Helen R. Pfister
Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Concentrating on healthcare organizations and nonprofit corporations, Helen Pfister provides counsel on regulatory, policy and transactional matters. She represents hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, mental health facilities, substance abuse treatment providers, nursing homes, home care agencies, health information exchange organizations and social service agencies. Her areas of focus include licensure, reimbursement and privacy.
Helen does a significant amount of work for federally qualified health centers and other organizations in medically underserved communities. She helps clients navigate the legal and political challenges of Medicare, Medicaid and other public health insurance programs. She also counsels clients on payment and delivery system reform initiatives, including issues specific to accountable care organizations and other value-based payment initiatives.
With a strong transactional background, Helen frequently advises clients on acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance and related matters. In addition, she is a recognized authority on the federal 340B prescription drug discount program.
Using information technology to facilitate the secure and timely exchange of health information to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery is another of Helen’s strengths. She represents several health information exchanges and works on projects to increase the participation of community health centers and other safety net providers in health IT initiatives.
Before joining Manatt, Helen was in the mergers and acquisitions practice of an international law firm.