Sarah L. Bimber

Sarah L. Bimber

Senior Associate
Portland, OR

About Sarah

Sarah Bimber provides regulatory and transactional advice to clients in the health care industry. She regularly advises clients on matters pertaining to compliance with HIPAA and other federal and state information privacy, security, and breach notification laws, as well as matters pertaining to use of electronic medical records, Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement, fraud and abuse laws, professional and facility licensing, and corporate practice.

Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Sarah gained first-hand experience with health care operations and a real world view of industry challenges. She served as a legal intern for the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Office of Compliance and Privacy, health policy and law assistant with Project Health Design and as a student attorney at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Prior to law school Sarah implemented Electronic Medical Record software in academic medical centers across the country for Epic.

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Sarah provides regulatory compliance advice and transactional assistance to hospitals and health systems, medical and dental practices, health insurance providers and health information technology companies.

  • Advise clients on compliance with HIPAA and other federal and state health information privacy, security and breach notification laws
  • Assist clients with breach response
  • Draft and negotiate business associate agreements and data sharing agreements for health care providers, health plans and health information technology companies
  • Counsel medical and dental practice management companies on corporate practice of medicine and dentistry laws
  • Advise clients on Anti-Kickback and Stark Law implications of proposed financial relationships
  • Analyze business issues and agreements and draft policies and procedures
  • Assist clients with professional corporation formation
  • Advise clients on facility and professional licensing issues
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Honors & Activities

Professional Honors & Activities

  • Executive Committee Member, Oregon State Bar, Health Law Section, 2015-present; Chair of the Annual CLE Subcommittee, 2017-2018
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), CIPP/US certified
  • Member, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association – Fraud and Abuse Practice Group, Enforcement and Compliance Committees, 2014-present
  • Participant, Art of Leadership Program, 2014-2015
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association, 2012-present
  • Member, Oregon State Bar, Health Law Section, 2012-present
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Insights & Presentations

Insights & Presentations

  • Presenter, “A Legal Perspective on The Future of Health Care Delivery," Denali Oncology Group, Girdwood, Alaska, May 2019
  • Moderator, “Disruption” (survey of clinical process trends and how they intersect with the latest technologies), Interoperability Summit, Jan. 15, 2019
  • Author, “Anthem Pays OCR $16 Million in Record-Breaking HIPAA Data Breach Settlement,” Stoel Rives Health Law Insider® blog, Oct. 18, 2018
  • Author, “Life Care Settles False Claims Allegations for $145 Million,” American Health Lawyers Association, Oct. 2016
  • Reviewer, “OIG Issues Alert on Information Blocking and the Federal AKS,” American Health Lawyers Association, Oct. 2015
  • Reviewer, “Summary of OIG’s 2014 Plan,” American Health Lawyers Association, Feb. 2014
  • Author, “OIG Releases Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2014-2018,” American Health Lawyers Association, Dec. 2013
  • Author, “Washington State Supreme Court Limits Attorney-Client Communications with Employed Healthcare Practitioners,” ABA Health eSource, May 30, 2014.

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