Adelita Orefice is an attorney in Donoghue Barrett & Singal’s Providence office where she focuses on healthcare law and litigation.
Lita brings to the practice of law more than 20 years of experience working in federal and state government primarily in the areas of healthcare, education, labor and employment, pensions, public finance, budgeting, grants management, government regulation, and non-profit governance. She began government service in Washington, D.C. as an appointee to the prestigious Presidential Management Fellows program. During her public service career, Lita held senior policy-making and executive management positions and served on the boards of directors for a number of non-profit organizations. Most recently, she served as the state’s senior healthcare regulator at the Rhode Island Department of Health.
- Executive Director and Senior Policy Advisor, Environmental and Health Services Regulation, Rhode Island Department of Health
- Acting Secretary/Deputy Secretary, Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services
- Director, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training
- Director, Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs
- Director of Finance and Accounting, Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
- Investigator, Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration, U. S. Department of Labor, Boston, MA
- Chief of Staff, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy (ASP), U.S. Department of Labor, Washington D.C.
- Senior Budget Analyst, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), U.S. Department of Labor, Washington D.C.
- Presidential Management Fellow, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC
Healthcare contracting; Compliance program development; Corporate formation, joint ventures, affiliations, other business arrangements; Corporate governance; Fraud and abuse compliance; Government investigations; Medicaid fraud; Medical staff governance; Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement; Mergers & acquisitions; Patient care issues; Payor contracting; Payor disputes; Physician compensation and financial arrangements; Physician recruitment and retention; Professional licensure and discipline; Provider network formation; Regulatory compliance; State & federal regulatory matters, including: Attorney General transactional reviews; Certificate of Need projects for innovative services and new technology providers; Major construction and renovation projects; Certificate of Need filings for hospitals and nursing homes; State and federal Transfer of Ownership filings (mergers, acquisitions, affiliations) for hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers, pharmacies, and ambulances; Receivership/Mastership