Tara Kepler

Attorney | Denver

Phone: (303) 802-1293
| Fax: (303) 801-3537

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About Tara

Tara Kepler is an attorney in Hall Render’s Denver office. With more than a decade of focused experience in health care, Tara provides practical counsel regarding telemedicine and digital health ventures with clients spanning medical device companies, health care technology start-ups, health care systems, providers, health insurance companies and large physician groups.

Tara has extensive experience assisting telemedicine and digital health companies in corporate structuring, government investigations, HIPAA compliance, FDA and FTC compliance, fraud and abuse risk management and complex litigation. Tara works with health care executives to reconcile laws across states and the federal government to develop compliant policies, procedures and contracts that will allow health care technology ventures to thrive in a highly regulated environment. By staying abreast of legal updates and monitoring the evolution of laws, Tara provides solutions that ensure long-term compliance with fraud and abuse and HIPAA requirements. Additionally, she has experience with both litigation and mergers and acquisitions, providing a health care compliance perspective.

Prior to joining Hall Render, Tara served as General Counsel of a start-up health care company in the San Francisco Bay Area and as Division Compliance Manager of a publicly traded medical device company. She also has experience in state and federal health care policy from her time working with the California Medical Association, the California Medicare Quality Improvement Organization and the Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee. Tara is an active member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the California Society for Health Care Attorneys. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, skiing, mountain biking, camping and hiking.

EDUCATION

The University of Texas, B.A. - 1998; University of Colorado Colorado Springs Graduate School of Public Affairs, M.P.A. - 2002

Texas A&M University School of Law, J.D. - 2007

ADMITTED TO BAR

  • Colorado - 2018
  • California - 2009
  • Texas - 2008

memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Texas State Bar Health Law Section

Experience

  • Advised numerous multistate hospital systems on compliance with federal and state telemedicine laws.
  • Advised numerous physician groups on compliance with federal and state telemedicine laws.
  • Advised numerous medical device companies on compliance with federal and state telemedicine laws.
  • Advised numerous pharmacies on compliance with federal and state telemedicine laws.
  • Successfully defended a tele-allergy company in multiple state pharmacy board proceedings related to remote prescribing of allergy medications.
  • Successfully defended a telepsychiatry company in a state pharmacy board investigation for improper controlled substance prescribing.
  • Advised a multistate neurosurgery clinical research venture with proprietary patient matching software on compliance with federal and state telemedicine laws.
  • Advised a multistate sleep medicine network with proprietary clinical decision support software on compliance with federal and state telemedicine laws.
  • Advised a multistate podiatric durable medical equipment manufacturer with proprietary clinical decision support software on compliance with federal and state telemedicine laws.
  • Advised a multistate workers compensation network with proprietary clinical decision support software on compliance with federal and state telemedicine laws.
  • Advised a multistate and international teledermatology provider network with proprietary dermatological analysis software on compliance with federal and state telemedicine laws.
  • Advised a multistate telemedicine call-coverage venture for skilled nursing facilities with proprietary telemedicine software on compliance with federal and state telemedicine laws.
  • Advised a multistate and international endocrinology and nutrition telemedicine venture with proprietary clinical decision support software on compliance with federal and state telemedicine laws.
  • Advised a multistate, publicly traded telemedicine physician network contracted with major health insurance plans on compliance with federal and state telemedicine laws.
  • Advised a multistate proprietary telesurgical teaching platform on compliance with federal and state telemedicine laws.

Publications

"Telemedicine" chapter in Physician Law: Evolving Trends And Hot Topics, American Bar Association (editions in 2015, 2016 and 2017).
[01/03/2017] SEE MORE

Presentations

“Telemedicine Law: Maximizing Patient Care & ROI while Minimizing Legal Risks,” presentation at the California Telehealth Network’s Annual Meeting (San Diego, CA 2016).
[01/05/2016] SEE MORE