Charles A. Sinsel


Charles “Chark” Sinsel concentrates his practice in the areas of health care, corporate law, business transactions, and contracting. Mr. Sinsel represents health care entities, including hospitals, nursing homes, behavioral health providers, medical and dental practices, in a variety of transactions, including acquisitions, corporate restructuring, leasing, employment, recruitment, income guarantees, independent contractor (services) arrangements and group purchasing arrangements. Mr. Sinsel serves as leader of the Firm’s Health Care Team.

Representative Experience

  • Reviews arrangements for compliance with state and federal health care laws and regulations, including the Stark Law, the Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA, the HITECH Act, EMTALA, licensure, Medicare and Medicaid enrollment, and certificate of need (CON)
  • Advises hospital administrators, boards and medical staffs on Medicare and Medicaid compliance issues
  • Represents health care providers in Medicare and Medicaid payment, overpayment refund and compliance disputes
  • Represented nursing homes in real property sales and attendant licensure issues
  • Represented nursing home chains with certificate of need approval process and in construction of new facility and subsequent licensure and Medicare and Medicaid enrollment
  • Represented hospitals and employed staff before various West Virginia licensure boards, including Board of Medicine, Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy Technology Board of Examiners, Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses, and Social Work Board

Licensed In

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia


  • J.D. Willamette University College of Law
  • M.A. West Virginia University
  • B.A. West Virginia University


  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Past Co-chair, Law & Medicine Committee, West Virginia State Bar
  • Past Chair, Health Law Section, Oregon State Bar
  • Presidential Citation, Oregon Medical Association, 2007
  • Volunteer of the Year, Oregon State Bar New Lawyer’s Division, 2001
  • Cabinet Member, United Way of Harrison County
  • Past Member, Health Committee, Harrison County Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Member, Grants Committee, United Way of Harrison County
  • Graduate, Leadership Harrison 2009
  • Board of Directors, Health Access, Inc.
  • Member, The Daywood Foundation, Inc.


  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Healthcare (2018 – Present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Administrative / Regulatory Law (2024-Present), Corporate Law (2024-Present), Health Care Law (2010-Present)
  • Best Lawyers® 2021 Morgantown, WV, Health Care Law, Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers® 2016 Morgantown, WV, Health Care Law, Lawyer of the Year

Speaking Engagements

  • “Stark Law Basics for Health Care Providers,” Co-presenter, Webinar
  • “Health Care Client Alert: Stark Law Update. CMS Changes Rules Again (Part II),” Co-author
  • “Health Care Client Alert: Stark Law Update. CMS Changes Rules Again (Part I),” Co-author
  • “Health Care Alert: CMS Introduces Recovery Audit Contractor Program”
  • “Health Care Alert: Call Pay Issues,” Co-author
  • “Health Law Highlights,” 2007 Oregon Legislative Session
  • “Contracting: Today’s Issues in Health Plan Contracting,” Co-presenter, Oregon Medical Association
  • “Transition to Residency Program,” Discussion Leader, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine

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