Modrall Sperling Law Firm

Meghan Mead has extensive experience working with physician groups, long term care providers, and other health care providers. She has assisted clients with a variety of issues involving the ACA, Medicare and Medicaid certification and enrollment, the purchase and sale of medical and dental practices, concierge medicine, licensure, employment issues, corporate reorganizations, HIPAA compliance, drafting and updating compliance plans, STARK law, fraud and abuse, and state and federal regulatory compliance. She has also drafted a variety of agreements for physician groups, long term care providers, and hospitals, including admission agreements, medical director agreements, administrative services and call coverage agreements, employment agreements, and professional services agreements. She also has a nonprofit practice, which includes helping nonprofits navigate the tax exemption process, and advising on nonprofit compliance, governance, and best practices.

A graduate of Stanford Law School, Meghan served as Editor-in-Chief of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal and was Co-President of Women of Stanford Law. She received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude in history and economics from Mount Holyoke College and participated in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals before attending law school. Prior to joining Modrall Sperling, Meghan practiced for four years at a firm in San Francisco, where her focus was on healthcare, and senior care and housing.

Meghan currently serves as Co-Chair of the Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations Industry Service Group.

Meghan is also a co-founder of Mead and Mead’s Maple Syrup, a company that produces and distributes maple syrup from her family’s farm and surrounding farms in the Northeastern United States to Western states and East Asia.

Education

Stanford University, J.D., 2008, Editor-in-Chief, Stanford Environmental Law Journal, 2007-2008; Co-President, Women of Stanford Law, 2006-2007

Ludwig Maximilians University, European History and German Language, 2004-2005, Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals; Bavarian American Center, Education Intern; Carl Duisberg Centren, Intensive German Language study

Mount Holyoke College, B.A. magna cum laude in History and Economics, 2004, Anne Steward Higham Prize for outstanding work in European History, Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Sara Williston Scholar; study abroad St. Andrews University, Scotland, 2003

Bar Admissions

New Mexico

California

Representative projects include:

  • Draft employment agreements for medical groups.
  • Prepare responses for disciplinary proceedings before Medical Board and other licensing board.
  • Assist with purchase and sale of dental practices.
  • Assist physician groups with compliance, including revising Employee handbooks, Compliance Plans, HIPAA policy and procedures, and tax laws.
  • Advise and negotiate on behalf of physicians and medical groups on employment agreements and PSAs with hospitals.
  • Revise and update HIPAA policies and procedures, conduct HIPAA trainings and advise on how to handle HIPAA breaches.
  • Advise providers on ACA obligations.
  • Advise on general operational and regulatory issues.
  • Draft tax exemption applications and prepare follow-up comments to IRS in response to questions.
  • Advise entities seeking nonprofit status on entity formation and tax exemption process.
  • Advise tax exempt entities on governance issues, compliance, and reporting requirements.
  • Prepare Medicare applications for healthcare providers in conjunction with a change in ownership.
  • Prepare state licensing applications for skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and hospitals undergoing a change in ownership.
  • Draft various state-specific SNF agreements for Medicare and Medicare/Medicaid facilities.
  • Help negotiate and draft numerous physician contracts and review FMV analysis, including for a multi-specialty call coverage contract for the emergency department at a large hospital.
  • Revise policies and procedures for senior care providers, including elder abuse reporting policies.
  • Health Law Section, New Mexico Bar Association

Presentations

  • Facts, Myths, and Current Statistics about the ACA, Full Implementation: Navigating the ACA Minefield, Sterling Education Services, March 24, 2016
  • HIPAA: Privacy and Security Rules, Providing a Life Path for Your Clients, Paralegal Division of the State Bar Association, December 12, 2014
  • HIPAA, DOL Audits, and ACA Reporting Requirements, NAHU Region VII Conference, August 14, 2014
  • Affordable Care Act: What Small Business Owners Need to Know, Boot Camp for Business Owners, Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, October 9, 2013
  • The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Assisted Living, California Assisted Living Association, June, 2011
  • Class Act, Elder Justice Act, and Other Reporting Requirements in PPACA (webinar), Aging Services of California, May, 2011
  • Impact of Health Care Reform on the Senior Housing Industry and Residents, American Seniors Housing Association Special Issues Forum: Health Care Reform, April 2011

Discourse

  • “Clinical Trial Agreements at Community Hospitals,” Health Care Law Alert (co-author), July 2012
  • “Connecting Acute and Long Term Care: Summary of a Symposium,” American Seniors Housing Association Special Brief Issue, Winter 2012
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