Lawrence Vernaglia is a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP where he serves as Chair of the firm's national Health Care Industry Team.
Mr. Vernaglia represents hospitals, health systems and academic medical centers and a variety of other health care providers. Mr. Vernaglia's practice involves regulatory and transactional matters, including Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement compliance advice and appeals; mergers, acquisitions and financings; state regulatory issues including licensing, change of ownership, and CoN/DoN; survey/certification appeals; patient care/medical ethics; fraud & abuse/Stark law analyses; managed care contracting; and general corporate and business planning in health care. He runs strategic planning programs for senior management and governing boards. He regularly serves as local counsel on health care transactions in New England for multi-state projects.
Mr. Vernaglia is a regular lecturer on hospital issues, physicians, long term care, and other topics in law and medicine. Speeches by Mr. Vernaglia addressed topics such as: physician/hospital joint ventures; discount/collection policies for uninsured patients; the Anti-kickback Statute; corporate governance for nonprofits; compliance program developments; reimbursement and managed care; and HIPAA.
He is the co-chair of the Boston Bar Association's Health Law Section (2006-2008 term). Mr. Vernaglia serves on the editorial boards of JONA's Journal of Healthcare Law, Ethics, & Regulation; and Medicine & Health/Rhode Island, the journal of the RI Medical Society. He is one of nine members of the Medical Economics' Board of Legal Editorial Consultants. For several years, he has been co-chair of MCLE's comprehensive Health Law Basics program and the advanced Health Law Conference. He is involved with several not-for-profit organizations, as a board member and legal advisor. Mr. Vernaglia is a member of the Board of Corporators of Hallmark Health System, a multi-campus community hospital system in Massachusetts. Mr. Vernaglia has been named as a top healthcare lawyer by Massachusetts Super Lawyers® since its inception. Only 5% of Massachusetts attorneys receive this honor. He was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2010 in the field of health care. Mr. Vernaglia has been listed in the 2008 and the most recent edition, 2009, of Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers.
Mr. Vernaglia is the co-editor of the book Healthcare Compliance Professional's Guide to the False Claims Act (2007). He is also the co-editor of the two volume treatise Massachusetts Health and Hospital Law Manual (2004). He has published more than 40 articles and book chapters on various topics in law and medicine in such sources as AHLA's Health Law Digest and Health Lawyers Weekly; Medical Economics; The Journal of Health Care Finance; The Boston Business Journal; The Physician's News Digest; Developing and Managing Physician Networks: Business and Legal Strategies; Annotated Law Reports 5th Ed.; Health Care Policy Report; American Academy of Healthcare Attorneys News; Medicine &; Health/Rhode Island; and JONA's Journal of Healthcare Law, Ethics & Regulation.
Mr. Vernaglia has been a part-time faculty member in Providence College's Health Policy and Management Program, where he has taught health care law for eight years. He also served as a judge/instructor at Boston University School of Law for various programs since 1993.
Mr. Vernaglia earned his J.D. and his master's in public health from Boston University and his bachelor's degree from New College of Florida. He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, New York and New Hampshire.
Licensed since 1994
I endorse this lawyer's work. Attorney Vernaglia is a preeminent health care attorney with a stellar reputation in the Boston legal community and beyond. His skills, experience and character are of highest caliber. I endorse him without reservation.
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|NH||Authorized to practice law||2004||10/21/2009|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Health Law Listing||Chambers & Partners USA||2009|
|Super Lawyer||New England Super Lawyers||2009|
|Recognized||Best Lawyers in America||2008|
|Recognized||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2007|
|Recognized||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2006|
|Recognized||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2005|
|Recognized||Massachusetts Super Lawyers||2004|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Boston Bar Association, Health Law Section||Co-chair||2006 - 2008|
|Fifty State Survey of Certificate of Need and Licensure: Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Home Health, and Hospice, Chapter Author (chapters on Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine laws) (AHLA, 2009).||NH, MA and Maine CON Laws||2009|
|Clinical Research Compliance Manual||Consulting Editor||2009|
|The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Law Manual||Editor of treatise; author of Introduction and Reimbursement Chapter||2009|
|Clinical Research Practice Guide, First Edition||Reimbursement Chapter||2008|
|Healthcare Compliance Professional's Guide to the False Claims Act||Editor and Chapter Author||2007|
|The Compliance Program Effectiveness Handbook||Contributing Editor||2007|
|Hospital Auditing and Monitoring Toolkit: Sample Programs for Key Risk Areas||Chapter Author||2007|
|Boston University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Boston University||Public Health||MA - Masters||N/A|
|New College of Florida||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Medicare Cost Reporting Seminar||A Reimbursement Officer’s View of the New CMS Rules for Part A Appeals Before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board||2009|
|Medicare Appeals Process Member Briefing||Understanding the Changes to PRRB Regulations and Procedures||2009|
|Massachusetts Legislation Concerning Proposed Pharmaceutical Gift Ban||Implications for Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device Manufacturers||2009|
|Legal Issues Affecting Academic Medical Centers and Other Teaching Institutions||Teaching Hospital Medicare Reimbursement Challenges: What You Need to Know Right Now||2009|
|Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues||Primer on Researching Medicare and Medicaid Issues: Sources and Techniques||2009|
|Health Care Compliance Association 2007 New England Regional Conference||Program Co-Chair and moderator on panel presentation “The Board’s Role in Compliance,”||2009|
|Health and Hospital Law Conference 2009: Conflicts of Interest in Health Care||Conference Co-Chair||2009|
|HCCA’s Quality of Care Compliance Conference||Managing the Legal Risks Associated with Collaborating on Quality: Stark, Gainsharing, Antitrust, and More||2009|
|HCCA Compliance Institute||Do Anything, but Don’t Stand in My Blue Suede Shoes: A Compliance Officer’s Analysis of New Stark Rules on Financial Relationships||2009|
|Florida Association of Assisted Living Annual Meeting||Strategies for Dealing With Difficult Families||2009|
|Association of Clinical Researchers & Educators Charter Meeting and Conference||Understanding the Massachusetts Gift Ban Law and Regulations: Practical Implications for Physicians and Researchers||2009|
|ACHCA New England Mid-Winter Meeting||Welcome to the Jungle: A Nursing Home Administrator’s Guide to Litigation||2009|