Industry Overview

Today’s healthcare industry is undergoing foundational shifts, with direct impact on stakeholders from individual medical practitioners and entrepreneurs to some of the world’s largest insurers, pharmaceutical innovators, senior living and health-delivery networks. Balancing clinical, regulatory, and urgent business demands, such as risk management in an era of big data, population health management, and accountable care, often calls for experienced legal representation and informed business advice.

Our Approach

Whether it’s navigating complex mergers and acquisitions of health networks, negotiating a labor contract, drafting legislation, defending health-related intellectual property, or establishing sound policies for healthcare organizations, you’ll find Hinckley Allen attorneys at the forefront of the healthcare industry, providing practical, reliable counsel and representation. We work with some of the region’s premier health-related organizations to protect their interests, facilitate new opportunities, and safeguard their ability to deliver great care.

News & Insight

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The Doctor Will Stream You Now. Will Medicare Cover It?

October 23, 2018

There’s no question that the laws of the land—state and federal—historically have not maximized the use of telehealth and telemedicine in care. From a patchwork of state regulations to inconsistencies in the use of coverage parity and very limited ad…

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Congress Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Address the Opioid Crisis

October 11, 2018

On October 3, the Senate passed the compromise opioid bill package that had been approved by the House on September 28. This sweeping legislation, known as the “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act" (the "Act"), received overwhelming approval in both…

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Recovery, Regulated: Compliance is Imperative for Addiction Treatment Programs

September 26, 2018

As the opioid crisis deepens—with more than two million Americans said to be dependent on prescription pain pills and street drugs—opioid treatment centers are part of a burgeoning industry estimated to reach over $42 billion by 2021. The 21st Century …

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Criminal prosecution for violating HIPAA: an emerging threat to health care professionals

July 2, 2018

This article originally appeared on STAT on July 2, 2018.The term “HIPAA violation” can conjure up images of large-scale data breaches. But health care providers need to be aware that, in the midst of the federal government’s increased focus on frau…

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