Ivette Sanchez joined Ropes & Gray's corporate department in 2017 and practices as part of the firm’s health care group. Ivette provides regulatory, transactional and compliance advice to a range of health care clients, including hospitals and health systems; universities and medical schools; managed care organizations; physician and provider networks; and health care focused private equity firms.
During law school, Ivette interned at VNS Health where she supported health care legal and compliance matters for the multiple entities in the VNS Health corporate family, including a licensed home care service agency, a certified home health agency, a hospice and managed care plans.
- Represented a New York managed long-term care plan in responding to a subpoena and civil investigative demand.
- Advised New York managed long-term care plans in responding to audits from the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General.
- Advised New York managed care plans regarding multiple regulatory compliance issues, including marketing, encounter data submissions, and provider contracting.
- Represented a New York home health care provider in a False Claims Act qui tam litigation.
- Advised a New York dual eligible special needs plan in sale transaction.
- Advised large human services provider on termination of City of New York contract.
- Advised coalition of intellectual and developmental disabilities providers on regulatory guidance related to a New York managed care product in development (“Specialized I/DD Plans – Provider Led” or “SIP-PLs”).
- Advised a management services organization on establishing operations in the New York market.
- Represented a Massachusetts health plan in responding to a subpoena related to the federal Anti-Kickback Statute.
- Drafted value-based contracts for IPAs and population health management and care management providers.
- Drafted memorandum regarding not-for-profit health plan transaction structuring under Massachusetts law and requirements of the state Office of the Attorney General.
- Assisted private equity firms with health care transactions in a variety of industries including medical device, home health, hospice, behavioral health, veterinary, and management services, and perform associated research and analysis regarding compliance with state and federal law.
- Advised a variety of clients regarding Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement requirements, including management services organizations, electronic health records vendors, managed care plans, digital health providers, and medical device companies.
- Researched state Medicaid reimbursement requirements for newborn hearing screening tests.
- Provided advice to a national pharmacy store chain in managing a Corporate Integrity Agreement.
- Researched requirements in state law to obtain informed consent for release of laboratory’s genetic testing results.
- Researched requirements in state law for ordering provider requirements for laboratories.
- On pro bono matters, she has prepared a fiscal sponsorship agreement for an arts organization for individuals with disabilities and assisted low-income New Yorkers with preparing tax returns as part of the Food Bank for New York City’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.
- Author, “Having Your Cake and Eating It Too? New York State Proposes ‘Limited Establishment’ for Hospitals and Other Article 28 Facilities,” NYSBA Health Law Journal (Winter 2020)
- Co-author, “2021 Medicare Parts C and D Final Rule: Enhancing Coverage for ESRD and Easing Network and MLR Standards,” Ropes & Gray Alert (June 17, 2020)
- Co-author, “CMS Proposes New Payment Models for Radiation Oncology and End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD),” Ropes & Gray Alert (July 17, 2019)
- Co-author, “What to Know About the CMS Primary Cares Initiative,” Ropes & Gray Alert (May 7, 2019)
- JD, New York University School of Law, 2017
- BA (History of Medicine and Public Health), cum laude, Columbia College, Columbia University, 2011
Admissions / Qualifications
- New York, 2018