Ms. Hutchens practices in the area of corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on health care, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions.
In the health care law area, she advises clients on regulatory and compliance issues at both the federal and state level, including the anti-kickback and physician self-referral (Stark) laws, corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting prohibitions, and licensure matters. Her transactional health care experience includes the negotiation of provider joint ventures and hospital acquisitions and the preparation of physician recruitment, employment, and service contracts for physician practices and hospitals. She has extensive experience advising and assisting clients with health care compliance self-audits, acquisition due diligence, corrective actions, and self-reporting under the CMS Stark Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol (SRDP) and the OIG Self-Disclosure Protocol.
Ms. Hutchens also assists clients with a variety of corporate matters, including organizational issues, preparation and negotiation of commercial contracts, and corporate governance.