An associate in PPSV’s healthcare practice group, Amita Sanghvi counsels healthcare companies on regulatory and compliance issues. She advises clients in connection with federal and state regulatory healthcare matters, including Medicare and Medicaid payment, HIPAA privacy and security, FDA, licensing, certificate of need, and healthcare fraud and abuse issues. She has also advised clients on issues related to the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), and state laws and regulations, including assisting trade associations with statutory and regulatory interpretations of provisions of state and federal law. In addition, she has advised venture capital groups, private equity funds and other financial groups on healthcare regulatory issues in connection with the financing of healthcare mergers and acquisitions. She has assisted healthcare and technology companies with managing risk associated with privacy and information security practices and data breaches.
Ms. Sanghvi holds both JD and Master of Healthcare Administration degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her BA at the University of Rochester, where she was a Rush Rhees Merit Scholar.
Prior to practicing law, Ms. Sanghvi worked with the Public Policy and Advocacy team at GlaxoSmithKline, providing regulatory support in the healthcare information technology (HIT) policy environment. She also served as an AmeriCorps Community HealthCorps volunteer, working in an urban community health center and assisting with the development of health programs to the community’s underserved population.
Ms. Sanghvi is a member of the Georgia bar, and her practice is directly supervised by Principals of the firm admitted to the District of Columbia Bar.
- Counseled a durable medical equipment provider on developing a corporate-wide strategy for HIPAA compliance, including drafting policies and procedures and workforce training.
- Assisted a leading mobile services provider with negotiations of business associate agreements.
- Represented an ambulatory surgical center in developing corrective action plans to respond to federal Medicare and accreditation surveys.
- Served as outside general counsel for a physician-owned hospital, advising on various areas including Medicare conditions of participation, medical staff bylaws and peer review, and physician contracting.
- Advised client on application and program requirements for a federal loan grant program established by the ACA to operate Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) Programs.
News & Publications
- The Next Frontier of Patient Privacy: The New HIPAA and Your Agency
- Webinar -- The New HIPAA/HITECH/GINA Regulations: The Immediate Impact and What You Must Do to Reduce Your Risk
- HIPAA Final Omnibus Rule Issued
- "Modifying HIPAA Disclosure Accounting Provisions," Law360, June 24, 2011
- “CMS Proposed Rule Will Relieve Telemedicine Credentialing Burden,” Atlanta Hospital News, July 2010
- Co-author, “Health Care Reform Supplements Community Benefit Standard for Tax-Exempt Hospitals,” Atlanta Hospital News, May 2010
- “OIG Holds Hospital Executive Responsible for Alleged Stark Violations and False Claims,” Atlanta Hospital News, December 2009
- “Medical Tourism: Legal and Policy Considerations,” Atlanta Hospital News, June 2009
- “Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act Finalized,” J. Med Assoc Ga., 98(1):53-4 (2009)
- “CMS Final Stark Regulations: Stand in the Shoes Provision,” Atlanta Hospital News, December 2008
- "Health Information Technology ACO Developments," American Health Lawyers Association Webinar, June 23, 2011
- “Four Generations in the Workplace: A panel of legal professionals from four distinct generations - Matures, Boomers, Xers and Millennials," South Asian Bar Association of Georgia, September 2009
- AHLA Advisory Council on Diversity