About Kara

Kara Morse focuses her practice on providing regulatory and corporate transactional assistance to medical groups, managed care companies and other health care entities. Kara draws upon her public policy experience as well as her research and legal aid experience to advise clients in health care-related matters ranging from corporate mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and reorganization to fraud and abuse, corporate practice of medicine and provider contracting. With a focus on health care delivery transformation and managed care, Kara helps her clients navigate through the full range of issues facing the health care industry as they work to achieve the triple aim of better patient care, better health outcomes and lower costs.

Kara is an active member of the community, participating in organizations that champion diversity, inclusion and equal access to health care. Prior to joining Stoel Rives she was a consultant for the National Nursing Centers Consortium where she researched state health information sharing laws. Kara was also a summer associate at Ballard Spahr LLP and a legal intern for Temple Legal Aid and the Philadelphia Law Department. Before law school she was an associate with The Raben Group, a political consulting firm, where she focused on nonprofit advocacy.


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  • Represented medical group in acquisition of group practices
  • Organized joint ventures involving hospitals and physicians, including ambulatory surgery centers
  • Advised medical group in corporate restructure, including formation of subsidiaries and reorganization of assets
  • Advised clients on Anti-Kickback Statute and Stark Law implications of proposed financial arrangements
  • Advised clients on implementation of new federal and state regulations, including regarding network adequacy, billing and health care reform
  • Representation of medical groups and managed care companies in development of provider contracts, including risk sharing compensation provisions
  • Assisted dental practice management company with corporate practice of dentistry analysis
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Immediate Past President, Washington Women Lawyers, King County Chapter, 2016
  • Recipient, Outstanding Achievement by a Young Lawyer - Private Practice, UW Law Women Leaders, 2015
  • Member, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, 2012-present
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association, 2012-present
  • Listed among Rising Stars (Health Care, Corporate), Washington Super Lawyers®, 2016-2019

Civic Activities

  • Member, Board of Directors, Project Access Northwest, 2017-present
  • Member, Washington Medical-Legal Partnership, Lawyer Referral Committee, 2014-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Consejo Counseling and Referral Service, 2014-2017
  • Volunteer, King County Bar Association Neighborhood Legal Clinics, 2013-2015
  • Member, Neighborhood Legal Clinics Committee, 2013-2015
  • Alzheimer’s Association, Seattle Walk Committee, 2013
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