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Tracy A. Jessner Hale

Senior Counsel


University of Southern California, B.A., 2004, cum laude

University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, J.D., 2008

Bar Admissions

  • 2008, California
Presentations & Speaking Engagements

Ms. Hale is senior counsel in the Regulatory Department of Hooper, Lundy and Bookman.  Her primary focus is on assisting health care providers, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, pharmacies, provider groups and laboratories, with Medicare and Medi-Cal reimbursement, provider enrollment, licensure, regulatory compliance, operations and HIPAA and privacy issues.  She regularly assists health care providers in addressing complex regulatory matters that arise in the context of mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and related transactions, including analyzing and evaluating compliance and diligence findings and obtaining regulatory approvals.  Ms. Hale is experienced in representing health care providers in administrative appeals, including those before the Provider Reimbursement Review Board and California Department of Health Care Services. Ms. Hale has worked on significant state and federal court cases for health care providers, including challenges to Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement reductions.

In addition to her health care practice, Ms. Hale is firmly committed to community service. She provides pro bono representation of clients in foster parent adoptions through the Alliance for Children’s Rights, and Social Security disability benefit appeals and other legal matters through the AIDS Legal Services Project.  Ms. Hale volunteered as an attorney supervisor for the UCLA Mobile Clinic Project’s legal clinic. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Hale volunteered as an intern with Bet Tzedek Legal Services.  In 2012, Ms. Hale was awarded the honor of “Pro Bono Champion” by the American Health Lawyers Association for significant pro bono legal services in the health care field.

Ms. Hale received B.A. degrees in Biological Sciences and Political Science, cum laude, with a Minor in Bioethics, from the University of Southern California in 2004. She received her J.D. from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law in 2008, where she was a member of the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal. Ms. Hale was admitted to the California Bar in 2008.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Health Law Section, The Center for Professional Responsibility, and Young Lawyers Division)
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • California Society for Healthcare Attorneys
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Healthcare Law Section)
  • Women in Health Administration of Southern California (Board Member, Secretary/President-Elect)
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 Southern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017 Southern California Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012 Pro Bono Champion by American Health Lawyers Association

Presentations & Speaking Engagements

  • June 2018: FFY 2019 IPPS Proposed Rule (CHA Hospital Finance and Reimbursement Seminar)
  • Sept. 2015: Medicare Litigation Update (HFMA SoCal and San Diego-Imperial Fall Conference)
  • Nov. 2014: Litigation Update: PRRB Appeals, Major Decisions, Future Implications (HFMA SoCal Winter Program)
  • Sept. 2009: The HIPAA Breach Notification Rule and FTC Red Flags Rule: Is Your Organization Prepared? (HLB Webinar)


American Health Lawyers Association Publications

  • 2012: Medicare Law, 3rd ed. (contributing author)
  • March 2015, April 2011, March 2010 and March 2009: Medicaid Litigation Update, AHLA Institute on Medicare and Medicaid Payment Issues (contributing author)
  • Oct. 2009: False Claims Act Litigation Update 2009, Fraud & Compliance Forum (co-author with P. Hooper) 

Bloomberg BNA Publications

  • 2014-2018: Payments for Hospital Services Under Medicare Parts A and B, Portfolio Series No. 1300 (contributing author)
  • 2013-2016: Health Care Fraud and Abuse: Practical Perspectives, American Bar Association Health Law Section, 3rd ed. and Supplements (contributing author)

 California Hospital Association Publications

  • 2011-2018: California Hospital Compliance Manual (contributing author)

 HLB Publications

  • Nov./Dec. 2017: Appropriate Use Criteria for Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Services: An Overview and Updates, Health Law Perspectives (V.19, N.8)
  • April 2013: Allina Health Services v. Sebelius: Implications for Providers’ DSH Payments, Health Law Perspectives (Vol. 15, No. 2)
  • May 2011: Mississippi District Court Finds that Regulatory Non-compliance is Not a Basis for False Claims Act Liability, Health Law Perspectives (Vol. 13, No. 4)
  • March 2010: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: Summary of Select Provisions Affecting Providers and Suppliers, HLB Special Report (contributing author)
  • March 2009: HR 1 – The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, HLB Special Report (contributing author)
  • February 2009: Transplant Program Investigation Reports Not Protected Under The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act, Quality Healthcare Report (Vol. 1, No. 1)
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