Founding Senior Advisor
Sarah Mutinsky focuses her practice on providing strategic regulatory, legislative, and advocacy assistance in matters of health care law, policy and financing. In the course of this practice, she works with a range of clients from national and state associations, to individual hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers and faculty physician groups, federally qualified health centers, and other health care providers and suppliers.
Sarah’s particular expertise is in working with providers to develop Medicaid funding programs and related means of financing the non-federal share of those programs to support their missions and to drive innovative care improvement—from Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, to graduate medical education and other supplemental payments, Medicaid demonstration waiver programs, and funding options through Medicaid managed care programs. In this capacity, she regularly works with providers as well as the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), state Medicaid agencies, and state and local governments to take such programs from concept through implementation. Sarah also regularly advises clients participating in the 340B Drug Pricing Program, informed by years of insight into the ever-changing regulatory and political environment around this program and its intersection with other changes across the health care system. Additional focuses include advice on compliance with and implementation of many of the numerous programs in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare reimbursement issues, development of affiliations between health care providers, and the full range of issues described in Our Practice.
Sarah also serves as Washington Counsel to America’s Essential Hospitals, using lessons from on-the-ground work to inform federal policy development, and in turn leveraging insight from regulatory and legislative advocacy at the national level to help further the interests of individual providers and state and local efforts across the country. Her policy experience is further grounded in her Master of Public Health in Health Policy.
Sarah joined Barbara Eyman from the inception of Eyman Associates in November 2011, after several years as an Associate in the Health Care Group at Ropes & Gray, LLP. Prior to practicing law, Sarah worked as a consultant specializing in health care market research and sales force analysis.
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