Sara Noel is a partner and leader of the Health Law practice at Stinson Leonard Street. Sara represents a wide variety of health care clients, including hospitals, multi-hospital systems, clinics, physician groups, health care professionals, nonprofit organizations, managed care organizations, health insurers, third-party administrators, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and health information technology companies. Sara practices provider, health plan and insurance law with an emphasis on transactional, contracting (including managed care and Medicare contracting) and regulatory issues. She has experience in hospital transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, leases, sales, integrations and joint ventures. She also advises clients on fraud and abuse laws, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, licensing requirements, credentialing, medical staff issues, physician recruitment and employment, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and other regulatory compliance matters.