Biography

Claire Turcotte, a partner in Bricker & Eckler’s Health law group, focuses her practice on structuring, drafting and negotiating health care provider contracts, including hospital affiliations, mergers and acquisitions, co-management , joint ventures, management services organizations (MSOs), call coverage, physician recruitment, physician employment agreements and professional services arrangements, and other hospital-physician arrangements. She also advises hospitals about accountable care organizations (ACOs), clinically integrated networks (CINs) and similar evolving models.

Claire counsels hospitals and health care providers on the Stark Law, the anti-kickback statute, and other fraud and abuse matters, as well as other Medicare and Medicaid regulatory issues, including provider-based status and hospital space sharing arrangements, change of ownership, Medicare enrollment and physician supervision.

She also focuses on corporate structuring and maintenance, including formation and choice of entity, governance structure, nonprofit and tax exempt status issues, conflicts of interest, and other taxation and governance issues.

Additionally, Claire’s practice includes preparing and negotiating information technology (IT) and other technology contracts, such as electronic health records (EHR) system agreements and hospital EHR donation arrangements, and she counsels clients regarding compliance with Meaningful Use Incentive and PQRS programs, as well as HIPAA, EHR implementation and other health information matters.

Professional & Community Activities
  • Member, Quality Council, American Health Lawyers Association
  • Former Member, Inaugural American Health Lawyers Association Women's Leadership Council
  • Former Vice Chair, American Health Lawyers Association Hospital and Health Systems Practice Group
  • Former Board Member, Society of Ohio Hospital Attorneys
  • Former Member, Health Care Financial Management Association, Southwest Ohio Chapter
Presentations & Published Works
  • Speaker, “Provider-Based Status Update: How Recent Changes Impact Off-Campus Outpatient Departments’ Compliance, Payment and Transactions,” Health Care Compliance Association, April 2018
  • Speaker, “Year in Review,” American Health Lawyers Association/Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues, March 2018
  • Speaker, “Provider-Based Status Considerations for Hospital Real Estate Planning,” American Health Lawyers Association Webinar, March 2018
  • Speaker, "Provider-Based Status Update: How Recent Changes Impact Off-Campus Outpatient Departments," Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 2017
  • Speaker, “Kiss My Glass...Ceiling: How Professional Relationships Help Women Break Through”, Women’s Leadership Council Breakfast Panel, AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, February 9, 2016
  • Speaker, “Provider-based Status and Space Sharing,” Top 10 Hot Topics in Health Care Law for 2016, January 21, January 27 and January 28, 2016
  • Speaker, “Stark Law Compliance: Recent Changes and Cases,” Top 10 Hot Topics in Health Care Law for 2016, January 21, January 27 and January 28, 2016
  • Coordinator, Health Care Law CLE presented by the Cincinnati Bar Association Health Care Law Committee, December 10, 2015
  • Speaker, “Physician Compensation: Navigating Change from Volume to Value in a Compliant Way,” Ohio Hospital Association Annual Meeting, June 8-10, 2015
  • Speaker, "Special Valuation Problems in Health Care Transactions: Tips from the Trenches," AHLA Fair Market Value Affinity Group, April 17, 2015
  • Speaker, “A Few Good Men: Perspectives from Men about Women in Law,” AHLA Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute, February 3, 2015
  • Speaker, “ACOs, CINs and other Hot Hospital-Physician Alignment Trends,” Top 10 Hot Topics in Health Care Law for 2015, January 20, January 22 and January 28, 2015
  • Speaker, “Meaningful Use – Where Are We Now? Audits and Other Hot Topics,” Top 10 Hot Topics in Health Care Law for 2015, January 20, January 22 and January 28, 2015
Bar Admissions & Activities
  • Admitted, State of Ohio
  • Admitted, District of Columbia
  • Admitted, State of New York
  • Admitted, State of Oregon
  • Admitted, State of Pennsylvania
  • Member, Cincinnati Bar Association (Health Care Law Committee)
  • Member, American Bar Association (Health Law Section)
Awards & Recognition
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (Health Care Law), 2009–2019
  • Recognized, ChambersUSA, Health Care with a Band 3 ranking, 2013–2018
  • Cincinnati Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America (Health Care Law), 2014, 2017
Education
  • Stanford University (A.B.), 1986
  • University of California, Los Angeles (J.D.) 1992
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Experience

Beyond Bricker
A different kind of court
A different kind of court

Claire is a member of the Cincinnati Tennis Club and an avid doubles and singles tennis player year round.