Linda J. Cohen

Telephone: 802-859-7011

E-Mail: lcohen@dinse.com

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Areas of Practice Concentration:

Health Care and Commercial Litigation

Description of Practice:

Linda J. Cohen focuses her practice on counseling health care providers navigate the evolution to value based reimbursement.  She works with ACOs, health systems, providers and entrepreneurs to achieve compliance and business objectives.   Ms. Cohen advises on regulatory compliance, reimbursement and transactions.  Her compliance counseling includes state and federal fraud and abuse laws, corporate governance, reimbursement, professional services agreements, data use, reimbursement contracts, and patient health care information privacy under state law and HIPAA.  She serves as outside general counsel for ACOs, home health agencies and skilled nursing facilities and has substantial experience in reimbursement issues involving both governmental and commercial payors, having litigated many disputes to conclusion. Representative matters include:


Immediately before joining the firm, Ms. Cohen served as the Director of External Appeals and as a regulatory compliance attorney for the Health Care Administration, a Division of Vermont’s Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration.  At BISHCA, Ms. Cohen was primarily responsible for enforcement of health insurance laws and regulations relating to insurers and managed care organizations.  She also ran the external appeals program which affords consumers an independent appeal of claims denied by commercial insurers.

Before relocating to Vermont, Ms. Cohen practiced in the health care and commercial litigation departments of Cozen O’Connor in Philadelphia.  While at Cozen O’Connor, Ms. Cohen participated in the representation of national health care systems in reimbursement dispute and a class action related to billing practices.  She also represented large and small providers in contract negotiations, fraud and abuse matters and provided billing compliance advice.  Ms. Cohen represented a variety of commercial clients in contract related disputes for a wide range of issues including title insurance, real estate leasing, non-competition agreements and anti-trust.   Several of those actions included trials and arbitrations to conclusion.  Ms. Cohen also participated in product liability defense of manufacturers of fire prevention and detection products.

Education:

  • Temple University School of Law (J.D. Cum Laude, 1992)
  • University of Pennsylvania (B.A. with distinction, 1988)

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Admissions and Professional Affiliations:

  • State of Vermont
  • District of Vermont
  • State of New York
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts (inactive)
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (inactive)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • Board of The Vermont Ethics Network
  • Board, Beth Jacobs Synagogue