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Lynsey Mitchel

Associate
Century City
T: 310.228.3745
F: 310.228.3916

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Education

  • J.D., Pepperdine University, 2004, cum laude
  • M.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles, 2001
  • B.A., Texas Tech University, 1999, magna cum laude
  • California
Overview
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Lynsey Mitchel is an associate in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Century City office and is a member of the firm's healthcare practice team.

Areas of Practice

Lynsey represents hospitals, managed care organizations, medical groups, pharmacies, home health providers, medical device retailers and other health care entities and providers. 

Lynsey has deep expertise in HMO regulatory matters and has assisted numerous clients to obtain HMO licensure as health care service plans under California’s Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act. Lynsey has represented approximately half of all currently licensed restricted Knox-Keene HMO license holders in California in their licensure process. Lynsey has worked on HMO licensure and other matters for Medicare Advantage, commercial and Medicaid health plans.  Lynsey also assists health plans with regulatory compliance matters, material modifications, growth strategies, acquisitions and training. 

In the managed care sector, Lynsey represents payors and providers participating in accountable care organizations (ACOs), bundled payment initiatives and other cutting edge risk-sharing arrangements.  Lynsey works with national and regional health plans (including full service and specialty plans), as well as large health systems and physician groups, on a broad range of matters including population health management strategies, provider employment, risk-based, performance-based and value-based payor and provider contracting, compliance, acquisitions and physician alignment strategies.

Lynsey’s practice is focused on licensing and other regulatory compliance matters, business transactions, patient privacy issues including HIPAA and HITECH Act compliance, and telemedicine, as well as Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and certification.  In addition, she counsels clients on state and federal fraud and abuse issues, including the Stark Law and anti-kickback and fee-splitting laws. 

Articles

  • Co-Author with Florence Wang, "The Affordable Care Act: What Every Business Lawyer Needs to Know," Vol. 29, California Business Law Practitioner, Spring 2014
  • Co-Author with Mark A. Kadzielski, "An Analysis of the New Federal Patient Safety Law and Final Rule," Vol. 11, Journal of Health Care Compliance, 2009
  • Co-Author with Dayna Nicholson, "A Medical Error Happened: Now What? The Implications for Medical Errors Heat Up,"Vol. 10, Journal of Health Care Compliance, 2008
  • Co-Author with Abbie Maliniak, "Overview of the Current State of HIPAA Enforcement," Vol. 19, Managed Care Outlook, 2006

Healthcare Law Blog Posts

Speaking Engagements

  • "Integrated Delivery Systems: Lessons Learned and New Contracting Challenges," CSHA Annual Meeting & Spring Seminar, April 17, 2015
  • California State Bar, Executive Committee Member of the Health Law Committee, Business Law Section (2010–Present)
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Health Law Section, Executive Committee (2007-2010)
  • American Health Lawyers Association