Maureen Weaver

Partner

Maureen Weaver
Partner
office New Haven
phone 203-498-4384
fax203-782-2889
emailmweaver@wiggin.com
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Biography

Ms. Weaver is Chair of Wiggin and Dana's Health Care Practice. For over 25 years, she has advised hospitals, provider networks, long-term care providers, home health care agencies, hospices, physicians and other health care providers and trade associations on regulatory, patient care, reimbursement, compliance, HIPAA, operational  and corporate matters. Ms. Weaver lectures regularly at the state, regional and national levels on legal topics relating to health care.

With extensive experience representing long-term care providers, including continuing care retirement communities, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and senior housing developers, Ms. Weaver chairs the firm's Long-Term Care Practice Group.  Ms. Weaver is counsel to LeadingAge Connecticut and a member of the Legal Committee of the national association, LeadingAge. She is a co-author of The HIPAA Handbook: Implementing the Federal Privacy Rule in a Long-Term Care Setting.

Ms. Weaver heads up Wiggin and Dana's Health Care Compliance Practice Group, and her practice includes the development of corporate compliance programs for health care providers, conducting audits and internal investigations to assess compliance with federal and state regulatory requirements and advising clients on reporting compliance issues to government authorities. She has represented clients in state and federal investigations and audits on Medicare and Medicaid billing and civil False Claims Act issues.

Ms. Weaver is a director of the Association for Long Term Care Financial Managers and a member of the organization's Governance and Program Committees. Ms. Weaver is past President of the Connecticut Health Lawyers' Association, a former director of the Connecticut Assisted Living Association, and a director emeritus of The Connecticut Business and Industry Association. Ms. Weaver has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the category of health care lawyers since 1995 (for more about the standards for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, please click here). She has been recognized in Band 1 by Chambers USA in the category of health care lawyers. She is seen as a "very skilled and very experienced" attorney who is widely hailed as a market leader in the state healthcare sector (for more about the standards for inclusion in Chambers, please click here). She is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper fellow. She also served as a member of the Connecticut Bar Association's Task Force on the Futures of Women in the Legal Profession.

Ms. Weaver served on Wiggin and Dana's Executive Committee from 2002-2009 and was Chair of the Executive Committee from 2006-2009.

She is President of Theatre 4, a non-profit, New Haven-based theater company and previously served as a director of the Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut. 

Ms. Weaver graduated with an A.B. magna cum laude from Duke University, and received her law degree from UCLA School of Law.

Recognitions

  • Rick Wallace Award of Merit (2001)
    • Connecticut Association of Not-for-Profit Providers for the Aging
  • Hartford Business Journal "Remarkable Women in Business" (2007)

Memberships

  • American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
    • Legal Committee
  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers' Association
  • Connecticut Association for Long Term Care Financial Managers
    • Board of Directors
  • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Health Law Section
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation
    • James W. Cooper Fellow
  • Connecticut Business and Industry Association
    • Board of Directors
  • Connecticut Health Lawyers Association
  • Health Care Compliance Association

Advisories

09.28.20172017 Summary of Key Connecticut Legislation Relating to Providers of Services to the Elderly
08.16.20162016 Summary of Key Connecticut Legislation Relating to Providers of Services to the Elderly
02.18.2016CMS Issues Long-Awaited Final Rule on Reporting and Returning Overpayments
08.04.2015New Law Establishes a Bill of Rights for CCRC Residents and Streamlines Several Statutory Requirements for CCRCs
07.27.2015Physician Compensation Arrangements Under the Microscope
07.20.2015Connecticut General Assembly Enacts Reforms to Medicaid Audit Statute
06.22.2015Five Tips from Wiggin and Dana's Health Care Compliance and Enforcement Roundtable
05.01.2015Getting the Board on Board: The OIG Releases Practical Guidance for Health Care Governing Boards on Compliance Oversight
09.30.20142014 Summary of Key Connecticut Legislation Relating to Providers of Services to the Elderly
04.09.2014Proper Prescription and Controlled Substance Practices: A Review of Federal and State Requirements
04.09.2014The Connecticut Prescription Monitoring and Reporting System
09.26.2013Presentation: Summary of 2013 Key Legislation Relating to Providers of Services to the Elderly
09.11.20132013 Summary of Key Connecticut Legislation Relating to Providers of Services to the Elderly
09.09.2013New Transfer of Assets and Applied Income Law Provides Boost for Nursing Home Debt Collection
07.15.2013Hospice Payments to Nursing Homes
05.13.2013Office of Inspector General Releases Guidance on Compliance with Exclusion List Screening
04.26.2013Office of Inspector General Revamps Self-Disclosure Protocol
09.26.20122012 Summary of Key Connecticut Legislation Relating to Providers of Services to the Elderly
06.28.2012Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act
09.22.2011New Laws Add More Muscle to Connecticut False Claims Act
07.15.2011Recent Changes to Nursing Home Transfer/Discharge and Bed Hold Requirements Now in Effect
04.26.2011Damned If You Do And Damned If You Don't: Perspectives On The Benefits And Dangers Of The CMS Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol
02.03.2011Recent Developments Highlight The Breadth of OIG's Exclusion Authority
01.18.2011Coming Soon to a Provider Near You: Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractors and Medicaid Integrity Contractors
11.10.2010Summary of Wiggin and Dana's Third Annual Health Care Compliance and Enforcement Roundtable
08.17.2010New Crime Reporting Requirements for Long-term Care Facilities
04.20.2010Health Care Reform's Quiet Boost for Program Integrity
03.26.2010A Rule Change and Amendments to False Claims Act Signal More Aggressive DOJ Civil Enforcement
11.04.2009Summary of Wiggin and Dana's Second Annual Health Care Compliance and Enforcement Roundtable
10.06.2009Connecticut False Claims Act: A New Arrow in the Quiver of State Regulators
04.15.2009Connecticut Supreme Court Clarifies Application of Property Tax Exemption for Charitable Organizations
03.11.2009Billing Federal Health Care Programs for Excluded Individuals and Entities is a Government Enforcement Priority
12.19.2008OIG Issues Supplemental Compliance Program Guidance for Nursing Facilities
09.29.2008New Law Concerning the Protection of Personal Information Takes Effect on October 1, 2008
09.22.2006Frequently Asked Questions About Connecticut's New Advance Directives Law, Public Act No. 06-195
01.21.2005Review of Key Legislation Relating to Providers of Services to the Elderly

Published Works

05.11.2015Ruling Restricts Ability to Challenge Medicaid RatesConnecticut Law Tribune
03.15.2010Connecticut False Claims Act: A New Arrow in the Quiver of State RegulatorsConnecticut Medicine, Volume 74, No. 3
01.18.2010Long-Term Care Insurance Just A Vote AwayConnecticut Law Tribune, Vol. 36, No. 3
01.05.2010Modest Progress Toward Meaningful SolutionsConnecticut Law Tribune, December 28, 2009, Vol. 35, No. 52
06.11.2009Government Cracks Down On 'Exclusion Billing'Connecticut Law Tribune, May 11, 2009, Vol. 35, No. 19
09.08.2006The Deficit Reduction Act: Spotlight On Medicaid EnforcementHealthLaw 360, Guest Column, Portfolio Media
01.01.2005HIPAA Handbook: Implementing the Federal Privacy Rule in a Long-Term Care Setting
12.04.2003The Legal Implications Of Documentation For Nursing Homes
11.29.2001Wiggin & Dana Develops HIPAA Privacy Handbook for Long-Term Care Providers

News

08.15.2017Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 30 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
06.05.2017Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
10.28.2016Super Lawyers Recognizes 40 Wiggin and Dana Attorneys
08.15.2016Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 30 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
05.31.2016Chambers USA 2016 Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
05.06.2016Wiggin and Dana Partner Receives Women in Leadership Community Award
10.20.2015Super Lawyers Recognizes 38 Wiggin and Dana Attorneys
08.17.2015Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 31 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
08.07.2015Wiggin and Dana Files Appellate Amicus Brief on Medicaid Audits
05.21.2015Chambers USA 2015 Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
05.21.2015Wiggin and Dana Health Care Department and its Lawyers Receive High Rankings in Chambers USA 2015
05.11.2015Health Law Partners Publish Article on Medicaid Rates in Connecticut Law Tribune
10.29.2014Super Lawyers Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Lawyers
10.09.2014Wiggin and Dana Congratulates The Jackson Laboratory on the Opening of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
08.19.2014Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 33 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
05.27.2014Chambers USA Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers
05.27.2014Wiggin and Dana Health Care Department and its Lawyers Receive High Rankings in Chambers USA 2014
08.15.2013Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 35 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
06.07.2013Chambers USA Ranks Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers in Connecticut and Nationwide Categories
06.19.2012Chambers USA Ranks Wiggin and Dana Practices and Lawyers in Connecticut, New York and Nationwide Categories
01.10.2012Wiggin and Dana Assists Jackson Laboratory with Launch of Research Institute in Connecticut
10.21.2011Super Lawyers® Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Lawyers
09.13.2011Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 32 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
09.08.2011Wiggin and Dana's Long Term Care Group and CANPFA Release Annual Review of Legislation Relating to Providers of Services to the Elderly
06.17.2011Chambers USA Ranks Wiggin and Dana In Connecticut and Nationwide Practice Areas
03.27.2007Wiggin and Dana Firm Chair, Maureen Weaver, Honored Among Top Connecticut Women Business Leaders
09.05.2006Maureen Weaver Named Chair of Wiggin and Dana
06.08.2006Going High-Tech? How Privacy and Security Issues Come Into Play
10.04.2005Twenty-Two Wiggin and Dana Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers 2006
12.28.2004Thirteen Wiggin and Dana Lawyers Included in Best Lawyers in America© 2005-06
10.31.2002Thirteen Wiggin & Dana Lawyers Included in Best Lawyers in America 2003-04©
10.29.2002Maureen Weaver, Health Care Department Chair, receives CANPFA Award
10.25.2002Maureen Weaver to testify before the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics re HIPAA
09.13.2002Maureen Weaver, Health Care Department Chair, quoted in Contemporary Long Term Care on HIPAA Compliance.
12.10.2001Weaver elected President of CHLA
06.28.2001Top Lawyers

Events

05.19.2016Cyber Liability
04.13.2016Fighting Back: How HHAs Can Challenge Federal Survey Deficiencies
05.14.2015The Seventh Annual Health Care Compliance and Enforcement Roundtable
10.20.2014Employment Law and Vendor Relations: "Managing Ethical Challenges in Vendor Relationships"
10.08.2014CMS New Civil Monetary Penalties for Home Care
10.01.2014Overview of CMS Certification Survey Process
04.09.2014Prescription Drug Enforcement: Avoiding an Rx for Disaster
10.31.2013Hospice in Skilled Nursing Facilities: Compliance & Ethical Challenges
10.28.2013Legal Update: Nursing Home Compliance Issues
08.29.2013Strategies for Tackling Bad Debts: Review of New Transfer of Assets and Applied Income Law and Life Lessons from the Trenches
08.08.2013Legal Issues in Creating Strategic Partnerships
04.01.2013New Dentist Roundtable Series Presents: The Legal Forum
12.12.2012Nursing Home Admissions Regulations
11.28.2012The Admissions Packet: Admission Agreement, Forms and Notices
11.08.2012Fifth Annual Health Care Compliance and Enforcement Roundtable
10.23.2012Providing Hospice Services in Nursing Homes
10.22.2012Legal Update: Fraud and Abuse
04.03.2012Practical Tips for Auditing Physician Relationships and Evaluating Self-Reporting Options
10.19.2011Hospice Services in Nursing Homes: A Delicate Juncture
10.17.2011Fraud and Abuse Enforcement
06.09.2011Avoiding and Managing Bad Debts in Tough Times
04.27.2011Active Enforcement and New Techniques
04.13.2011The Legal Implications of Health Care Reform
02.24.2011Corporate Compliance in the New Era of Health Care Reform
11.01.2010Legal Update, Part I
10.31.2010Navigating Compliance Issues in the Health Care Reform Law
09.27.2010Retrospective Review of an OIG Self-Disclosure: Problem Detection Through Completion of a CCA
06.03.2010Health Care Reform: Nursing Home Transparency, Elder Justice and Fraud and Abuse
06.03.2010What makes organizations attractive to women? Strategies for building female leadership in all industries
04.29.2010Hospice in Skilled Nursing Facilities: Compliance and Contracting Challenges
04.20.20102010 Corporate Compliance Conference
12.03.2009Winning Strategies for Challenging Quality of Care Violations
11.17.2009New Federal HITECH Regulation Briefing
11.09.2009HIPAA/HITECH Update
04.20.2009Fraud and Abuse Update
02.25.2009Long Term Care and the Law
11.19.2008Health Care Enforcement Priorities for 2009 and the Future
09.08.2008Anatomy of an Investigation
05.28.2008Compliance Issues for Hospice in Nursing Homes
04.10.2008Self Disclosure Case Study
11.15.2007CANPFA's First Annual Senior Living Conference
05.14.2007CWHCM Dinner
05.10.2007Women Attorneys = Rainmakers: Stories from the Trenches
05.04.2007Voluntary Disclosures: Tips and War Stories
03.31.2007Legally Female: What does it mean to be Ms. JD?
02.07.2007Organizational Ethics
11.05.2006AAHSA 2006 Annual Meeting and Exposition
09.07.2006Changes to Connecticut's Advance Directives Statutes
05.19.2006CANPFA's Expo 2006: Creating the Future of Aging Services
04.05.2005Future of Aging Services Conference
10.25.2004AAHSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
04.28.2004NEHIA Spring Conference
04.23.2004CANPFA Expo 2004: Medicare & Medicaid Update
01.29.2004Working with Governing Boards Relationships and Responsibilities
11.13.2003Fraud and Abuse Update
10.27.2003AAHSA Annual Meeting
10.23.2003Appealing Survey Deficiencies and Violations
05.15.2003Perspectives and Practical Approaches to Corporate Compliance
04.08.20032003 Future of Aging Services Conference
02.11.2003HIPAA Implementation For Long-Term Care Providers: The Time Is Now
02.06.2003HIPAA Audio Conferences
11.07.2002Lessons from Enron for Directors of Nonprofit Organizations
10.29.2002HIPAA Implementation: Challenges and Solutions
04.08.2002Legal Update: HIPAA Developments
03.14.2002Getting a Handle on HIPAA
02.26.2002Getting A Handle on HIPAA: Focus on Long Term Care
02.21.2002Getting a Handle on HIPAA: Focus on Long Term Care
01.18.2002HIPAA Workshop - ACHCA Connecticut Chapter
10.06.2001Recent Presentations by the Health Care Department - On HIPAA



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