Carol M. McCarthy brings a unique perspective to her health law practice at Ober||Kaler. As former president and CEO of four health care trade associations, including the American Hospital Association, Carol knows the inner workings of the health care system and has hands-on experience with the issues facing health care clients.
Carolís extensive experience includes the representation of physicians as well as hospitals, academic medical centers and health systems. Her legal counsel extends to Medicare compliance issues; the development and operation of joint ventures; medical practice acquisitions and mergers; physician recruitment and retention; clinical research operation and oversight; the development and operation of IRBs; the development and operation of IPAs, Physician-Hospital Organizations and Management Services Organizations; MA plan and private third-party payor negotiations; and all types of contractual arrangements. Carolís representation on professional matters is national in scope, centering on EMTALA defenses, Medicare Conditions of Participation compliance, Joint Commission accreditation issues, OHRP and FDA compliance and physician privileges actions. In addition to her J.D., Carol McCarthy holds an M.S. in Health Services Administration and a Ph.D. in public administration, with a concentration in the economics of health care.