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Kelly is a healthcare regulatory lawyer who specializes in helping clients solve problems with federal and state regulatory agencies. She has deep experience in the Medicaid program having spent over two decades representing Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, providers and state Medicaid agencies on a wide array of regulatory issues. Kelly also regularly counsels clients on a variety of other healthcare regulatory requirements including Medicare audits and billing requirements, physician self-referral laws (the federal Stark Law and similar state laws), the anti-kickback statute, compliance programs, self-disclosures and internal investigations. Kelly co-leads the health care section of Stoel Rives’ Health Care & Education Industry Group.
Prior to joining Stoel Rives, Kelly was associated with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Covington & Burling, where her practice focused on representing state governments in disputes related to health and welfare reimbursement matters. Kelly also spent nine years as an Assistant Attorney General at the Oregon Department of Justice, handling complex regulatory matters, particularly in the areas of Medicaid reimbursement, healthcare provider licensing and administrative law.
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1989, magna cum laude ; Senior Articles Editor, Georgetown Law Journal; Dean’s List – all years
- Western Oregon State College, B.A., 1986 ; Senior Woman of the Year; Federation of Teachers’ Scholarship Award; Dean’s List – all years
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