About Rachel A. Adams

Perhaps the only thing more complex than health care today is the regulatory landscape in which it is practiced. Rachel Adams is a health care lawyer who focuses on helping health systems, physician groups and other health care providers navigate the health care regulatory landscape, complex transactions and general corporate matters.

Keeping health care businesses healthy

Rachel guides health care providers through transactions and assists with day-to-day corporate issues. She also advises on matters involving the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), and other regulatory issues such as the corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting laws. Rachel also relies on her governmental experience to counsel clients facing antitrust issues.

Rachel's experience includes representing clients with regulatory issues facing chain, independent, institutional, wholesale and veterinarian pharmacies.

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Practice Focus

  • Health care
  • Health care regulation and compliance
  • Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement
  • Health care transactions
  • Privacy, data and cybersecurity
  • Health care litigation

Representative Experience

  • Assisted private equity-backed national provider of anesthesia services in its acquisition of multiple anesthesia providers.
  • Guided multiple physician groups in a variety of specialties in the sale of the practices to private equity-backed national providers.
  • Assisted health care investment fund in financing the purchase of multiple hospitals across multiple states. Worked across offices and disciplines providing high-quality, efficient results.  
  • Drafted compliance policies for health care system, yielding understanding of numerous laws impacting day-to-day operations.  
  • Represented hospital system responding to multiple Medicaid reimbursement audits, saving the client from repaying multiple claims.
  • Won False Claims Act case for two clients being sued together. The lawsuit alleged both clients caused Medicaid to pay ineligible claims. We established the plaintiff failed to allege any type of false claim or meet federal pleading standards. The case was dismissed with prejudice, saving clients time and resources of protracted litigation.
  • Assisted national pharmacy chain with licensing issues and Medicare Part D compliance.
  • Seconded to national pharmacy's headquarters, deepening understanding of pharmacy contracting, licensing and compliance matters. *
* Experience prior to Katten