Pamela H. Del Negro

Counsel

  • Overview

    Biography

    Pamela Del Negro advises health care providers, including hospitals, health systems, physician-hospital organizations, and community providers, on health care laws and general corporate matters. She provides counsel to the health care industry on a full range of transactional and regulatory health law issues. She also advises health care technology firms and other vendors to the health care industry on compliance with data privacy laws and regulations. She is a member of the firm's Health Law Group.

    Health Care Compliance

    Ms. Del Negro advises clients on health care compliance issues, helping them ensure they are aligned with applicable state and federal laws and have appropriate infrastructure in place to prevent, detect, and respond to potential compliance issues. She assists with implementing compliance programs and conducting compliance program assessments, advises governing bodies and their compliance committees on compliance processes and concerns, and provides compliance training to governing bodies and employed personnel on compliance programs generally as well as focused areas of risk. She also drafts policies, procedures and compliance plans for health care clients. Ms. Del Negro is Certified in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) by the Compliance Certification Board.

    Information Privacy and Data Security

    Ms. Del Negro is a member of the firm’s Data Privacy + Security Team. She assists health care providers and their vendors, such as software technology providers, with protecting the privacy and security of individuals’ personal health information.  She provides guidance and advice on the privacy implications of proposed business arrangements and operations. Ms. Del Negro also assists clients who may be experiencing data security incidents or violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or state privacy laws. She provides counsel on breach notifications, breach reporting requirements, and remediation. She also assists with responses to privacy complaints and investigations.

    Ms. Del Negro regularly contributes to the firm’s publication dealing with information security matters, the Data Privacy + Security Insider.

    Regulatory

    Ms. Del Negro advises the health care industry on Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse laws, including the Stark law and anti-kickback statute. She also advises clients on issues related to clinical research. Ms. Del Negro assists clients with managed care contracting, corporate practice of medicine issues, clinical integration, and antitrust matters.

    Transactional

    Ms. Del Negro handles transactions for clients throughout the health care industry. She prepares hospital-based provider agreements documenting arrangements between hospitals and providers contracted to operate all or part of a hospital department, such as radiologists and anesthesiologists. She assists clients in implementing hospital quality and efficiency programs (HQEPs) and co-management arrangements. She handles transactions related to the acquisition and merger of medical entities and advises clients on corporate governance, private placements, health care technology, and general contract matters.

    Ms. Del Negro is a regular contributor to the firm’s health care newsletter, Health Law Pulse, and blog, Health Law Diagnosis.

    Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Ms. Del Negro practiced health care and corporate law at a New Haven–based firm. She was managing editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal and president of the Health Law Interest Group while earning her J.D. at the University of Connecticut School of Law.

  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Health Lawyers Association

      Connecticut Health Lawyers Association

      American Bar Association

      Connecticut Bar Association

      Rhode Island Bar Association

      International Association of Privacy Professionals

      Health Care Compliance Association

      Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law
      Editorial Board
    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Pathways/Senderos Center
      Board Member (2012 - 2016)

      Watkinson School
      Board of Trustees (2014 - present)
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "DOJ Guidance: Focus on Integrating Compliance and Business Operations," published in Compliance Today (June 2017)
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      "Religious Accommodations for Employers in the Health Care Workplace," co-authored with Stephen W. Aronson (June 2015)

      What is . . . Physician Contracting with Healthcare Organizations?, published by American Bar Association (2015)

      "Service Line Co-Management Arrangements: Models & Practicalities," published in ABA Health eSource (10/2012)

      "New Entities Will Coordinate Medicare Coverage," published in Connecticut Law Tribune, co-authored with Meaghan Mary Cooper (5/16/2011)

      HIPAA: A Guide to Health Care Privacy and Security Law, Supplement 11, 12 and 13, co-authored with Lisa M. Boyle (2012, 2013, 2014), published by Aspen Publishers

    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "Oversight of HIPAA Business Associates," co-presented with Melissa (Lisa) Thompson, webinar (9/7/2017)
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      "HIPAA Audit Protocols & Other Key Updates," presented to the Connecticut Community Providers Association (9/11/2012)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • September 15, 2017

        Lisa Thompson and Pam Del Negro Present Webinar on HIPAA

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      • July 11, 2017

        Pamela Del Negro Appointed to Board of AHLA Publication

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      • June 12, 2017

        Pam Del Negro Writes Article for Compliance Today

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      • July 1, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Write Article for Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law

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      • December 5, 2012

        Pamela Del Negro Writes Article on Co-Management Arrangements for American Bar Association Newsletter

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      • October 3, 2012

        Pamela Del Negro Delivers Presentation to Connecticut Community Providers Association

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      • November 2, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Lawyers Participating in Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity Mentoring Program

      • June 14, 2011

        Health Law Attorneys Publish ACO Regulations Article in Connecticut Law Tribune

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      R+C News Releases

      • November 8, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Adds New Counsel in Four Markets

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      • April 6, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Welcomes 10 New Attorneys

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