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Claire Turcotte

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...

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Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Accountable Care Organization Accreditation Program Advisory Committee
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association Womens Leadership Council; Former Vice Chair, American Health Lawyers Association Hospital and Health Systems Practice Group
  • Board Member, Society of Ohio Hospital Attorneys

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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

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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, 2013-2014
  • Named as a Top Lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America


  • University of California, Los Angeles (J.D., 1992)
  • Stanford University (A.B., 1986)

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Hospital-Physician Integration Trends

Hospital-Physician Integration Trends
Claire Turcotte discusses the trend toward hospital-physician integration, and implications for Stark, Anti-Kickback and other laws that govern hospitals.