Hannah E. Zaitlin

Senior Counsel

Overview

Hannah E. Zaitlin is a health care business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Her practice focuses on advising providers and investors in the health care sector including nonprofit and for-profit hospitals, health systems, skilled nursing and senior living facilities, digital healthcare companies, behavioral health and substance use disorder treatment providers and facilities and physician practices on mergers, acquisitions and affiliations, entity formation and restructurings, corporate and non-profit governance, debt and equity financings and commercial contracting. In connection with structuring, negotiating and closing on transactions, she counsels clients on a range of health care compliance and regulatory matters including state and federal fraud and abuse laws, professional and facility licensure and change of ownership requirements and payor/reimbursement issues. Hannah is a member of the firm’s Health Care Industry Team.

Representative Matters

  • LCMC Health Acquisition of East Jefferson General Hospital, Expanding LCMC Health Network in New Orleans Area. Foley represented LCMC Health in connection with its acquisition of East Jefferson General Hospital, a public health system on the east bank of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. The deal required approval by voters and the Attorney General and various other regulatory approvals. 
  • Numotion Acquisition of SpinLife.com. Foley acted as co-legal counsel to Numotion, the nation’s leading and largest provider of products and services that provide mobility, health and personal independence, in its acquisition of SpinLife.com, the market leader in online retail Durable Medical Equipment (DME) for the aging population, as well as people living with disabilities. Numotion’s acquisition of SpinLife joins two market leaders in retail and third-party reimbursed products and enables the combined company to serve more customers with a broader portfolio of products and services. 
  • Sale of Opthalmalogy Group and Affiliated Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) to Equity-Backed Physician Practice Management Company. Foley represented physician group in sale of ophthalmology and optical practice, as well as affiliated ASC, to a leading physician practice management company and ASC operator. The transaction was a combined asset and equity sale, which also involved negotiation of a lease for the ASC and post-closing physician employment agreements, as well as Michigan regulatory approvals.
  • AccentCare Acquisition of Southeastern Healthcare at Home. Foley represented AccentCare, Inc., a nationally recognized leader in post-acute care, in its acquisition of Southeastern Healthcare at Home through a competitive auction process. A provider of home health care, Southeastern Healthcare at Home has 16 offices in Pennsylvania and Virginia, and the transaction enabled AccentCare, Inc. to expand its footprint in the mid-Atlantic region. 
  • Merger of InSight Telepsychiatry and Regroup Telehealth, Creating Nation’s Largest Telepsychiatry Company. Foley represented InSight Telepsychiatry in its merger with Regroup Telehealth. The merger created the country’s largest and most comprehensive telepsychiatry service provider in the United States, specifically with regard to the combined revenue, national footprint, diversity of client types and diversity and quantity of their provider base. The combination will allow for increased delivery of mental health services across the country in response to a nationwide shortage of specialists coupled with a rising need for behavioral health services. 
  • Inpatient Psychiatry Telemedicine Professional Services Agreement Between Hospitals and Distant Site Telemedicine Company. Foley negotiated and drafted a telemedicine professional services agreement between a hospital and a telemedicine company, allowing the hospital to obtain on-demand multi-specialty medical services via telemedicine, benefitting the hospital’s patients and increasing efficiency in the hospital’s operations.

Publications and Presentations

  • Co-author, “PE Firm Pays Record Settlement for Allegedly Deficient Health Services: Identifying Traps for the Unwary,” Health Care Law Today (October 28, 2021)
  • Co-presenter, “Recent Developments in Behavioral Health (BH) and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment,” ACC Health Law Network Legal Quick (September 9, 2021)
  • Co-author, “Stark Law Changes Coming to Physician Compensation Models in 2022,” Health Care Law Today (May 24, 2021)
  • Interviewed, “Lawyers: Biden Unlikely to Expand Parity to Include Medicare, But Other Behavioral Changes Probable,” Behavioral Health Business (April 1, 2021)
  • Co-author, “COVID-19 Compounds Opioid Crisis and Treatment Gaps for Vulnerable Americans: Will a Biden Administration and New Congress Expand Medicare Coverage?” Health Care Law Today (March 3, 2021)
  • Co-presenter, “Forming Physician Supergroups: Structural and Regulatory Challenges,” Strafford Webinars (January 13, 2021)
  • Co-presenter, “Practice Valuation and Exit Strategy,” ROAMD’s 2020 Annual Meeting (October 2020)
  • Co-author, “COVID-19: CMS Publishes Explanatory Guidance on Stark Blanket Waivers,” Coronavirus Resource Center: Back to Business (April 2020)
  • Co-author, “COVID-19: CMS Issues Temporary Blanket Waivers of Sanctions for Stark Violations; Health Care Providers Gain Needed Flexibility to Deal with Physician Arrangements,” Coronavirus Resource Center: Back to Business (April 2020)
  • Co-author, “Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Services: Massachusetts Proposal Reflects Focus on Expanding Access and Coverage,” Health Care Law Today (January 2020)
  • Co-author, “340B Rate Cuts: DC Court Enjoins and Remands CMS’ 2018 and 2019 Reductions for Hospital Outpatients,” Health Care Law Today (May 2019)
  • Co-author, “CMS Recoupment Efforts Stopped by Court While Overpayment Appeals are Pending,” Health Care Law Today (July 2018)
  • Co-author, “Navigating Physician Transactions in New Hampshire,” New Hampshire Bar News (January 2018)
  • Co-presenter, “Making the Deal: Navigating SNF Transactions While Avoiding Traps for the Unwary,” The New England Alliance Regional Winter Conference (January 2018)

Education

  • The University of Maine School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2009)
    • Recipient, Convocation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business and Commercial Law
  • Brandeis University (B.A., 2003)
    • Sociology, minoring in Social Justice and Social Policy
    • Captain, Brandeis University indoor and outdoor track & field teams        

Affiliations and Community Engagement

Hannah is a past clerk of the Health Law Section of the New Hampshire Bar Association. She previously served as a member of the board of directors of the University of Maine School of Law Alumni Association and as board member and co-membership secretary for the New Hampshire Women’s Bar Association. Hannah has completed the Leadership Greater Manchester program of the Manchester, New Hampshire Chamber of Commerce (Class of 2015); the New Hampshire Center for Nonprofits Hoffman-Hass Fellowship (Inaugural Class); and the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants Young Professionals Leadership Academy (Class of 2014).

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire

Featured

As part of Foley & Lardner’s new video series “Health Care Law: Counsel Corner,” Hannah highlights how the Foley Health Care team assisted in expanding and advancing outpatient substance use disorder treatment as part of a private equity investment.