Sarah Churchill Llamas is a healthcare and health information technology attorney and a nationally-recognized expert in health IT solutions, having been appointed a Health IT Fellow by the Office of National Coordinator for Health IT under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Sarah is a shareholder in Winstead's Austin office, and is Chair of the firm’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Group as well as a member of the Corporate Securities/Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Group.
Sarah is widely regarded as being a seasoned business development and operations executive with a strong focus on strategy and a passion for innovation in the healthcare space. She joined Winstead from private industry working for an international healthcare company. Sarah is a solution-oriented attorney who adeptly balances business goals with regulatory requirements.
- Healthcare transactions, joint ventures and regulatory compliance including Stark and Anti-Kickback
- Managed care contracting, including value-based and risk sharing arrangements
- Accountable care organizations
- Advising providers, hospitals and businesses on healthcare information technology issues, cybersecurity, and transactions involving electronic health data
- HIPAA Privacy and Security
- Cyber-liability Insurance
- MACRA and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)
- Data privacy and security, health data governance, risk assessment and management
- Federally Qualified Health Centers
- Corporate practice of medicine issues, including NPHO formations
- Health Information Exchanges
- Health IT
- Mobile health (mHealth)
- Meaningful Use (Advancing Care Information under the new Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payment System)
- Health records
- Software licensing
- Clinical decision support
- Hospital and provider issues with HIT
- General corporate law, contract drafting and negotiation, formation and corporate governance issues
Sarah is a contributing writer for Winstead’s Destination Health Law blog.