Rachael Blucher

Rachael E. Blucher

Senior Counsel

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San Francisco

Rachael represents a variety of health care clients including health care facilities, long-term care providers, and senior care and housing communities. She advises them on regulatory compliance, federal and state fraud and abuse laws, licensure, Medicare and Medi-Cal reimbursement and certification, HIPAA compliance, corporate governance, contract drafting and business structuring.

Before joining Hanson Bridgett, Rachael worked as a medical malpractice litigator representing both hospitals and physicians.


"Long-Term Care Requirements of Participation - Phase 2 Implementation Effective November 28, 2017," co-author, Health Care Alert (November 2017)

"Is Your Social Media in Compliance With Federal Fair Housing Law?" co-author, Senior Housing and Care Law Alert (September 2015)

"Court Rejects Class Action for Health Information Security Breach," co-author, Health Care Law Alert (June 2014)

"California to Require Licensure of Home Care," Health Care Law Alert (January 2014)

"Tensions Between RCFE Regulations and the ACA Quality Care Initiatives?" California Assisted Living Association's News & Views (Winter 2013)

"California Covered: California's Health Benefit Exchange," California Assisted Living Association's News & Views (Winter 2013)

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"Insurance Coverage Considerations," moderator, CALA's Risk Symposium (February 2020)

ABA Northern District of California White Collar Crime Regional Subcommittee, panelist (October 2017)

"Revised Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation for Long-Term Care Facilities," co-presenter, American Health Lawyers Association Regulation, Accreditation, and Payment Practice Group Meeting (November 2016)

"Appealing Deficiencies – What You Need to Know", co-speaker, CALA Fall Conference (October 2014)

Healthcare Reform and The Affordable Care Act Seminar, Omni Hotel San Francisco, Organizer (November 2013)

“The Business of Healthcare, Part II: Select Legal Issues for Employers and Health Care Providers Complying with the New Coverage Rules,” American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting (August 2013)

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Professional Affiliations

Bar Association of San Francisco Barristers Club, Health Section Chair

American Health Lawyers Association

LeadingAge California

California Assisted Living Association

State Bar of California

Sacramento County Bar Association

Academic Distinction

Hastings Health Law Organization, Member


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2011)

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz (2006)

Admissions And Courts


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California


916-491-3025 Direct Phone
916-491-3095 Fax

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