Torrey K. Young

Senior Counsel

Overview

Torrey K. Young is a health care lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. She focuses on health care regulatory compliance and transactional matters for hospitals, academic medical centers, laboratories, home health agencies, hospice companies, and many other health care providers.

Ms. Young has significant experience conducting internal investigations, responding to False Claims Act claims, providing fraud and abuse/Stark law analyses, and advising on Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement issues. She is a member of the firm’s Health Care Industry Team and the Government Enforcement Defense & Investigations Practice.

Representative Matters

  • Responded to whistleblower complaint regarding laboratory billing practices
  • Represented research institution in scientific misconduct investigation, 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
  • Managed Stark and Anti-Kickback investigation for a hospital and provided legal analysis for self-disclosure
  • Responded to American with Disabilities Act Title III (public accommodations) complaint for health system
  • Revised hospital bylaws for merger
  • Responded to Office of Civil Rights HIPAA investigation for hospital
  • Reviewed managed care contracts and advised national health system on language negotiations
  • Responded to government investigation of public durable medical equipment company
  • Counseled providers in general transactional and regulatory compliance matters, including employment negotiations, HIPAA compliance, and reporting requirements

Recognition

Ms. Young has been named to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® lists (2013 – 2017),  which recognizes the top 2.5% of Massachusetts lawyers under 40.

Education

Ms. Young graduated 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. Ms. Young’s undergraduate degree is from Emory University (B.S., high honors neuroscience and behavioral biology, 2007).

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Ms. Young is a member of the Boston Bar Association, serving on the Health Law Education Committee, as well as a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, for which she curates the Academic Medical Centers and Teaching Hospitals Weekly Update. She is also an active member of Tomorrow’s Women Today, a Boston women’s leadership council and a graduate of the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association’s Leadership Institute. Ms. Young 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.

Publications and Presentations

  • “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)

Representative Matters

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Originally pursued as a criminal investigation, the Foley team was able to resolve the matter on an overpayment basis following a presentation to the US Attorney's Office.
Represented a major medical equipment provider in an internal investigation in Florida.