Mary Beth Fortugno
Mary Beth Fortugno represents healthcare providers in a variety of industry sectors including four of the nation’s leading hospital companies and specialty pharmacies. She focuses her practice on transactions, managed care contracting, healthcare regulatory matters, operations and investigations. Having managed matters ranging from licensure diligence and new applications to major transactions and fraud and abuse investigations, Mary Beth has built a reputation within the industry for her knowledge and operational guidance. As former operations counsel to IASIS Healthcare, an acute-care hospital company, she brings first-hand experience to healthcare clients.
Mary Beth helps clients find solutions to complex regulatory, contracting, operational and transactional issues. Her practice involves:
- Contracting, Regulatory & Operational Matters – Counseling hospitals, specialty pharmacies and other healthcare providers on a wide range of matters related to including Anti-Kickback Statute and self-referral laws, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), licensure, certification, managed care contracting and other operational, contracting and regulatory issues.
- Healthcare Mergers, Acquisitions & Dispositions – Providing counsel in structuring transactions and the acquisition and disposition of healthcare providers and companies.
- Compliance and Government Investigations – Assisting healthcare clients in responding to governmental inquiries relating to Medicare and Medicaid fraud and the False Claims Act.
American Bar Association
American Health Law Association (AHLA) — Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group, Chair (2015-2017), Vice Chair Education (2014-2015)
Harry Phillips American Inn of Court
Media Mentions & Firm News
Chambers USA — Healthcare, Recognized Practitioner (2015-2017)
The Best Lawyers in America© — Health Care Law (2013-2024)
Journal of Transnational Law — Associate Editor
Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Award — Administrative Law; Federal Tax; Professional Responsibility