Nawa A. Lodin

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Nawa A. Lodin, a member of the firm’s Health Law Group, represents health care providers in connection with compliance matters, health care regulations, and transactions.

    Health Care Compliance

    Nawa works to ensure her health care clients, including hospitals, health systems, and physician groups, are in compliance with all state and federal health care laws, such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). She provides guidance on how to prevent, detect, and respond to incidents involving non-compliance. Ms. Lodin provides compliance training, and she drafts policies, procedures, and compliance plans for clients.

    Regulatory

    Nawa advises clients on Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse laws, including the Stark Law and anti-kickback statute. She also represents clients on issues related to clinical research, and provides assistance with antitrust, managed care contracting, and clinical integration matters. Nawa also provides legal counsel on Medicare and Medicaid program compliance, the Emergency Medical Treatment & Labor Act (EMTALA), and various staffing issues.

    Transactional

    Nawa handles all corporate transactions on behalf of health care industry clients. This includes mergers and acquisitions of medical entities, general contract matters, and governance issues. She drafts and negotiates agreements on affiliations, joint ventures, leasing agreements, and ensures compliance with all applicable laws.

    Community Involvement

    During her career, Nawa has helped with several efforts aimed at improving life for children in Afghanistan. She currently serves on the board of the Ayenda Foundation, an organization which supports the education, development, and safety of children in rural Afghanistan. She is fluent in Dari.

    Prior to joining Robinson+Cole, Nawa worked as assistant regulatory counsel for a national association which represents and advocates for ambulatory surgery centers and as a compliance associate for a Washington D.C.-based healthcare consulting firm. While in law school, she was a staff writer for the Health Care Law and Policy Brief and a student contributor for the American Bar Association’s magazine, The Health Lawyer. Nawa also won the American Bar Association Health Law Section’s Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law Conference Scholarship. 

    She contributes to the firm's blog, Health Law Diagnosis.  

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Drafted and negotiated clinical trial agreements between sponsors and sites, and reviewed contracts for compliance with state and federal healthcare fraud and abuse laws. *

      • Reviewed various medical device companies' marketing materials, contracts, programs and relationships for compliance with health care fraud and abuse laws including federal anti-kickback statute, Stark Law and Sunshine Act. *

      • Ensured compliance with Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Food and Drug Administration regulations and guidelines during clinical trial contract development and negotiations. *

      • Analyzed and monitored federal Medicare regulations and commercial health plan coverage policies. * 

      * Atty. Lodin was counsel in these representative matters before joining Robinson+Cole.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association
      Health Law Section

      American Health Lawyers Association
    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Ayenda Foundation
      Board Member