Sarah Crotts has nearly 20 years of experience advising physician groups, medical spas, hospitals, 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, and certificate of need requirements. She has also counseled clients on responding to government and insurance company audit requests.
Sarah has a particular focus on cybersecurity and data privacy issues specific to the health care industry, including for physician groups and other provider practices and their vendors. She advises clients on HIPAA compliance, including assisting with policy and procedure preparation, business associate agreements, HIPAA breach analysis, and breach notification and reporting obligations.
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, 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, and noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements.
Sarah is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (NCDRC) as a Superior Court mediator.
Sarah is deeply invested in community service. She is a leader within the North Carolina Bar Association's Health Law Section, having served 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.