Attorneys Jason D. Gregoire

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shareholder | Manchester, NH

Jason’s health care practice consists of advising providers of all types on regulatory, corporate, contracting, licensing, risk management, privacy, employment and patient care issues. He has a wealth of experience in health care regulatory matters including HIPAA, Part 2, Stark and Anti-Kickback, EMTALA, licensing, billing, and reimbursement. He represents physicians, dentists, and other professionals in negotiating employment contracts, navigating credentialing issues, and separating from employment. He assists providers in responding to government investigations of health care fraud and abuse. He also procures guardianships over incapacitated persons, pursues collection of overdue accounts, drafts admissions agreements, consents and policies, sells professional practices, reviews managed care and payor contracts, and represents individual practitioners before their licensing boards such as the Board of Medicine and Board of Nursing.

Jason’s business litigation practice involves representing individuals and businesses in a wide range of disputes before state and federal trial and appeals courts, administrative tribunals, arbitrators, and in mediation. Typical litigation matters include health care, contract, collection, mechanic’s lien, construction, landlord-tenant, insurance coverage, business tort, probate, and employment disputes. He has tried cases to both a judge and a jury, and has briefed and argued cases before the New Hampshire Supreme Court.

Jason frequently speaks to health care industry groups such as the NH Health Care Association, NH Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, Home Care Association of NH, Medical Group Management Association, and NH Providers Association. Jason also provides in-house HIPAA and Part 2 privacy trainings.

Key Cases

  • Prevailed at the New Hampshire Supreme Court on behalf of a hospital challenging an ambiguity contained in its umbrella insurance policy. Exeter Hospital, Inc. v. Steadfast Insurance Company, 170 N.H. 170 (2017).
  • Represented two large New Hampshire hospitals in constitutional litigation challenging the New Hampshire Medicaid Enhancement Tax resulting in a ruling that the enabling statute was unconstitutional and leading to a landmark settlement with the State of New Hampshire.
  • Represented two prominent New Hampshire baccalaureate nursing education programs regarding approval before the New Hampshire Board of Nursing.
  • Represented group of naturopathic doctors on scope of practice issues before the New Hampshire Naturopathic Board of Examiners.
  • Obtained summary judgment, affirmed on appeal by the New Hampshire Supreme Court, for a physician practice who was sued by a former shareholder seeking to recoup an insurance refund received under the Tuttle v. NHMMJUA settlement.
  • Represents professionals before the Board of Medicine, Board of Nursing, Allied Health Board, Naturopathic Board of Examiners, and Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
  • Obtains guardianships over incapacitated adults for hospitals and long-term care facilities.
  • Represents professionals in the purchase and sale of professional practices.
  • Advises clients on developing, implementing and maintaining HIPAA and Part 2 policies and procedures.
  • Advises clients on the formation and structure of concierge medical practices.
  • Obtained plaintiff’s jury verdict under Massachusetts Wage Act after four-day jury trial in Essex Superior Court.
  • Defeated undue influence and incapacity claims on behalf of executrix of probate estate after four-day bench trial in 10th Circuit – Probate Division.

Admissions

  • State of New Hampshire
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Civic Involvement

  • Board Member, NH Long-Term Care Foundation
  • Hoffman-Hass Fellow (2017)
  • Member, Education Committee, New Hampshire Health Care Association
  • Chair, Town of Exeter Trails Committee
  • Past Chair, Town of Exeter Conservation Commission
  • Past Chair, New Hampshire Bar Association Health Law Section
  • Past Member/Officer, New Horizons for New Hampshire
  • Presenter, Eviction Law Seminars at Neighborworks Southern New Hampshire
  • Leadership Seacoast (2014)

Awards

  • NH Health Care Association Star Award - 2016
  • Rising Star by New England Super Lawyers®, Health Care
  • Head Notes Editor, Vermont Law Review
  • Member, Vermont Law School Moot Court Advisory Board