Overview

About Sarah

Sarah Oyer focuses her practice on healthcare business law with an emphasis on regulatory compliance, provider contracting, and strategic transactions.  Her legal expertise, communication skills, and collaborative approach enable her to advise and support managed care organizations, hospital and health care systems, physician groups, and other healthcare clients as they navigate a complex regulatory environment impacting their internal operations and business transactions. 

Sarah drafts and negotiates agreements among health care insurers, providers, and suppliers, both regionally and nationally. She advises clients on a variety of health care matters including compliance with telehealth, insurance, fraud and abuse, privacy, corporate practice of medicine, and other laws and regulations governing the provision of health care services.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Sarah worked at a national law firm and at a healthcare boutique law firm.

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Experience

Experience

  • Assisted national managed care organization in developing templates and negotiating agreements with health care providers and suppliers on the regional and national level.
  • Assisted health care providers in developing new models for health care delivery, including analysis of state telehealth and insurance requirements; federal and state Medicare, Medicaid and other requirements; federal preemption of state law; and accrediting organization requirements.
  • Analyzed pharmacy billing practices under 340B drug pricing program.
  • Advised health care providers in affiliations and joint ventures, including analysis and advice regarding fraud and abuse, corporate practice of medicine and other federal and state regulatory requirements.
  • Assisted health care provider in navigating federal and state privacy regulations in context of insurer audit of patient records.
  • Counseled health care provider in interpretation of laws and regulations as applied to advance health care directives.
  • Assisted health care system in drafting physician employment contracts, including analysis of insurance and tax requirements pertaining to physician contracting.
  • Advised technology and business process outsourcing contractor regarding information security requirements under federal privacy laws, Department of Defense and agency rules, and federal and state rules governing identifiable health information.
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Honors

Honors & Activities

Professional Activities

  • Member, Washington State Bar Association
  • Member, King County Bar Association
  • Member, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association
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