A partner in the Federal Grants and Health Law practice groups, Carrie has more than seven years of experience at the firm. Carrie’s work focuses on implementing collaborations among Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), behavioral health organizations, local health departments, and hospitals to improve care coordination and reduce costs. She advises clients on the spectrum of the different affiliation options within the constraints of federal fraud and abuse laws, such as the Anti-Kickback Statute, and requirements applicable to FQHCs.
For example, Carrie’s recent project include implementing the merger of a FQHC and a behavioral health provider, an affiliation between an outpatient primary care provider and a family medicine residency program, and an emergency room (ER) care coordination initiative to connect medically underserved individuals with a medical home and decrease inappropriate utilization of the ER for primary care needs. In advising each client regarding affiliation options and contractual language, Carrie prioritized addressing legal risks, ensuring financial and operational stability, and coordinating all efforts in accordance with the client’s corporate mission.
In addition to providing guidance regarding affiliations, Carrie advises clients regarding numerous compliance-related issues related to obtaining FQHC status and operating in compliance with applicable Health Resources and Services Administration requirements. For example, Carrie advises clients in matters related to grants management, service and site expansion, procurement, staffing, and governance. In addition, Carrie assists clients in preparing for, and responding to operational site visits.
Carrie has shared her expertise at conferences sponsored by the National Association of Community Health Centers, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, and the Health Care Compliance Association. Since 2011, Carrie has served as a contributing author to the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare’s Compliance Watch newsletter.
Carrie also serves as a Professorial Lecturer for the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Corporate Compliance program within the Department of Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.
Carrie has had a long-standing interest in public health activities. Prior to law school, she worked for four years at the JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., a public health research and technical assistance organization, assisting Title X family planning providers.
Carrie understands that working with clients to find the solution that is right for them is not solely about the letter of the law. In offering strategic guidance, she urges clients to consider not only the legal parameters but also the operational and program implications of any proposed arrangements and affiliations.
- District of Columbia
- Carrie S. Bill, Partnerships between Federally Qualified Health Centers and Local Health Departments for Engaging in the Development of a Community-Based System of Care, National Association of Community Health Centers (2010).
- Carrie S. Bill, Contracting for Health Care Services in Local Jails and Juvenile Detention Facilities: Achieving a Community-Based Standard of Care, Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (2010).
- Carrie S. Bill (Co-Author), Affiliations between Health Centers and Local Correctional Facilities to Provide Continuity of Care for Offenders, Community Oriented Corrective Health Services (2009).
- Carrie S. Bill, Issue Brief: FTC Red Flag Rule Considerations in Developing an Identity Theft Prevention Program, Nat’l Ass’n of Community Health Centers (2009).
- Carrie S. Bill and Jacqueline C. Leifer, Information Bulletin: Identifying, Disclosing, and Managing Board Members’ Conflicts of Interests, Nat’l Ass’n of Community Health Centers (2009).
- Carrie S. Bill (Project Coordinator), Asking the Hard Questions: A Reproductive Health Providers Guide to Client-Centered HIV Risk Assessment, JSI Research and Training Inst. (2002).
- Carrie S. Bill (Project Coordinator), Supporting Quality HIV Risk Assessment: A Guide for Reproductive Health Clinic Managers and Supervisors, JSI Research and Training Inst. (2002).
- Better Together: Creating Successful Strategic Integrations in a Time of Change, National Association of Community Health Centers session, August 27, 2014
- Monitoring ACOs and Quality of Care, RACmonitor live broadcast, April 23, 2013
- American Health Lawyers’ Association, Tutorial, Federally Qualified Health Centers: The Critical Role of Safety Net Primary Care Providers in the Changing Healthcare Landscape, May 2013.
- Compliance as a Quality of Care Metric, Health Care Compliance Association session with Adam Falcone, April 22, 2013
- Patient Privacy Requirements Beyond HIPAA, Health Care Compliance Association session, April 22, 2013
- Health Reform Toughens Up on Compliance: Prepare Now, National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare session with Adam Falcone, April 8, 2013
- Partners Health Care System, Inc., Health Information Services Intern (2005)
- JSI Research & Training Institute, Project Coordinator (2001 – 2004)