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    • J.D., cum laude, University of Georgia, 2012
    • M.B.A., University of Georgia, 2012
Drawing on her business, policy, and legal background, Laura Little assists clients in navigating the ever-changing regulatory health care landscape. Laura’s practice centers on representing physicians, hospitals and health systems, and health care technology corporations in a variety of regulatory and transactional matters, including: 
  • Hospital-physician relationships 
  • Health care mergers and acquisitions 
  • Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement 
  • Stark and anti-kickback compliance 
  • Physician and other provider contracts 
  • Innovations
  • Alternative payment models
  • Precision medicine
  • Data analytics 
Laura enjoys analyzing the unique operational issues that large health systems face in providing patient care and helping them find workable solutions. She has experience in counseling physician practices, on matters such as physician employment agreements and practice acquisitions. Laura also provides strategic counsel to clients regarding innovative health care technologies, such as telehealth, precision medicine, and big data analytics. 

During law school, Laura was awarded a Fellowship with the Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys (GAHA). In this role, she assisted in-house counsel for the Georgia Hospital Association and Children’s Health Care of Atlanta with regulatory and reimbursement matters impacting daily hospital operations. Before entering law practice, Laura worked in public policy in Washington, D.C. and New York City advocating for the interests of clients spanning numerous industries on domestic and foreign policy matters. 

  • Assisted in restructuring a multi-campus hospital system from hospital authority status to not-for-profit status, including due diligence, regulatory filings (state and federal), and advising on structure from a licensure perspective.
  • Assisted in establishing service line for large regional hospital system. 
  • Assisted in the representation of a large, national nursing home chain in the acquisition of another large nursing home chain with locations in all fifty states in a transaction with a purchase price in excess of $1 billion, particularly with respect to continuation of licensure and Medicare/Medicaid provider enrollments.
  • Represented physicians and hospitals in negotiating physician employment arrangements and independent contractor arrangements with physicians.
  • Represented large not-for-profit health systems in physician practice acquisitions. Regulatory research to analyze the operational practices of hospitals and health systems from a Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement perspective. Draft vendor agreement with telemedicine services provider for local pediatric physician practice. Due diligence on behalf of the seller of a national retailer in an acquisition with a $600 million purchase price.
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Initial Results Under CMS' Value Based Payment Modifier Program Forecast Significant Changes For Physician Reimbursement
Lexology
March 24, 2015
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CMS Proposes Expanded Bundled Payment System For Outpatient Hospital Services
Lexology
July 21, 2014
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Omnicare Settlement Suggests Greater Anti-Kickback Scrutiny of Providers' Supply Agreements
Lexology
July 15, 2014
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CMS Limits the Categories of ACOs Eligible to Obtain Reimbursement for Certain Telemedicine Services
June 2015
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Accountable Care Organizations: Overview in ACOs, Co-Ops, and Other Options
A "How-To" Manual For Physicians Navigating in a Post-health Reform World
Chapter co-author
July 2015
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CMS Issues the CY2016 Proposed Physician Fee Schedule: The Proposed Adjustments Following the SGR Repeal, HLT Headlines
July 2014