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We help clients stay ahead of the shifts with an approach built on a deep understanding of healthcare law and years of experience in developing innovative legal solutions to your needs.


Our lawyers and healthcare specialists have decades of experience in statutory and regulatory analysis, healthcare compliance, government investigations, litigation and corporate transactions.

In addition, we have had a hand in shaping most of the major healthcare laws over the past four decades, including:

  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
  • Medicare Modernization Act of 2003
  • Food and Drug Administration Modernization Act of 1997
  • Balanced Budget Act of 1997
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) 
  • Budget reconciliation laws of the 1980s

Healthcare legal team members have served as senior congressional staffers on committees with jurisdiction over healthcare and related areas such as labor and pension law. The co-chair of our practice was the general counsel of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Other members of the team have similar high-level experience, including working in senior positions at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Our fluency in healthcare laws and policy helps us to help our clients develop successful strategies for navigating the complex healthcare environment. Crucial to the successful execution of those strategies is our ability to build and maintain relationships with key legislators and government regulators. These relationships enable us to represent our clients’ views directly to the people responsible for setting the country’s healthcare agenda.

Foley Hoag also has extensive experience in representing a wide-range of clients targeted by OIG, DOJ and congressional investigations; defending against civil and criminal fraud claims; and assisting clients with healthcare compliance efforts.

Areas of Focus

We represent a wide range of clients from across the healthcare industry spectrum including:
  • digital health companies 
  • pharmaceutical companies
  • medical device manufacturers
  • diagnostic companies
  • institutional providers, including hospitals, dialysis providers, and long-term care facilities
  • physicians and medical groups
  • home health agencies
  • payers, including Medicare Advantage and Part D plans
  • commercial insurers
  • employee and health benefit managers
  • healthcare trade associations

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