Donna Clark is a partner in the Baker Hostetler Healthcare Practice Group. She
represents healthcare providers in federal and state regulatory matters, with an
emphasis on compliance with referral laws. Her clients include hospitals and
hospital systems, physicians and physician groups, academic medical centers,
imaging facilities, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, ambulatory
surgery centers, home health agencies and dialysis providers.
Ms. Clark has advised numerous clients regarding the structuring of joint venture
and contractual relationships in compliance with federal and state laws governing
referral relationships, including the illegal remuneration, Stark and civil money
penalties laws. She has assisted clients in obtaining governmental approval for
particular transactions under these laws through the advisory opinion process. Ms.
Clark has performed internal audits and investigations for healthcare providers
examining relationships with referral sources for compliance with the requirements
of the referral laws and for compliance with Medicare and Medicaid program billing
requirements. She has represented various healthcare provider entities in
self-disclosure of potential violations to the Department of Justice and Office of
Inspector General, as well as representing healthcare provider entities in
investigations initiated by such entities.
Ms. Clark has represented academic medical centers in developing compensation
models for faculty physicians and implementing time studies to support faculty
physician compensation. She has structured outpatient clinics and diagnostic
facilities for academic medical centers, with consideration of reimbursement and
referral law issues. She has significant experience in Medicare and Medicaid
reimbursement for the services of physician practices in both private and
Ms. Clark is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the
American Bar Association (Health Law Section). She is listed in The Best Lawyers
in America in healthcare law (2006).
Ms. Clark is a frequent speaker and writer on a range of topics affecting health
industry clients, including compliance with the referral laws.