Sharon Caulfield's decades of experience in Colorado health care and employment law allow her to advise health care clients in many aspects of regulatory compliance, operational effectiveness and good employment practices. Her practice focuses on business and regulatory advice for all types of health care providers, such as critical access hospitals, governmental medical centers, ambulatory surgery centers, provider networks, physician practices and ancillary service providers.
Sharon has numerous clients in the senior services industry, including life plan communities, PACE programs, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living organizations and home and community-based organizations. Sharon also regularly works with religious and nonprofit organizations with compliance with tax exemption rules, board fiduciary obligations, management of funds subject to UPMIFA and operational matters.
Sharon engages in business planning, compliance oversight and reporting, HIPAA privacy and security oversight, antitrust counseling, managed care organizational development and insurance contracting, fraud and abuse and Stark law counseling, provider credentialing and administrative matters under the HCQIA, tax exemption advice, governmental and critical access hospital compliance, and many other elements of health care provider operations. A creative thinker, Sharon has assisted alternative care providers, compounding pharmacies, and provider networks to develop innovative products and practices.
A distinguished and in-demand speaker, Sharon has periodically taught bioethics and health law as an adjunct health law professor at the University of Colorado School of Law. She served for 20 years on the advisory board for the University of Colorado's Center for Bioethics and Humanities.
An active member of the Colorado health care community, Sharon serves on several community boards and industry associations. Currently, Sharon is the chair of the LeadingAge Legal Committee serving the comprehensive trade association for the nation’s senior services organizations. She is also on the board of Kavod Senior Life, a HUD senior living facility. Sharon has been honored with the Founders' Medal of Honor from HFMA's Colorado Chapter, and she has served for 25 years as a member of the Episcopal Chancellor's Network. She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers in the field of health care law annually since each publication was initiated.
Sharon joined the firm in 2015 from Caplan and Earnest, LLC, in Boulder, where she was a partner for 22 years and served as chair of the firm’s health law group. Previously, she worked as an associate and then a partner at Davis, Graham & Stubbs in Denver.