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BridgetSteele

Associate

"My goal is to understand each client's unique mission in the dynamic health care field so I can best provide tailored, practical legal counsel."

Overview

Biography

Bridget concentrates her practice on assisting health care and human service providers with regulatory and compliance matters, including audits and investigations, self-disclosures, Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement issues, not-for-profit corporate governance, contract analysis and negotiation, regulatory developments impacting the provision of telehealth services, FDA-related matters, and health-information privacy and security issues.

Bridget has extensive experience working with behavioral health providers, home-care agencies, health-information exchanges, hospitals, and agencies that serve individuals with developmental disabilities.

Bar Associations

  • Bar Association of Erie County, Health Law Committee
  • New York State Bar Association, Health Law Section

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
  • American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA)
Experience

Representative Experience

  • Represented several health information exchanges in negotiating health care IT vendor contracts and other data-sharing agreements.
  • Represented care-coordination organizations (CCOs) to assist with HIPAA and corporate compliance, reviewing data-sharing agreements, and negotiating health care IT vendor contracts.
  • Assisted several behavioral health care collaboratives (BHCCs) with forming IPA and developing network agreements as well as other governance and regulatory matters.
  • Represented an institutional provider participating in clinical trials. Reviewed clinical trial agreements, including clinical research agreements and informed-consent forms.
  • Assisted in preparing a response to an information request from the Office for Civil Rights related to a breach of protected health information.
  • Represented health care providers in compliance-related investigations and submissions of self-disclosures to the OMIG.
  • Represented NY not-for-profit corporations in complying with the NY Non-Profit Revitalization Act and subsequent amendments.

Prior Experience

  • Barclay Damon LLP, Summer Associate
  • NYS Attorney General, Environmental Protection Bureaus, Law Clerk

Selected Community Activities

  • Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project Rising Champions for Justice, Junior Board Member
  • SABAH, Inc., Junior Board Member
  • Buffalo Fenians Ladies Gaelic Football Club, Member

Selected Honors

  • Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Say Yes Legal Clinic Award, 2018
  • New York State Bar Association, Empire State Counsel Honoree, 2018

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