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    Charles "Chark" Sinsel concentrates his practice in the areas of health care, corporate law, business transactions, and contracting. Mr. Sinsel represents health care entities, including hospitals, nursing homes, behavioral health providers, medical and dental practices, in a variety of transactions, including acquisitions, corporate restructuring, leasing, employment, recruitment, income guarantees, independent contractor (services) arrangements and group purchasing arrangements. Mr. Sinsel serves as leader of the Firm's Health Care Team.

    Memberships & Awards

    Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    The Best Lawyers in America®
    Best Lawyers® 2021 Morgantown, WV, Health Care Law, Lawyer of the Year
    Best Lawyers® 2016 Morgantown, WV, Health Care Law, Lawyer of the Year
    American Health Lawyers Association
    Past Co-chair, Law & Medicine Committee, West Virginia State Bar
    Past Chair, Health Law Section, Oregon State Bar
    Presidential Citation, Oregon Medical Association, 2007
    Volunteer of the Year, Oregon State Bar New Lawyer's Division, 2001

    Key Experience

    Reviews arrangements for compliance with state and federal health care laws and regulations, including the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA, the HITECH Act, EMTALA, licensure, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, and certificate of need (CON)
    Advises hospital administrators, boards and medical staffs on Medicare and Medicaid compliance issues
    Represents health care providers in Medicare and Medicaid payment, overpayment refund and compliance disputes

    Work Experience

    2007 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    2000-2007 Cooney & Crew, LLP, Oregon

    Speaking Engagements

    "Stark Law Basics for Health Care Providers," Co-presenter, Webinar

    "Health Care Client Alert: Stark Law Update. CMS Changes Rules Again (Part II)," Co-author

    "Health Care Client Alert: Stark Law Update. CMS Changes Rules Again (Part I)," Co-author

    "Health Care Alert: CMS Introduces Recovery Audit Contractor Program"

    "Health Care Alert: Call Pay Issues," Co-author

    "Health Law Highlights," 2007 Oregon Legislative Session

    "Contracting: Today's Issues in Health Plan Contracting," Co-presenter, Oregon Medical Association

    "Transition to Residency Program," Discussion Leader, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine