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Sarah B. Crotts

Special Counsel
Charlotte | 704.335.9865
Fax | 704.334.4706

Sarah Crotts has more than a decade of experience advising hospitals, physician groups, insurers, life sciences companies, and a range of health care providers. She has particularly extensive knowledge of health care compliance issues. She has helped clients navigate federal and state regulations regarding the Stark Law, Anti-Kickback Statute, anti-markup rule, account billing laws, corporate practice of medicine, Medicare reimbursement, Physician Payments Sunshine Act, certificate of need requirements, HIPAA, and the HITECH Act. She has also counseled clients on responding to government and insurance company audit requests.

In addition, Sarah has reviewed, revised, and drafted managed care agreements for both providers and insurance companies. She has also prepared and reviewed a variety of physician recruitment, employment, vendor, business associate, professional services, and lease agreements.

Sarah's experience with agreements and transactions extends to other types of corporate law as well. She has assisted corporate clients with asset and stock purchase and sale transactions, due diligence, entity formation and dissolution, distribution agreements, and employment disputes, policies, and procedures, including noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements.

Sarah is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (NCDRC) as a Superior Court mediator. She began her health law career as an attorney with Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP and then moved to Wall Babcock LLP.

Sarah is deeply invested in community service. She is a leader within the North Carolina Bar Association's Health Law Section, serving as its chair. She is currently secretary of the board of the YWCA of Winston-Salem and a member of the board of the Washington and Lee University Winston-Salem Alumni Chapter. She has also served as president of the Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association and held a variety of board roles, including with the Charlotte Women's Bar and the SECU Family House in Winston-Salem, and is a past president of her neighborhood homeowners association.

Representative Experience

  • Advised clients on a broad range of HIPAA and privacy policies and procedures, including analyzing the privacy implications of potential actions, preparing and reviewing business associate agreements, and negotiating privacy and data security addendums to agreements.
  • Helped physicians and other providers navigate what they need to set up new practices and begin operations, including entity formation and assisting with organizational documents like bylaws, operating agreements, and shareholder agreements; preparing and negotiating employment agreements; and securing approval from medical, dental, podiatry, chiropractic, and other licensing boards.
  • Represented a global life sciences company in creating and revising a variety of template agreements tied to COVID-19, including testing agreements with employers, franchises, and other organizations, as well as a variety of template agreements and related riders for various health and wellness services. 
  • Performed due diligence for health care entities selling or acquiring assets or stock, including a physician group buying other physician groups and a private company buying a group of substance abuse treatment facilities.
  • Counseled a client on the provider self-disclosure protocol for the Office of Inspector General (OIG) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including preparation and submission of the self-disclosure.

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Honors & Awards

  • N.C. Bar Association's Leadership Academy, Class of 2013

Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Health Law Section, Chair, 2021-2022, Vice Chair, 2020-2021, Secretary, 2019-2020, Treasurer, 2018-2019, Council, 2017-present; CLE Committee Co-Chair, 2020-2021, 2018-2019; Women in the Profession Committee, 2011-present; Law School Liaison Committee, 2010-2014
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • North Carolina Society of Health Care Attorneys
  • Washington and Lee University, Winston-Salem Alumni Chapter, Board of Directors, 2011-present; Alumni Admissions Program, Winston-Salem Committee Chair, 2011-2021
  • YWCA of Winston-Salem, Board of Directors, 2019-present, Secretary, 2020-2021
  • SECU Family House, Board of Directors, 2010-2016, Secretary, 2013
  • Carolina Foster Kids Foundation, Board of Directors, 2009-2010
  • Charlotte Women's Bar, Board of Directors, 2007-2010; Public Service Committee, Co-Chair, 2007-2009
  • Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association, President, 2013-2014; Treasurer, 2011-2013; Public Service Committee, Co-Chair, 2011-2013
  • Forsyth County Bar, Executive Committee, Past Member