

July 19, 2010 Kate Healy Becomes Verrill Dana's Pro Bono Coordinator
Press Releases

Kathleen Gleason Healy

April 7, 2010 Kate Healy Presents at the Maine Health Information Management Association's Spring Conference
Press Releases

Kathleen Gleason Healy

April 5, 2010 Verrill Dana Takes the Lead for its Clients on Health Care Reform
Press Releases

Eric D. Altholz , Kathleen Gleason Healy , Richard G. Moon , Michael V. Saxl

January 28, 2009 Verrill Dana's Health Technology Group Presents at Annual Meeting of the Maine State Bar Association
Press Releases

Kathleen Gleason Healy

January 18, 2008 Verrill Dana, LLP Names New Partners
Press Releases

Kathleen Gleason Healy

December 27, 2004 Kathleen Gleason Healy Joins Verrill Dana, LLP
Press Releases

Kathleen Gleason Healy

Events

May 9, 2013 Get Ready, Get Set ... The Race to Comply with the Requirements of the HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule
Speaking Engagements

Kathleen Gleason Healy , Riikka E. Morrill

Publications

February 7, 2013 The Auditors are Coming! - Prepare for 340B Audits
Alerts and Newsletters

June 29, 2012 The Supreme Court Upholds the ACA's Individual Mandate, Narrows Medicaid Expansion, and Leaves the ACA Otherwise Intact
Alerts and Newsletters

June 1, 2012 The Emerging Role of Quality in Healthcare Decision-Making and Payments
Published Articles

Kathleen Healy , Riikka Morrill , and Gary Rosenberg

February 16, 2012 OIG Alerts Physicians To Exercise Caution When Reassigning Their Medicare Payments
Alerts and Newsletters

April 12, 2010 State Of Maine Takes Next Step In Expanding Health Information Technology
Alerts and Newsletters

May 4, 2009 One-on-One with Verrill Dana's Health Technology Group Chair, Kate Healy, Part II
Published Articles

April 23, 2009 Health Care Alert: EHR Incentives: When the Increased FMAP Spigot Turns Off, Turn on the EHR Incentive Spigot
Alerts and NewslettersKathleen Healy

April 17, 2009 One-on-One with Verrill Dana's Health Technology Group Chair, Kate Healy, Part I
Published Articles

March 20, 2009 Health Law360: ARRA and Health Information Technology
Published Articles

Kathleen Healy

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Health Care
  • Health Technology
  • Health Care Reform Compliance Team
  • Biopharma & Medical Device
  • Health Care Industry Group

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(207) 253-4710  Phone
207-774-7499  Fax
www.verrilldana.com/khealy
University Attended:
University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1990
Law School Attended:
University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D., 1997
Year of First admission:
1997
Admission:
2013, Massachusetts; 2016, New Hampshire; 2005, Maine; 1997, Wyoming
Memberships:

Memberships

Maine State Bar Association, Health Law Section
American Health Lawyers Association

ISLN:
912238294

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