BARBRA Z. NAULT

PARTNER

 

Barbra Z. Nault provides legal advice to providers regarding the day-to-day business of health care.  She counsels clients with respect to contract negotiations, regulatory compliance, employee and employment matters, business and corporate transactions, government and commercial payor programs and audits, internal investigations, and professional and facility licensing.  

 

Ms. Nault advises clients who are just starting a practice, looking to expand operations through the addition of providers or service lines or by acquisition or strategic partnership, as well as clients who are preparing to wind down and close or sell a practice or company.  She also has substantial litigation experience, including representation of clients in business owner and employment disputes, as well as administrative proceedings and appeals.

Ms. Nault works regularly with medical groups and individual physicians and surgeons, allied health care providers, ambulatory surgery centers, independent diagnostic testing facilities, pharmacies, and tribal health organizations.  She has also presented on a range of business topics and offers management and senior leadership level on-site training.

A founding Member of the firm, Ms. Nault has been practicing law for over twenty years and works with health care clients in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, University of Arizona, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1988

Juris Doctor, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 1997

ADMISSIONS

Bar of Alaska

Bar of Oregon

Bar of Washington

U.S. District of Alaska

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

MEMBERSHIPS

Alaska Bar Association Health Care Law Section Executive Committee

American Health Lawyers Association

Washington State Bar Association

Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Substitute House Bill 1931 Extends Workplace Violence Prevention Program Requirements to Washington Licensed Ambulatory Surgical Facilities,” Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Legal Alert, May 21, 2019

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Physician Practice and ASC Valuation Issues,” Pacific Northwest ASC Symposium, May 24, 2019

  • “Violence in the Health Care Setting,” Washington Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons Annual Meeting, March 29, 2019

  • “Knock, Knock!  Surveyors Are at the Door:  Practical Tips for a Successful ASC Survey,” Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Annual Education Conference, November 2, 2018

 

  • “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace:  Progress, Pitfalls and Prevention,” Washington Ambulatory Surgery Center Association Annual Education Conference, November 2, 2018 

 

  • “Peer Review Privilege after Alaska Supreme Court Decision in Mat-Su Valley Medical Center, LLC v. Denise Bolinder, et. al.,” Alaska Bar Association Health Care Section, October 4, 2018

 

  • “ASC Transactions:  Partnering with Physicians, Preparing for a Sale, and Achieving Integration,” Pacific Northwest ASC Symposium, July 26, 2018 

  • “Hospital Mergers & Affiliations: Process and Compliance,” Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems Compliance Committee Meeting, March 13, 2018

 

  • “Health Care Contracting: Best Practices Toolkit and Three Tenets of Defensibility,” Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association Annual Conference, September 27, 2017

 

  • “Provider Contracting Toolkit: Best Practices & Three Key Tenets of Defensibility,” Washington State Bar Association Webinar, September 21, 2017

 

  • “Emerging Issues: ASC Transactions,” Pacific Northwest ASC Symposium, July 27, 2017

 

  • “Compliance & Mitigating Audit Risk,” Washington State Pharmacy Association Medical Billing Workshop, June 29, 2017

 

  • “Pharmacists as Providers:  Medical Billing Workshop,” Washington State Pharmacy Association, June 29, 2017

 

  • “Employment Law Update: What’s New and What to Do About It,” Washington Academy of Eye Physicians & Surgeons Annual Meeting, March 31, 2017

 

  • “Washington Paid Sick Leave Update,” Washington State Healthcare Human Resources Association, March 23, 2017

 

  • “Preparing Clients for the Impact of the Alaska False Claims Act,” Alaska Bar Association Healthcare Section Meeting CLE, February 2, 2017

 

  • “Implementing SB 74: The New Alaska False Claims Act,” Alaska State of Reform Health Policy Conference, October 13, 2016

 

  • “Alaska False Claims Act / Self-Audit Legislation Update,” Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association Annual Meeting, September 29, 2016

 

  • “Legal Update: What’s New and what to Do About It,” Washington State Healthcare Human Resources Association Fall Conference, September 15, 2016

 

  • “Life Cycle of An Ambulatory Surgical Facility: Key Transaction and Valuation Issues,” Pacific Northwest ASC Symposium, June 23, 2016

 

  • “Handle with Care!  Corrective Action for Clinical Providers,” Pacific Northwest Health Care Labor & Employment Seminar, June 8, 2016

 

  • “Preparing for the Impact of the Alaska False Claims Act,” Alaska Health Reform Webinar, June 2, 2016

 

  • Recent Developments in Physician Compensation.” Alaska Bar Association Healthcare Section CLE, April 7, 2016

 

  • “Health Care Law for Non-Healthcare Lawyers,” Alaska Bar Association Healthcare Section CLE, October 9, 2015

 

  • “Navigating the Options: Business Opportunities and Regulatory Pitfalls for Healthcare Providers,” Alaska Medical Group Management Association Conference, April 9, 2015

 

  • “Is Your Healthcare Provider Committing Fraud?” Alaska Association of Certified Fraud Examiners Training, April 17, 2014

  

  • “The Affordable Care Act Impact on Alaska Natives,” Alaska Bar Association Native Law Section CLE, September 11, 2013

 

  • “Fraud and Abuse: 2013 Review,” Alaska Bar Association CLE, September 6, 2013

 

  • “The Affordable Care Act: What Employers Need to Know,” Employment Law – Beyond the Basics, Sterling Education Services, August 22, 2013

 

  • “The HIPAA / HITECH Omnibus Rule,” Alaska Physicians and Surgeons Association Meeting, August 15, 2013

 

  • “Is Your Client’s Compliance Program Compliant?” Alaska Bar Association Healthcare Section CLE, April 4, 2013

 

  • “The Affordable Care Act: What Can We Expect?” Associated Builders and Contractors – Fairbanks Chapter Meeting, February 26, 2013

bnault@studebakernault.com

Alaska Office:

907.202.8700, Ext. 102

Oregon Office:

503.468.5995, Ext. 102

Washington Office:

425.279.9929, Ext. 102

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