As a member of Husch Blackwell’s Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education team, Cori represents large health systems, hospitals, physician practices and other types of healthcare and wellness providers.
She routinely advises pediatric and adult providers on regulatory compliance and reimbursement/repayment matters relating to the Stark Law, the Anti-kickback Statute, the False Claims Act, and Medicare and state Medicaid payment statutes and regulations. Cori has experience in advising pharmacy benefit managers in areas such as rebates/discounts, specialty pharmacy contracting and group purchasing.
In addition, Cori is experienced in drafting and negotiating documents related to hospital-physician affiliations, with specific attention to employment, professional services, physician recruitment and clinical co-management agreements. She also assists her clients with corporate structure and governance issues, franchise matters and strategic business considerations. Cori represents healthcare providers in civil and criminal fraud investigations and self-disclosures with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Cori has developed experience in the representation of children’s hospitals and represents pediatric providers across the country. Through her role as the Vice Chair of Publications for the American Health Lawyers Association, Children’s Hospital Affinity Group, Cori routinely addresses the unique challenges associated with providing healthcare services to children and helps to provide knowledge and guidance to pediatric providers on emerging issues.
Cori’s industry connections extend outside of her legal work. Throughout college, she volunteered at a hospice facility. She served as the deputy vice chair on the Cabot Westside Medical and Dental Center Board of Directors for many years before its acquisition by a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Cori has also been actively involved with the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign. In addition, she was a member of the firm's Partner Board.