The best part about my practice is collaborating with healthcare providers to navigate the ever-changing regulatory landscape, to find effective and efficient solutions to identified problems, and most importantly to proactively identify issues before they become future problems.
Rachel Poynter focuses her practice on advising healthcare providers on operational, transactional and regulatory matters. These providers include hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, behavioral health providers, clinically integrated networks, long-term care facilities, clinical research entities, pharmacies, laboratories and other ancillary service providers. Rachel is Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Through her experience with the Federal Anti-Kickback Statue, the Stark Law, the Texas Illegal Remuneration Act, HIPAA, EMTALA, and the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, among others, Rachel routinely counsels on best practices for healthcare providers to maintain compliance with the federal and state regulatory frameworks that affect their day-to-day operations. Rachel also guides clients through a variety of operational and administrative matters, including licensure, Medicare/Medicaid and other third-party reimbursement and appeals, vendor contracting, and more. In addition, she regularly assists providers of all types with entity formation and preparation of corporate documents, as well as mergers and acquisitions, and particularly in connection with the complex licensure and regulatory questions that can arise in the context of a transaction.
Before joining Gray Reed, Rachel served as the compliance and privacy officer of four physician-owned hospitals. Additionally, as a consultant, she aided a hospital in navigating the compliance aspects of a physician/hospital co-management agreement. During law school, she was an active member of the SMU Law Review Association, served as the editor of the SMU Annual Texas Survey and interned for the Office of General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service.