Claire Castles advises clients across the health care industry on compliance strategies and regulatory issues and in proceedings before federal and state government agencies. Her areas of practice include licensing and certification, payment and reimbursement, health privacy, Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), Medicare conditions of participation, contracting and transactional matters, internal investigations, and government investigations and audits.
Ms. Castles' experience includes advising hospitals and large academic medical centers in operational and administrative responses to state immediate jeopardy and privacy breach findings and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' surveys and deficiency findings, including threatened termination actions. She also assists clients in responding to Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General audits, recovery audit contractor (RAC) and other program safeguard contractor (PSC) audits, and advises clients on repayments to private payors and the Medicare and Medicaid program.
Ms. Castles is a voting member of the National Native American Bar Association and fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She has served on the American Bar Association Health Law Section's eSource editorial board and previously served the section as a vice chair of the Payment and Reimbursement Interest Group, vice chair of the Membership Committee, and member of the Planning and Marketing Committees for Emerging Issues and Washington Health Law Summit.