Ellen L. Janos

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  • New England Law (JD, 1977)
  • Simmons College (BA, 1973)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Ellen specializes in providing regulatory and strategic advice to health care providers and payors of all types, including hospitals, managed care organizations, long-term care facilities, pharmacies, pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, telemedicine providers, and urgent care and retail health clinics. She also represents companies doing business with, and investing in, health care providers.

Ellen's practice focuses on Medicare, Medicaid, and third-party payor audits and investigations, the development of corporate compliance programs, and hospital/physician relationships, including compliance with the state and federal anti-kickback laws and the Stark Law. In addition, she advises clients on how to deploy telemedicine and internet based health initiatives, electronic health records, and how to address HIPAA privacy and security matters.

Before joining Mintz Levin, Ellen was an assistant attorney general for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, representing state agencies responsible for health care reimbursement, licensing, and Medicaid fraud prosecutions.

Ellen served as a member of the advisory committee that worked with the Massachusetts Health IT Council on the development and implementation of the statewide HIT strategic plan and health information exchange.

She has written about and speaks frequently on state and federal telehealth laws, the corporate practice of medicine, compliance programs, board governance matters, HIPAA privacy and data security, technology and health care, and hospital/physician relationships. Ellen has successfully argued two cases before the US Supreme Court.

Representative Experience

  • Represented leading telemedicine company in its development of a national provider network

  • Represented large hospital system in connection with its outsourcing of its compounding pharmacy services

  • Handled all physician contracting for regional hospital

  • Regularly advise hospital clients on medical staff peer review laws and internal peer review proceedings

  • Conducted internal review of all physician financial relationships for hospital client and prepared self-disclosure under the Stark Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol

  • Advised telemedicine start-ups on state corporate practice of medicine, prescription and telehealth laws

Recognitions & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America: Boston Health Care Law Lawyer of the Year (2014)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Health Care Law (2008 – 2018)
  • Chambers USA: Massachusetts – Healthcare (2008 – 2018)
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 United States for Healthcare: Service Providers (2014 – 2015)
  • Included on the Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Health Care list (2004 – 2017)
  • Heroes of the Field Award 2010, Massachusetts Medical Law Report
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent