Torrey K. Young

Senior Counsel

Overview

Torrey K. Young is a health care lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP and member of the firm’s Health Care Industry Team and the Government Enforcement Defense & Investigation Practice. She provides health care regulatory compliance advice, investigation defense counseling, and strategic planning for financial arrangements for many types of providers, including hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers, laboratories, home health agencies, hospices, urgent care providers, telehealth companies, and DMEPOS suppliers.

Torrey has significant experience conducting internal investigations, responding to False Claims Act claims, providing fraud and abuse analyses, and advising on Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement issues. She also implements compliance programs and assesses their effectiveness, as well as counsels clients on clinical research, research misconduct, and grants administration. She has appeared in publications such as Science, Compliance Today, JD Supra, Federal News Radio, and Bloomberg Law.

Representative Matters

  • Responded to whistleblower complaint regarding laboratory billing practices and advised in parallel civil and criminal investigations
  • Represented research institution in scientific misconduct investigation, led negotiations with United State’s Attorney’s Office, Office of Inspector General, and National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Advised university in grants False Claims Act analysis relating to time and effort reporting
  • Performed analysis of all physician financial arrangements under Stark and Anti-Kickback Statute and counseled hospital client through self-disclosure process
  • Responded to American with Disabilities Act Title III (public accommodations) complaint for health system
  • Revised health system bylaws in preparation for merger
  • Responded to Office of Civil Rights HIPAA investigation for hospital
  • Reviewed national health system's managed care contracts and advised national health system on language negotiations
  • Responded to government investigation regarding oxygen contents billing for national durable medical equipment company
  • Drafted policy position statement letters and comments to proposed rules on behalf of medical device company
  • Performed risk assessment and provided legal counsel regarding inpatient psychiatric hospital billing overpayments
  • Drafted professional service arrangements and employment agreements for health system
  • Advised association on policy matters relating to proposed rules
  • Counseled providers in general transactional and regulatory compliance matters, including employment negotiations, HIPAA compliance, and reporting requirements

Recognition

Torrey has been named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® lists (2013 – 2019), which recognizes the top 2.5 percent of Massachusetts lawyers under 40. She has been selected to participate as one of the 10 representatives from Boston in Harvard Business School’s Young American Leaders Program in 2019. Torrey was chosen to represent Foley as a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s 2018 class of Pathfinders, a program that trains attorneys in critical career development strategies, including leadership and building professional networks. In 2017, Torrey was awarded the Member of the Year award from Tomorrow’s Women Today, a Boston women’s leadership council.

Education and Admissions

Torrey received her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 2011), where she was an assistant editor for the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy. She jointly earned her master’s in public health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (M.P.H., 2011) with a certificate in bioethics and health policy. Torrey's undergraduate degree is from Emory University (B.S., high honors neuroscience and behavioral biology, 2007).

Torrey is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit.

Community Involvement and Professional Memberships

Torrey is active in the community and committed to providing pro bono services. She is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Health Care Compliance Association, and the American Bar Association, where she serves as Vice Chair to the Health Law Section’s Distance Learning Committee. She is also an active member of Tomorrow’s Women Today and a graduate of the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association’s Leadership Institute.

Representative Publications and Presentations

  • “That ‘Hot’ Research Project May Land Your Lab In Hot Water,” HCCA Compliance Today (November 3, 2018)
  • “Viscosupplement Enforcement – Provider Pain Points,” Bloomberg Law (July 27, 2018)
  • “Anatomy of a Self-Disclosure: From Concern, to Disclosure, to Closure, and Everything In Between,” Association for Corporate Counsel Webcast (May 17, 2017)
  • “What is on the OIG Radar for its 2016 Work Plan,” Association for Corporate Counsel Webcast (March 1, 2016)
  • “OIG 2015 Work Plan, Part 1: Do fewer projects mean a sharper focus?” HCCA Compliance Today (January 2015) (contributing author)
  • "Medicaid Enforcement," Law360 (March 20, 2014)
  • "Changing Practice Environment: Considerations for Clinical Integration and Joining ACO," presentation to Massachusetts Medical Society (September 23, 2013)
  • "Clinical Research Practice Guide, 2nd Edition," American Health Lawyers Association (2013) (chapter co-editor)
  • "Starting Out in Practice," presentation to Massachusetts General Hospital Anesthesia Fellows (November 13, 2012)
  • "Legal Issues Concerning Identifiable Health Data Sharing Between State/Local Public Health Authorities and Tribal Epidemiology Centers in Select U.S. Jurisdictions," Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (January 23, 2012) (co-author)
  • "The Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol: The Newest Component to the Stark Equation," The Advisory Board Company (December 2, 2011) (co-author)
  • "Massachusetts Health and Hospital Law Manual," MCLE (2011) (chapter co-author)
  • "Emergency Legal Preparedness for Hospitals and Health Care Personnel," Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness (June 2009) (co-author)