Meghan H. Mead

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Email: meghan.mead@modrall.com

Overview

Meghan Mead has extensive experience working with hospitals, physician groups, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, multi-level and continuing care retirement communities, hospices, and home health agencies.  She has assisted clients with a variety of issues involving the Affordable Care Act, Medicare and Medicaid certification and enrollment, the purchase and sale of medical practices, concierge medicine, licensure, 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 long term care providers, hospitals, and physician groups, including admission agreements, medical director agreements, administrative services and call coverage agreements, employment agreements, and professional services agreements.  In addition, she has helped nonprofits with entity formation and assisted them with the tax exemption process.
 
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 five 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

Practice Areas

Experience

Representative projects include:

  • 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 for senior care providers, including elder abuse reporting policies.
  • Revise and update HIPAA policies and procedures.
  • Prepare compliance plan for a long term care provider with Medicare and Medicaid communities.
  • Advise long term care providers on the actual and anticipated impacts the Affordable Care Act will have on operations, as well as anticipated impacts it will have on the overall health care system.
  • Advise on general operational and regulatory issues.
  • Draft a tax exemption application and prepare follow-up comments to IRS in response to questions.

Activities

  • New Mexico Healthcare Association
  • New Mexico Hospital Association

Discourse

Articles

  • "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

Presentations

  • "HIPAA, DOL Audits, and ACA Reporting Requirements," NAHU Region VII Conference, August 14, 2014
  • "Affordable Care Act: What Small Business Owners Need to Know," Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, Boot Camp for Business Owners, October 9, 2013
  • "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
  • "The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Assisted Living," California Assisted Living Association, co-panelist, June 2011
  • "Class Act, Elder Justice Act, and Other Reporting Requirements in PPACA," Aging Services of California, webinar co-presenter, May 2011
  • "Impact of Health Care Reform on the Senior Housing Industry and Residents," American Seniors Housing Association Special Issues Forum:   Health Care Reform, co-presenter,  April 2011

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