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Denise E. Hanna maintains both a legal and government affairs practice. Ms. Hanna has been involved in legal matters and health care public policy for more than 20 years. Ms. Hanna has closely tracked the enactment of federal health reform and now advises clients on implementation issues, compliance obligations and strategic opportunities under the Affordable Care Act and related state reforms. Among other matters, Ms. Hanna has consulted with and advised a variety of health care organizations on health insurance market reforms, health insurance exchanges, medical loss ratio (MLR), review standards for unreasonable rate increases, accountable care organizations (ACOs), provider alignment strategies and medical homes and the Medicare Advantage star rating bonus program.
Ms. Hanna concentrates her practice on representing health insurance companies and managed care organizations. Still, throughout her legal career, Ms. Hanna has represented health care payors as well as providers, pharmacy benefit management (PBMs) companies, third party administrators, health and wellness companies, trade associations, FQHCs and other health care organizations in a range of corporate and transactional matters and in regulatory and administrative proceedings. Ms. Hanna's legal experience includes lead roles in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and entity formation, managed care contracting, joint ventures, outsourcing and commercial contracting.
Through her active involvement on the national health care scene, Ms. Hanna has a keen awareness of the most important issues that are shaping the health industry. She was Chair of the National Bar Association’s Health Law section during the 2009-2010 year. Currently, as a member of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section, Ms. Hanna serves as a Vice Chair of the Managed Care & Insurance interest group and as Chair of the Coordinating Committee on Diversity. Ms. Hanna also participates in seminars across the country and was instrumental in organizing the NBA Health Law Section’s Health Care Law Summit in 2009 and 2010. Ms. Hanna is co-editor of the firm’s Health Care Reform Update.
Ms. Hanna also chairs the firm’s Diversity Committee.
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