Biography

Claire Turcotte is a partner in Bricker & Eckler's Health Care group located in the Cincinnati-Dayton office. She counsels hospitals and health care providers in fraud and abuse, Stark Law, and health care regulatory compliance, including HIPAA. She prepares and negotiates health care contracts and advises clients regarding transactions, including physician recruitment, practice acquisitions, employment and other hospital-physician arrangements.

In addition, she has experience in preparation and negotiation of technology contracts, including electronic health records (EHRs), and with federal Stimulus Package incentives available to hospitals for EHR systems. She represents hospitals in drafting and review of physician recruitment and other physician contracts, including Stark compliance review. She also represents hospitals and health systems in development of electronic health records donation programs and purchase and implementation of EHR systems, including advising a large hospital system on EPIC EHR system implementations concerns involving HIPAA compliance, E-discovery, and record retention.

She has also represented a national nursing home company as Ohio counsel in major reorganization involving licensure, Medicare and Medicaid provider agreement issues.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association Women's Leadership Council; Former Vice Chair, American Health Lawyers Association Hospital and Health Systems Practice Group
  • Member, Accountable Care Organization Accreditation Program Advisory Committee
  • Board Member, Society of Ohio Hospital Attorneys
  • Member, Health Care Financial Management Association, Southwest Ohio Chapter
  • Former Member, Terrace Park Kindervelt #76 (to benefit Cincinnati Children's Hospital)
  • Former Board Member and Chair of the Grants Committee, The Greater Portland Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Presentations & Published Works
  • “CMS Opens the 3-Day Window: What Hospitals Need to Know to Comply,” Ohio Hospital Association webinar by Claire Turcotte and Diane Signoracci, September 25, 2012
  • “Structuring Competitive Physician Compensation, Models,” Healthcare Financial Management Association Utah Chapter seminar by Claire Turcotte and Kim Mobley, September 21, 2012
  • “Physician Integration and Compliance: Strategic, Legal and Financial Considerations,” Healthcare Financial Management Association Northwest Ohio Chapter presentation by Claire Turcotte and Randy A. Biernat, September 20, 2012
  • “The Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine – A Discomforting Reality,” Ohio Society of Healthcare Risk Managers and the Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys Fall Conference Presentation by Claire Turcotte and Richard Blake, September 14, 2012
  • “SCOTUS Has Spoken, Part III: What Else Does the Decision Mean for Healthcare Providers? ,” American Health Lawyers Association webinar by Timothy P. Blanchard, James King and Claire Turcotte, July 17, 2012
  • “Fair Market Value Boot Camp Kickoff Simulcast: Introduction to Hypothetical Case Study with Discussion of Attorney and Valuator Practical Tips on Valuation Engagement,” American Health Lawyers Association 2012 Annual Meeting Presentation moderated by Claire Turcotte, June 26, 2012
  • “Moving Towards Accountable Care: Legal and Valuation Issues in Physician Compensation,” Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting Presentation by Kimberly Mobley and Claire Turcotte, June 12, 2012
  • “Accountable Care Organizations and Clinically Integrated Organizations: Preparing for Future Legal Challenges,” Healthcare Financial Management Association Southwest Ohio Chapter May Institute Presentation by Claire Turcotte, May 17, 2012
  • “Physician Supervision Requirements For Hospital Outpatient Services,” Health Care Compliance Association Regional Conference Presentation by Claire Turcotte, May 11, 2012
  • "ACO Fraud & Abuse Waivers: CMS and OIG Provide Clarity around Participant Relationships," The Advisory Board Company's General Counsel Agenda, April 17, 2012
  • Chapter Author: Keeping Clients Compliant with Stark and Other Health Care Laws, from Health Care Law Enforcement and Compliance, Aspatore Books, September, 2011
  • Author, Corporate Leaders in Cross Hairs: Exclusions and Other Government Enforcement Trends Converge Against Individuals, AHLA Hospitals and Health Systems Practice Group Newsletter, May 2011
  • Ohio Hospital Association Two-Part Webinar or Audioconference: (1) ACOs: Medicare's Proposed Shared Savings Rule, April 26, 2011 and (2) ACOs: Focus on FTC, DOJ, IRS and OIG Implications of Medicare's Shared Savings Rule, May 3, 2011
  • Participation, Monitoring and Termination of ACOs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, American Health Lawyers Association webinar, April 14, 2011
  • Physician Compensation Trends, Approaches and Oversight, American Health Lawyers Association, Physicians and Physician Organizations Law Institute, February, 2011
  • Co-Author, Structuring Competitive Physician Compensation Models: Why You Need to Understand Valuation Methodology to Ensure Legal and Regulatory Compliance, Healthcare Financial Management, December 2010
  • Major Changes to HIPAA: Is Your Organization Ready?, Bricker & Eckler Lunch and Learn, September 10, 2010
  • Compliance Planning for Epic or Other System Implementation, Ohio Hospital Association, June 15, 2010
  • Fair Market Value for Physician Compensation Arrangements: Understanding the Use (and Abuse) of Market Survey Data, Ohio Hospital Association, June 15, 2010
  • Be Afraid: The Ugly Truth Behind Uncle Sam's Increased Medicare, Medicaid Enforcement Activities and its Impact on Hospitals, Central Ohio Healthcare Financial Management Association, April 16, 2010
  • EHR Technology Donation: How One Hospital Developed a Compliant Program, Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 2009
  • Electronic Health Records (EHR) Technology Donation: How One Hospital Developed a Compliant Program, Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 16, 2009
  • Under What Arrangements? Hospital-Physician Deals Within Latest Hospital Constraints, Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 15, 2009
  • Hot Topics in Health Care Regulatory Compliance: Gainsharing, Under Arrangements, and EHRs, HFMA Southwest Ohio presentation, April 17, 2009
  • Collaborative Relationships with Physicians, Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 20, 2007
  • To Joint Venture or Not to Joint Venture: What Should Your Hospital Be Thinking About?, Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 18, 2007
  • The Evolution of Stark: How it Applies to Physician – Hospital Arrangements, Physician Recruitment and Joint Ventures, Cincinnati M.D. Resources Center, January 16, 2007
  • Co-presenter for Trends in Financial Arrangements and Joint Ventures with Physicians, Greater Ohio Healthcare Leaders’ Forum, November 10, 2006
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Member, American Bar Association, Health Law Section
  • Member, Cincinnati Bar Association, Health Care Law Committee
  • Admitted to practice in Ohio, District of Columbia, New York, Oregon and Pennsylvania
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (health care) 2009-2015; Cincinnati Lawyer of the Year in Health Care Law, 2014
  • Recognized by ChambersUSA in Health Care Law with a Band 3 ranking, 2013-2015
  • Named as a Top Lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America
Education
  • University of California, Los Angeles (J.D., 1992)
  • Stanford University (A.B., 1986)
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