Karen Palestini concentrates her practice on mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, general corporate business matters, and regulatory compliance. While Karen's practice spans a variety of industries, she has particular experience in the healthcare, wellness, and education areas of commerce, assisting both for-profit and non-profit, tax-exempt organizations.
Karen's clients include hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic testing facilities, pharmaceutical companies, physician practices, behavioral health centers, colleges, universities, foundations, venture capital and private equity firms, group purchasing organizations, commercial lenders, home health agencies, urgent care centers, clinics, pharmacies, assisted living facilities, wellness centers, medical spas, day spas, and fitness centers.
She has assisted those in the healthcare and wellness industries with licensure and accreditation surveys and plans of correction; compliance plan development and audits; physician compensation, remuneration, and recruitment; employment arrangements; medical staff issues; tax-exempt organization issues; EMTALA issues; electronic prescribing and health records; health information privacy and security; identity theft prevention/remediation; private offerings and syndications; licensing and intellectual property rights; and mergers, divestitures, affiliations, and joint ventures.
Karen counsels her clients on federal and state health care reform, managed care contracting, fraud and abuse, electronic medical records, HIPAA and FERPA compliance and data breaches, facility licensing, medical staff issues, regulatory compliance, and government reimbursement programs, including Medicare Advantage, Part D, and state Medicaid programs.