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Kelly T. Hagan

Kelly T. Hagan



  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Formation and Governance
  • Business and Corporate
  • Privacy and Data Security

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Kelly Hagan has practiced on the cutting edge of healthcare innovation for more than 25 years. Whether it is transitioning to value-based reimbursement, implementing new models of healthcare delivery or facilitating collaborations within competitive markets, Kelly helps his clients meet the antitrust, fraud and abuse, and privacy and data security challenges posed by “the next big thing” in healthcare, whatever it is.

Clients want efficient transactions, appropriate business and practice entities, and complex regulatory problems made simple. Understanding these business objectives has made Kelly a trusted advisor to boards of directors, C-suite management and compliance officers. With so much of health reform revolving around the sharing of health information, Kelly’s experience as co-chair of the firm’s Privacy and Data Security practice group adds an important dimension to clients’ strategic outlook.

When it comes to changes in the healthcare environment, Kelly has truly seen—and done—it all. Before joining Schwabe, he worked for Western Oregon Health Systems Agency (remember HSAs). He formed and advised IPAs serving the Oregon Health Plan in the 1990s, handled physician practice acquisitions by hospital systems in the years following, and then helped unwind those acquisitions in the post-managed care era. Using his broad experience and perspective, Kelly develops both long- and short-term strategies for client success.


“It doesn't matter what the subject is or how difficult the issue, Kelly Hagan is a reliable and valued partner in our legal discussions.”

“I know that Kelly Hagan will drop just about anything to take my call and respond to our needs. I have complete confidence in him as our counsel.”

--Joyce Newmyer, President, Adventist Health Services in Oregon / Chief Culture Officer at Adventist Health

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon State Courts
  • Washington State Courts
  • United States District Court, District of Oregon
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit


  • University of Oregon School of Law, Juris Doctor degree (1978)
  • Stanford University, Bachelor of Arts degree (1975)
Areas of Practice

Business and Corporate | Corporate Formation and Governance | Mergers and Acquisitions | Privacy and Data Security

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Formed and advised Accountable Care Organizations participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program.
  • Formed and advised Coordinated Care Organizations serving Oregon’s Medicaid population.
  • Formed and advised population health management organizations, health maintenance organizations, hospitals and health systems, and physician groups.
  • Counseled both hospitals and physicians in peer review, credentialing and medical staff matters.


Telemedicine in the Age of COVID-19
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, December 2020

With many medical practices and healthcare practitioners moving to telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, questions abound on legal requirements, privacy, and the future of healthcare. Schwabe’s Healthcare team has taken a closer look at the legal issues surrounding the rise of telemedicine during the pandemic and the implications for our healthcare future in the four articles below...

Additional Articles

  • Healthcare Employee Data Privacy during the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Opinion: Privacy Challenges Ahead for Telehealth Adopters
  • Congress Offers Assistance to Healthcare Providers
  • Opinion: Outdated laws have limited innovation in health care industry
  • CARES Act Resources
  • COVID-19 and Patient Information Disclosure and Reporting
  • Office of Civil Rights announces $2.4M settlement with Texas Health System for release of patient name
  • Advocate’s settlement with OCR signals a move towards more aggressive enforcement action
  • Proposed Provider-Based Rule Changes: CMS Pursues "Site Neutrality" in Payment
  • Highest Court in the Land Expands FCA Liability
  • The Dilemma of Health Care Privacy and Data Security
  • It's Time for Your Company to Prepare for a Health ‎Care Privacy Audit
  • When Handling Health Info, Destroy That Data ‎Securely
  • Oregon Court of Appeals Holds No "Loss of ‎Chance" Negligence Under Oregon Law
  • Health care providers: Take note of new Medicare rules that go into effect today
  • Expanded Medicare Disqualification Standards Effective Feb. 3, 2015
  • ICD-10 Implementation Delayed Another Year‎
  • September 23, 2014, Deadline for Revised HIPAA ‎Business Associate Agreements
  • Major New Cyber-Security Issues Require Your ‎Attention ‎
  • Deadline for Reporting 2013 Data Breaches to the ‎U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Business Associate, Esq.: HIPAA's New Normal
  • Health Plans Must Certify Compliance with HIPAA ‎Standard Transaction Rule by Year's End
  • HIPAA Deadline Looms: September 23, 2013‎
  • HIPAA's New Normal: The Omnibus HIPAA Rulemaking
  • The Omnibus HIPAA Rulemaking: HIPAA's New Normal
  • Affordable Care Act Rules for 501(c)(3) Hospitals


  • The Future Will See You Now: Privacy and Compliance in an Evolving Healthcare Industry
  • “Barriers to Sharing Health Information in Behavioral Health," Health Care Compliance Association's (HCCA) 22nd Annual Compliance Institute (April 17, 2018)
  • American Bar Association 2016 Physicians Legal Issues Conference 
  • Willamette University Law School Symposium: Privacy and Data Security for Counsel

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