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Crystal Bloom

Practice Area: Health Law

Crystal M. Bloom is a partner in the firm’s Health Law practice, where she provides services and consultation to healthcare providers including teaching and community hospitals; rehabilitation and long-term care hospitals; behavioral health providers; healthcare systems; skilled care facilities; assisted living residences and other elder care providers; medical technology providers; community health centers, EMS providers, allied health professionals, clinics, hospices, and home health agencies.

Crystal counsels healthcare providers on a variety of state and federal regulatory matters governed by such agencies as the Department of Public Health (DPH), the Health Policy Commission, the Office of Medicaid (MassHealth), the Department of Mental Health, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Attorney General, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Specifically, Crystal advises clients with respect to DPH licensure and Medicare certification requirements; obtaining Determination of Need for the transfer of ownerships of hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers, capital expenditure projects, and the acquisition of innovative services and new technology; DPH clinic and nursing home change in ownership application standards; and DPH architectural, plan review and licensure filings; state and federal agency quality of care enforcement actions.

Professional background

Law Clerk, Donoghue Barrett & Singal, Boston, MA
Certified Student Attorney, Suffolk University Law School Disability Clinic, Boston, MA
Legal Intern, Massachusetts Division of Professional Licensure Office of Legal Counsel, Boston, MA
Clinical Research Assistant II, McLean Hospital Brain Imaging Center, Belmont, MA

Education

Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2007, Phi Delta Phi
Northeastern University, B.A. Psychology, magna cum laude, 2002

Court / bar admissions

Massachusetts

Service areas

Mergers & acquisitions; EMTALA; Corporate formation, joint ventures, affiliations, other business arrangements; Regulatory compliance; Patient care issues; Professional licensure and discipline; Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement; State and federal regulatory matters; Telemedicine/e-health

Industries

Academic Medical Centers; Teaching Hospitals; Community Hospitals; Medical Technology; Community Health Centers; Clinical Laboratories; Pharmacies; Skilled Nursing; Assisted Living; Home/Hospice Care; Behavioral Health; Hospices; Clinics; Emergency Medical Services (EMS); Rehabilitation Hospitals

Professional memberships

Massachusetts Bar Association
Women’s Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association

Civic & Charitable Activities

Board Member of the Community Day Center of Waltham

Off the record...

Crystal spent a year living and studying in Australia and hopes to one day return. Till then, she's happy to spend her downtime with her husband, daughter, son, and their dog.

representative matters

  • successfully assisted major Boston rehabilitation hospital in obtaining Department of Public Health approvals need for the design, construction and opening/licensure of new state of the art hospital on the Boston waterfront
  • advised major medical imaging provider in the successful expansion of its imaging service in Western Massachusetts
  • successfully guided major healthcare system in obtaining Department of Public health transfer of ownership approval for the acquisition of key community hospital
  • assisted a Canadian EMS provider in the acquisition of Boston-based ambulance service
  • managed and obtained required state regulatory approvals to permit a major Worcester nursing home provider in the expansion and development of a state-of-the-art medical and elder care complex

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results

Clearing the path for a state-of-the-art hospital in Charlestown

“They know our industry and speak our language.”
–Assisted living provider

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Giving back to our community

“We count on them for strategic advice beyond our legal needs.”
–VP, assisted living

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OPPS 2017 – Implementation of Section 603 of the B…

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DPH Strengthens Oversight of Long-Term Care Facilities

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Medicare Hospital Reimbursement Changes

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Proposed Legislation Will Increase Legal Authority of…

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Public Health Council Approves Amendments to…

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DPH adopts amendments to LTCF licensure regulations…