As former president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, Ms. McCarthy knows the inner workings of the health care system and has hands-on experience with the issues facing health care clients today. As a result, Ms. McCarthy's clients benefit from legal advice that is as practical as it is sound.
Ms. McCarthy has extensive experience representing physicians as well as hospitals and academic medical centers with business relationships and transactions, in addition to managed care contracting, clinical research initiatives and regulatory and professional matters.
From the business perspective, her practice regularly involves assisting clients with Medicare compliance issues; the development and operation of joint ventures; medical practice acquisitions and mergers; physician recruitment and retention; clinical research operation and oversight; the development and operation of IRBs; the development and operation of IPAs, Physician-Hospital Organizations and Management Services Organizations; MA plan and private third-party payor negotiations; and all types of contractual arrangements. She also serves as general counsel to a number of large medical practices. Carol’s representation on professional matters is national in scope and centers on EMTALA defenses, Medicare Conditions of Participation compliance, Joint Commission accreditation issues, OHRP and FDA compliance and physician privileges actions.
Carol serves as a court-appointed mediator for three of Maryland's circuit courts. In addition to other professional recognition, she is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Health Care Law Category, for 2010 through 2015.