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Carrie Nixon, Esq. is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Nixon Law Group and CEO of Nixon HealthNexus, a healthcare reform and innovation consultancy. She also serves as Special Advisor to Empactful Capital, a healthcare venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. Carrie is an expert in healthcare law and policy issues relating to healthcare reform and value-based delivery/reimbursement, including Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs), MACRA and MIPS reporting, Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs), public and private Health Insurance Exchanges (HIM and PHIX), Health Information Exchanges (HIE), and mobile health/telemedicine. She provides counseling in governance and regulatory compliance matters such as HIPAA/privacy and fraud and abuse restrictions. Carrie represents health tech companies and healthcare startups, along with hospitals and health systems, health plans, individual physicians and physician groups, pharmacies, and post-acute care providers.

As a longtime attorney for a variety of clients in the assisted living and long-term care industry, Carrie has on-the-ground experience with the unique challenges facing those who serve our aging population. She has successfully defended these clients against malpractice claims and deficiency citations, helping them to navigate the ever-changing regulatory and risk management landscape.

Carrie is the founder of two successful companies and co-founder of a thriving non-profit public policy organization. She takes a comprehensive, integrated approach to serving clients, combining her expertise in law, public policy, and business strategy with skills in strategic communication and negotiation.  This approach is particularly well-suited to clients navigating this new era of healthcare reform and value-based delivery/reimbursement.  Carrie advises and advocates for her clients from every angle, using legal frameworks, business acumen, and a broad network of expertise and influence to achieve target outcomes.

After receiving her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, Carrie began her legal career as an attorney at Mintz Levin, an AmLaw 250 firm. She practiced in the firm’s DC office as part of the Health Law section. Carrie later joined the DC office of Reed Smith, another AmLaw 250 firm, practicing in the litigation section with an emphasis on healthcare litigation. She is a member of the Virginia Bar and DC Bar. Prior to attending law school, Carrie worked for a senior leader in the US House of Representatives as Deputy Policy Director.  She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and dog.

Carrie is licensed in Virginia and is based in our Northern Virginia office.