Scott Shanker focuses his national healthcare practice on solving complex healthcare regulatory, compliance and operational issues to help healthcare provider organizations achieve their business objectives. For more than 20 years, Scott has advised a wide range of healthcare provider clients including, without limitation, hospitals and health systems, specialty physician practices, and private equity-backed healthcare companies. He also has experience serving as outside general counsel to several healthcare companies who lean on Scott to make valuable day-to-day decisions covering critical regulatory and business matters.
Scott advises clients on ensuring compliance with federal and state fraud and abuse laws, including the physician self-referral prohibition commonly known as the Stark Law, as well as the federal Anti-Kickback Statute. He has experience advising clients on regulatory disclosures with federal agencies, such as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services self-disclosure protocol and the HHS Office for Civil Rights breach notification process.
Scott counsels clients on properly structuring different types of agreements, including professional service and employment agreements, co-management agreements, medical director and administrative services contracts, hardware and software license procurement contracts, as well as compliance plans and HIPAA policies. Scott also leads regulatory due diligence for clients entering pivotal transactions, helping to identify and resolve regulatory risks.