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Overview

With a longtime interest in healthcare organizations and providers, Varsha is passionate about understanding the details of healthcare clients’ business operations.

As an undergraduate, she chose to study public health and went on to take a position as a consultant to healthcare organizations. The unique issues and concerns in the industry fascinated her, but Varsha quickly realized she was limited in what she could do for her clients without a law degree.

After completing law school, Varsha sought out firms with a solid healthcare practice where she could work directly with providers and other clients. She focuses her practice on regulatory compliance, drafting and negotiating various agreements; providing day-to-day advice on state and federal regulations, including licensure, HIPAA, Medicare and Medicaid, and the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute; and supporting the due diligence required in healthcare transactions.

Varsha enjoys developing long-term relationships with clients in order to gain a deep understanding of their operations to develop customized solutions to their legal problems.


Industry

Service

Education

  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law
    • North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology
  • B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • Public Health
    • Habitat for Humanity, Thailand

Admissions

  • North Carolina
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Health Law Association, Young Professionals Council
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Section
Experience
  • Advise clients on structuring arrangements consistent with the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the Physician Self-Referral (Stark) Law, and state fraud and abuse laws, including arrangements involving joint ventures, donations to referral sources, and physician recruitment.
  • Analyze potential violations of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the Physician Self-Referral (Stark) Law, the False Claims Act, and related state laws, and assist with internal compliance investigations and disclosures to the state and federal government.
  • Conduct regulatory due diligence for mergers and acquisitions involving ambulatory surgical centers, physician groups, and other healthcare providers and obtain post-closing consents and complete required agency applications, including Medicare change of ownership applications.
  • Facilitate healthcare providers' transition to telemedicine by preparing policies and procedures and advising on telemedicine compliance.
  • Draft and negotiate various agreements, including coverage agreements, management agreements, and independent contractor and employment agreements.
  • Provide day-to-day regulatory advice related to reimbursement, privacy, and licensure.
Outside the Office

Varsha is an art-lover who enjoys attending arts performances—especially the ballet or any kind of live music—and visiting art galleries. She also loves to travel, with favorite destinations including Italy and Thailand, where she served with Habitat for Humanity during college.

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