Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Laura Seng advises on regulatory compliance, transactional matters and medical-legal business issues for healthcare entities and individual providers as chair of the firm's national Healthcare Department. Laura brings a personal understanding of both the clinical and business aspects of healthcare, allowing her to provide practical legal solutions while navigating the complexity of industry regulations.
Laura’s clients include hospitals, physicians, multi-specialty clinics and healthcare organizations, as well as laboratories, pharmacies and other healthcare providers. She advises on healthcare reform implications and regulatory issues, including Stark law and Anti-Kickback statutes, Medicare/Medicaid billing and reimbursement, fraud and abuse laws, and HIPAA compliance.
Laura also conducts internal investigations for corporate compliance matters and defends clients in governmental investigations and whistleblower actions related to Medicare, Medicaid and the False Claims Act. In addition, she advises hospitals, healthcare entities and individual practitioners with respect to professional service agreements, the creation of strategic alliances, hospital and provider mergers and acquisitions, corporate and regulatory compliance, professional licensure actions, state and federal agency administrative actions, and general healthcare and corporate governance matters.
Before joining the firm, Laura was a registered nurse specializing in women’s health, pediatric care, nursing education, staff development and hospital department management. Her experience encompasses more than 18 years in nursing and hospital administration, including serving as the director of pediatric patient care services at a regional medical center.
As a result, Laura offers clients the knowledge of a business insider regarding both the clinical and management aspects of the industry. Her advice is grounded in achieving her client’s objectives in patient care while complying with the law in a way that makes operational sense on the ground.
Laura is a frequent speaker to the Indiana State Bar Association and other professional and healthcare industry groups. Laura remains totally dedicated to and focused on the healthcare industry. With three decades of experience working for and advising healthcare organizations, Laura understands the challenges of running a healthcare organization and the interdependence of the multiple disciplines that comprise this highly regulated and specialized industry.