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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.

Memberships & Awards

Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business
The Best Lawyers in America®, 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
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

Key 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

Work Experience

2007 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
2000-2007 Cooney & Crew, LLP, Oregon

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