Isabelle Bibet-Kalinyak, Esq. is an associate in our Healthcare Practice Group. She has experience in multiple facets of healthcare law, such as assisting healthcare providers in navigating the complexities of regulations, analyzing physician/hospital integration models for compliance with the Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute, HIPAA issues, Medicare/Medicaid compliance issues, medical staff issues, mid-level provider regulations and telemedicine. In addition, she negotiates and drafts a variety of documents including hospital medical staff bylaws, employment agreements, personal service agreements, medical directorship agreements, release agreements, lease agreements, operating agreements, code of regulations, and policies.
Isabelle came to McDonald Hopkins after three years at Brouse McDowell. Earlier, she worked as a legal intern at a large multi-county health system and a local hospital.
In the area of immigration law, Isabelle has expertise in employment-based immigration for medical professionals, scientists, engineers, business executives, and researchers in the areas of healthcare, biotech, education, retail, and manufacturing. She represents hospitals, universities, small and large manufacturers, large retailers, and individuals in a variety of immigration matters, such as H-1B and H-4 visas, L-1A, L-1B, and L-2 visas, O-1 visas, J-1 visa waivers, green card petitions, U.S. citizenship applications, etc. A first generation immigrant herself, she strives to address her foreign national clients’ concerns proactively and coaches them through the entire immigration process.
Isabelle is passionate about business and the law. Fluent in French, her native language, Isabelle has more than 20 years of international business experience in the healthcare, aerospace and plastics industries. She served as a senior sales representative in cardiology and neurology for a global pharmaceutical company where she conducted sales, strategic business planning and training. She also served as General Manager of the public transportation division and international account executive for a global manufacturer of custom, specialty laminates and coated films for train and aircraft interiors in Paris, France.
She earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Akron School of Law in 2012, an MBA. from Kent State University in 1998, and a B.B.A. in finance, summa cum laude, from Temple University in 1991.
Rick L. Hindmand, Esq. helps healthcare professionals, organizations and advisers structure their operations and arrangements to address legal, compliance and business challenges while advancing and protecting their interests.
Rick focuses his practice on healthcare regulatory, data privacy, cybersecurity, corporate, and transactional matters. Rick represents physicians and other healthcare providers and organizations in structuring group practices, joint ventures, ambulatory surgery centers, provider networks, physician/ hospital affiliations and accountable care organizations (ACOs), as well as arrangements to provide ancillary services, chronic care management and physician in-office dispensing of prescription drugs. His services extend to various corporate and transactional matters, including practice acquisitions and managed care, billing, management, employment, independent contractor, and other service arrangements.
Rick assists healthcare providers and businesses in developing and implementing proactive approaches to identify and address existing and potential compliance challenges. He counsels clients on regulatory, fraud and abuse, data privacy and cybersecurity, reimbursement and professional practice issues, including compliance with the Stark physician self-referral law, federal and state anti-kickback laws, and corporate practice and fee-splitting restrictions. Rick provides guidance with respect to the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and the HITECH Breach Notification Rule, working with HIPAA covered entities and business associates to implement and update policies, procedures and related safeguards for the privacy and security of protected health information (PHI). Rick also assists covered entities and business associates in assessing whether a data breach occurred and in reporting and responding to breaches of PHI and in responding to HIPAA investigations and enforcement activities.
Rick earned a J.D., cum laude, from University of Michigan Law School in 1986. He received a B.A., with honors, from Northwestern University in 1981.