Veteran health care counsel to address growing and changing healthcare practice
HARTFORD, Conn., February 2, 2015 -- Day Pitney announced today that veteran health care attorney Susan R. Huntington has joined the firm as Counsel, resident in the Hartford office. She has over 25 years of clinical, business management, insurance, risk management and legal experience with distinctive experience in bringing health care providers together in accountable care organizations (ACO) and clinical integration networks.
"I am proud to have dedicated the past 25 years of my career to driving change in the health care industry," said Huntington. "I look forward to applying my wealth of experience on liability and risk management for health care providers and managed care organizations to delivering results on behalf of firm clients."
Huntington has focused her entire legal career in health law. She has provided legal support for nearly every side of a transaction -- serving as in-house counsel at Aetna, General Counsel for Connecticut's largest primary care physician group and Deputy General Counsel at Hartford HealthCare. Huntington has advised hospitals and physicians on best practices to take advantage of new options for clinical integration while providing legal support for the formation of three Medicare shared savings program ACOs including two national ACOs, a statewide clinically integrated network and multiple ACO-like arrangements with third party payers.
"The Affordable Care Act delivered tremendous change in how health care is regulated, delivered and paid for, affecting the payer and healthcare provider alike," said Robert G. Siegel, health care practice group leader, Day Pitney. "Accompanying these changes has been an increased focus on how new delivery models will play a role in reducing cost. As our clients are navigating this new regulatory landscape, we're incredibly honored to have someone with Susan's background in sophisticated clinical integration join our firm."
Prior to law school, Huntington spent over ten years working for a major international insurance company and served as the health care practice leader/senior vice president. The health care practice provided directors and officers insurance, managed care liability, and medical professional liability insurance for the entire spectrum of health care organizations and all types of physicians.
Huntington received her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1977 and her J.D. from Georgetown in 1990. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut.
Susan Huntington served as a primary author of "Issues and Considerations in an Evolving Liability Environment: Summaries and Checklists Regarding Protections for Board of Directors and Executive Officers," a toolkit published by the American Health Lawyers Association's (AHLA) Business Law and Governance Practice Group.
On September 20, Susan Huntington presented during an educational call-in discussion, "Insurance and Coverage Risk Management Approaches to Address the Opioid Crisis," for the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA).
Day Pitney was a presenting sponsor of the 14th Annual Women of Innovation Awards gala, presented by the Connecticut Technology Council and held at the Aqua Turf Club in Southington, CT.
Erin Magennis Healy, Lori J. Braender and Thomas A. Zalewski authored an article, "A Provider's Guide to Managing a Medical Device Recall," which was published in the American Health Lawyers Association Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law.
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Susan Huntington and Eric Fader were quoted in an article, "Growing HIPAA Focus Leads To Fresh Compliance Options," published in Law360.
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