Representation of Non-Profits

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

BHCHP was created in 1985 to provide high-quality health care services to homeless people in Greater Boston. It is recognized as the most innovative and successful program of its type in the country. It now operates in 45 different sites, and sends its van out every night on the streets of Boston. It has admitting privileges at the Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. It also operates a respite care facility for homeless persons in transition from inpatient hospital care. Recently, it successfully passed $32 million in its capital campaign, which will finance the renovation of the Mallory Building in Boston, to provide clinical and respite services for the homeless, as well as a new home for its administrative offices.

R&R became BHCHP's general counsel in 1996. We have provided constant advice on all phases of BHCHP's operations, including patients' rights, employment issues, real estate, governance and every unique twist imaginable.

Commonwealth Care Alliance

Although CCA began operations in 2003, R&R's legal representation of CCA and its prototypes and predecessors dates back to 1996. The visionary Chief Executive Officer of CCA is Dr. Robert Master, who for his entire career, dating back to the early 1970's, has been dedicated to providing innovative systems of care to those most involved with the health care system - frail elderly patients and people with serious chronic conditions. R&R began representing Dr. Master in these efforts in 1996, at which time it helped him transfer his predecessor to CCA - Community Medical Alliance - to Neighborhood Health Plan (NHP), the private HMO serving Medicaid clients. Community Medical Alliance (CMA) was, and is, a specialty HMO for the severely disabled receiving Medicaid benefits.

Commonwealth Care Alliance has built on Dr. Master's unrivaled experience in creating effective financing systems for people with chronic conditions, to the point where it is recognized today as the leading nonprofit company using Medicare and Medicaid dollars to improve the health status of its members, principally by providing a team of doctors, nurse practitioners and others to assist and monitor and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.

R&R helped create Commonwealth Care Alliance, designed its corporate structure, its by-laws and its initial governance design. R&R continues to advice CCA today, principally on the development of strategic partnerships necessary to the growth of its membership.

Practice Areas

  • ERISA Coverage Disputes
  • Short-Term Disability Claims
  • Healthcare Benefits Law
  • Long-Term Care Benefits
  • Denied Premium Waiver
  • Consumer Rights and Protections
  • Health Insurance Denials
  • Representation of Non-Profits

Illnesses Represented

  • Agent Orange
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Back and Neck Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Diseases
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Chrohns' Disease
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Heart Conditions
  • Home Health Denial
  • Infertility
  • Lupus
  • MELAS Syndrome
  • Mental Illness
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • PLS, Post Polio Syndrome
  • Pre-existing Condition Exclusion
  • Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Rosenfeld & Rafik, P.C. is a law firm in Boston, Massachusetts, helping chronically ill and disabled people access the healthcare insurance system. We represent clients in cities that include Boston, Worcester, Springfield, Lowell, Hartford, Providence, Bridgeport, and New Haven. We also represent clients throughout Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.

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