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Overview

Amanda is a healthcare attorney who’s in tune with client business strategies.

Amanda provides counsel on healthcare transactional, regulatory and operational issues, assisting clients as they navigate an ever-evolving regulatory landscape. She frequently addresses questions regarding:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions, including Medicare changes of ownership (CHOW)
  • Fraud and abuse laws, such as the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law and False Claims Act
  • Reimbursement (e.g. Outpatient Prospective Payment System, Medicare Physician Fee Schedule)
  • 340B Program
  • Telehealth expansion, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Hospital licensure
  • Joint Commission accreditation
  • Certificates of Need

While Amanda guides clients through a variety of healthcare regulations, she has a special focus on mergers and acquisitions of health systems, hospitals, medical groups and freestanding clinics.

Amanda has been enthusiastic about healthcare for most of her life and began honing her experience in healthcare law in law school when she served as a law clerk at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, she served as a senior attorney at a healthcare consulting firm, guiding clients through changing regulations. The experience taught her to think in terms of best strategies for not only regulatory compliance, but also revenue optimization and patient satisfaction.

When Amanda counsels a client on regulatory requirements, she’s considering not only the legal issues at hand, but also the effects of the regulations on business operations and the client’s broader business model. Clients value her focus on their overall strategy, as well as her efforts to understand their organizations: Amanda is known for her attention to client relationships and for her excellent communication.


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Education

  • J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law
    • cum laude
    • Health Law and Advocacy Certificates
    • Loyola University Chicago Journal of Regulatory Compliance, Executive Editor
    • Beazley Health Law Fellow
    • Health Justice Project Fellow
  • B.A., University of Missouri
    • Biology
    • with honors
    • Bryant Scholar

Admissions

  • Illinois

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
  • American Health Law Association
Experience
  • Assisted large health systems with changes of ownership and M&As, including post-transaction operational integration and alignment strategies.
  • Provided guidance and legal/regulatory interpretation for novel and complex issues, including COVID-19 related strategies.
  • Assisted large health systems in pharmacy and 340B compliance, operational strategies, and retail and specialty pharmacy development.
  • Developed and implemented complex telehealth services models for major health systems.
  • Evaluated and advised freestanding clinics and hospital clients on alignment and integration strategies, including regulatory and reimbursement guidance.
  • Guided dozens of 340B Covered Entities through HRSA 340B compliance audits, resulting in high levels of compliance and favorable audit results.
Outside the Office

Amanda loves to travel and is especially fond of camping and backpacking trips. When she’s at home, you can often find her playing tennis or cooking.

Community Leadership
  • Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Associate Board, Executive Member and Treasurer
    As a board member, Amanda assists with fundraising efforts, advocacy and education.
  • AmeriCorps VISTA Corps Member, 2013-2014

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