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Andrew Levine

Practice Area: Health Law

Andrew S. Levine joined the firm in 1994. He became a partner in 2010 and directs the firm’s Health Law Regulatory practice. Andrew has had over 30 years’ experience in the healthcare field as a regulator, policy-maker and attorney.

Andrew represents a broad range of healthcare providers, including:

  • Healthcare systems,
  • Acute care hospitals,
  • Medical technology providers (MRI, radiation therapy, PET, proton beam, etc.),
  • Behavioral health providers (e.g., psychiatric, substance use, etc.),
  • Urgent care providers,
  • Ground and air emergency medical service providers (ambulances),
  • Medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation sites,
  • Specialty clinics providing care to the homeless,
  • Rehabilitation providers,
  • Elder care providers included skilled care centers, nursing homes, assisted living residences, home health agencies, etc.,
  • Community health centers, and
  • Licensed health care administrators, nurses, social workers, etc.

Andrew counsels clients on state and federal legal and regulatory matters and routinely appears before the following agencies:

  • the Department of Public Health (DPH)/Public Health Council,
  • the Health Policy Commission,
  • MassHealth,
  • the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,
  • the Department of Mental Health,
  • the Executive Office of Health and Human Services,
  • the Office of the Attorney General, and
  • the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Assistant Commissioner for Health Care Systems, Department of Public Health and Director, Acute Hospital Conversion Board
Legal Counsel, Rate Setting Commission
Assistant General Counsel, Medicaid Program Assistant Director, Office of State Health Planning
Legislative Liaison, Department of Public Health

EDUCATION

New England School of Law, J.D., 1987
University of Cincinnati, Health Planning Administration, M.S., 1980
Clark University, B.A., 1978

COURT / BAR ADMISSIONS

Commonwealth Massachusetts
(1987)
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts (1987)
United States Court of Appeals (1988)
Maine (Application pending 2017)

OFF THE RECORD...

Andy is happily married to his wife Michele and the proud parent of two adult children (Lissa and Michael) who both graduated from Clark University and who reside locally as well. In his free time Andy enjoys skiing, hiking, baseball and golf.

representative matters

  • Department of Public Health (“DPH”), Determination of Need (“DoN”) transfer of ownership filings;
  • Strategic advice for health care systems on how to best navigate the regulatory processes
  • DPH essential service closure filings (closures of hospitals and hospital services);
  • DoN construction projects for hospitals and skilled care facilities
  • DoN projects pertaining to medical imaging technology (e.g., MRI, PET, CT, Linear Accelerations, Proton Beam, etc.);
  • DPH licensure filings for hospitals, clinics, substance use and behavioral health providers, medical marijuana dispensaries, pharmacies, nursing homes
  • Health Policy Commission Material Change Notice filings
  • Drug Control Program pharmacy enforcement actions;
  • Medical Marijuana Dispensary, start up, enrollment and operational representation;
  • Air and ground ambulance representation on legal and regulatory issues;
  • Medicare certification proceedings;
  • DPH and CMS survey enforcement actions pertaining to nursing homes; acute care hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, substance use providers, etc
  • MassHealth enrollment;
  • DPH architectural, plan review and licensure filings;
  • DPH reportable patient care events
  • MassHealth provider contracting issues;
  • drug diversions;
  • state and federal Drug registrations; and
  • Board of Registration licensure enforcement actions.

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