Bio: Elizabeth Sullivan co-chairs the firm’s National Healthcare Practice. She began her legal career in the Healthcare Practice group at McDonald Hopkins and later served as an attorney in the legal department at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation before returning to McDonald Hopkins as a member.
While at the Cleveland Clinic, Liz provided regulatory advice and transactional guidance to various service lines, including the clinical laboratory, professional pathology, imaging, transplant, and remote and distance health teams. Over the course of her career, Liz has assisted various types of healthcare providers, including clinical laboratories, hospitals, physician specialty groups, telehealth providers, transplant centers, and surgery centers.
Liz has experience providing regulatory, licensing, compliance, reimbursement, contractual, and corporate guidance to clients. She has advised clients on state professional licensure laws, CLIA standards, state laboratory laws, government and private payor reimbursement policies and billing rules, federal and state fraud and abuse rules and regulations, state telehealth laws, and HIPAA rules and regulations. She has provided assistance to entities during licensure and accreditation surveys, government investigations, and through payor audits and disputes.
In addition to providing regulatory guidance to clients, Liz is also knowledgeable in evaluating how a business opportunity or arrangement implicates a provider’s unique regulatory framework.
Liz has counseled clients not only on the regulatory aspects of an arrangement as described above, but she is also experienced in reviewing and negotiating relevant contractual and legal documentation in connection with contemplated business arrangements.Liz earned a J.D. and Certificate of Advanced Studies in Health Law from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, an M.A. in Bioethics and a B.A., cum laude, in Political Science from Case Western Reserve University.