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Helena, Montana 59624

Phone: 406-502-1594

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Erin F. Maclean, JD, CHC, CHPC
Erin F. Maclean, JD, CHC, CHPCAttorney/Managing Shareholder
Erin F. MacLean, JD, CHC, CHPC (emaclean@fandmpc.com; emaclean@compliagent.com) is a Health Law Attorney and Managing Shareholder of Freeman & MacLean, P.C and Regional Compliance Director for Compliagent, a national healthcare compliance consulting firm based in Los Angeles and serving healthcare providers throughout the United States. Erin operates the Helena, Montana based office of the Firm.  Erin graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.A. in International Studies – Global Economic Systems. Erin later earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Wyoming, College of Law.  Erin also attended the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez and studied International Law, abroad, in Bangkok, Thailand, through Golden Gate University’s College of Law. Erin currently practices law in Montana, Wyoming and North Dakota and is also licensed to practice law in Colorado. In 2019, Erin earned her health care compliance (CHC) and health care privacy compliance (CHPC) certifications from the Compliance Certification Board (CBO).

Erin has nearly 15 years of experience advising business clients, in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, and, over the past 12 years, Erin has focused her practice in the area of health care law and related areas of legal practice, such as federal and state regulatory compliance, in various areas, employment law, transactional law, administrative law, governmental affairs, mergers and acquisitions and business planning. Erin serves as lead attorney and outside counsel for numerous health care entities, practitioners and other business operations within the health care space.

Over the course of her career, Erin has provided legal and compliance counsel to and advised hospitals, health care management companies, post-acute care clients, physician and mid-level owned practices, mental health providers and other health care entities and businesses operating in the health care sector with respect to business operations, business organization, business transactions, employment and employment contracting, mergers and acquisitions, health care and operational compliance and compliance program development, government investigations and Corporate Integrity Agreements, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement procedures, billing compliance and claims, and business and professional liability coverage, health information privacy and security, including HIPAA, the HITECH Act, the 21st Century Cures Act, drug and alcohol abuse treatment laws (such as 42 CFR Part 2), state health care privacy laws and compliance, medical staff bylaws and credentialing, and business and health care licensing. Erin has also provided real-time Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) response to healthcare providers and employers.

Erin represents individual providers, such as physicians and nurse practitioners and other mid-level providers, nurses, mental health providers and non-traditional health care professionals on matters related to professional licensing and complaints, employment and employment contracting and matters related to health care compliance and health care privacy compliance.

Since 2008, Erin has been annually reelected as the Chair of the Health Care Law Section of the Montana State Bar.  Erin travels frequently, giving presentations on health care law matters and advising on health care and compliance topics. She enjoys being able to live and work in the Rocky Mountain Region, where she and her husband raise their two children.

To view the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) article authored by Erin MacLean, entitled 21st Century Cures Act: Avoiding Information Blocking for Treatment Purposes, click HERE.

To view the South Florida Hospital News and Healthcare Report article co-authored by Erin MacLean, entitled Do You Have a COVID-19 Hurricane Plan?, click HERE.

Jacalyn (Jackie) Jones, JD
Jacalyn (Jackie) Jones, JDAttorney, Of Counsel

Jackie Boyle Jones is an Of Counsel Attorney at Freeman & MacLean, P.C., and Regional Compliance Specialist for Compliagent, a national healthcare compliance consulting firm based in Los Angeles and serving healthcare providers throughout the United States. Jackie works in Helena, Montana. Jackie graduated from Carroll College with a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology.  She later earned her Juris Doctorate from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon.  While at Willamette, she focused on Health Law and attended the American University Washington College of Law Health Law and Policy Summer Institute.

Jackie helps healthcare clients navigate healthcare compliance, Board complaints, healthcare privacy and data security, healthcare fraud and abuse, medical malpractice, and public health law, including COVID-19 response.  She enjoys working with small healthcare provider practices to implement policies and procedures to allow owners and managers effectively run their business and maintain their unique culture.  Jackie was a research assistant for Dr. Stephen Higgins at the University of Vermont Medical School, where she helped with groundbreaking research on substance abuse and treatment. She is now able to counsel clinical researchers on grant compliance, along with healthcare data privacy specific to substance abuse treatment.

Jackie has two decades of experience working as a state and federal lobbyist on behalf of nonprofits  and government agencies.  Her strong background in legislative policy allows her to interpret new regulations and policies and put them in clear terms for clients. Jackie focuses on designing and implementing policies to ensure clients meet and exceed state and federal compliance requirements.  She was the former Communications and Government Relations for the Montana Insurance and Securities Commissioner during the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.  She continues to keep up to date on public and private payee regulations to help clients ensure they are able to be paid for their services. Her close relationships with coalitions, associations, and state and federal regulators helps her navigate through complex, intertwined systems to help clients achieve their goals.

She is an active member of the American Bar Association Health Law Section and is Vice President of the Montana Healthcare Law Section of the Montana State Bar.

Southgate B. (Sox) Freeman, III
Southgate B. (Sox) Freeman, IIIRetired Attorney/Shareholder
Sox retired from the active practice of law in 2019, but he remains a shareholder in the firm.  Sox continues his active mediation practice and continues to serve as a hearing examiner, from time to time.