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R. Gregory Cochran

Of Counsel

T 415.438.7260
F 415.398.2438
50 California Street, 34th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Professor Gregory Cochran is a former emergency medicine physician who advises clients and teaches on a broad range of health law and policy matters, with a focus on the regulatory and transactional framework pertinent to health care providers.  His healthcare provider clients include hospitals, health systems, hospital foundations, medical staffs, clinics, medical groups and individual physicians.  Professor Cochran advises and counsels on peer review, risk management, health information privacy and security (HIPAA and California privacy laws), fraud and abuse (Stark, Speier and federal and state antikickback laws), the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act and healthcare facility licensure, accreditation and Medicare certification.  He has also advised health plans and independent practice associations on matters pertaining to the laws of managed care, including the Knox-Keene Act.

Professor Cochran is on the faculty of the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where he serves as Lecturer in Law and as a member of the UC San Francisco/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science and Health Policy. He is the Associate Director for the Consortium’s master’s degree program in health policy and the law (HPL). For more information on the HPL Program, click here.  Professor Cochran is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Legal Medicine.

Representative Work

  • Structure and negotiate healthcare transactions, including hospital-physician contracts, financing transactions, and joint ventures on behalf of hospitals, health systems, foundations and other healthcare providers.
  • Represent hospitals, medical staffs and individual physicians in peer review investigations, credentialing, corrective action and hearings, and medical staff and governing body bylaws issues.
  • Advise clients on all aspects of hospital-physician relationships, including federal and state anti-kickback and fee-splitting statutes, federal and state physician self-referral laws including the Stark and Speier laws, tax-exemption laws, and the corporate practice of medicine doctrine.
  • Counsel clients on all aspects of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and California health information privacy and security laws, including compliance, breach notice and reporting obligations and response to accusations from the Office for Civil Rights and the California Department of Public Health.
  • Advise healthcare providers on regulatory and compliance matters, including those pertaining to facility licensing, Medicare certification, health facility accreditation, Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), bioethics, medical records and consent.
  • Advise hospitals and health systems on responses to adverse survey findings and development of corrective action plans and representation in challenges to adverse governmental action related to same.
R. Gregory  Cochran
R. Gregory  Cochran

Practices

Education

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2000, Order of the Coif, Senior Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review

M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1987

B.A., Emory University, 1983, Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

California

Professional Affiliations

University of California Hastings College of the Law, Lecturer in Law

UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science and Health Policy, Associate Director, Masters of Science Degree in Health Policy & the Law

American College of Legal Medicine

American Health Lawyers Association

California Society for Healthcare Attorneys

National LGBT Bar Association

Bar Association of San Francisco

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