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Renee N. Rayne

Renee Rayne is an associate with Gjerset & Lorenz, LLP.  Ms. Rayne’s practice focuses on the representation of healthcare providers in regulatory and transactional matters.  Before becoming an associate, Ms. Rayne worked as a law clerk for Gjerset & Lorenz, LLP and interned with the Honorable E. Clifton Knowles, Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Ms. Rayne works with health systems, hospitals, and physicians on the following:

  • Advising numerous Texas hospitals related to their participation in state and local indigent care programs, as well as the 1115 Medicaid Transformation Waiver and its associated Uncompensated Care and Delivery System Reform Incentive Pool programs.
  • Assisting hospitals in several states to form non-profit corporate entities, maintain these entities in compliance with state law, and secure appropriate licensure for these entities’ provision of healthcare services.
  • Drafting healthcare provider contracts between hospitals, physicians, and other healthcare organizations and professionals.
  • Assisting hospitals and State Medicaid agencies in designing state-directed Medicaid managed care payment programs and assisting in responses to CMS inquiries in order to obtain program approval.
  • Negotiating agreements with Medicaid managed care organizations to effectuate hospital participation in a state-directed Medicaid managed care payment program.
  • Advising clients regarding compliance with the Stark law and federal and state anti-kickback laws, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, and other healthcare regulatory issues.
  • Assisting Texas hospitals related to their participation in the Uniform Hospital Rate Increase Program.
  • Structuring, developing, and assisting hospitals, working with healthcare industry associations, to implement a program to address hospitals’ uncompensated costs of treating uninsured patients.
  • Assisting hospitals in obtaining Medicaid managed care incentive payments for developing and implementing initiatives to improve access and quality of care to Medicaid managed care beneficiaries.
  • Assisting hospitals in obtaining enhanced payments from Medicaid managed care organizations for services provided to Medicaid managed care beneficiaries.

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2014
    • Dean’s Achievement Award for Academic Excellence
    • William Ellis Woods Endowed Presidential Scholarship
    • Texas International Law Journal: Executive Editor, Vol. 49; Articles & Notes Editor, Vol. 48
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A., cum laude, 2011
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Phi Alpha Theta

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Star Bar – Health Law Section

Publications

  • Do U.S. Firms Need External Equity Investments to Remain Competitive?, 49 Tex. Int’l L.J. 559 (2014).