- Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D.
- Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, M.H.A.
- Sarah Lawrence College, A.B.
- Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for exceptional standing in the legal community for Healthcare, 2010-2013
- Best Lawyers in America in the field of Health Care Law for 2012
- “Southern California Super Lawyers,” Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine, 2012, 2013
- “Southern California Rising Stars,” Law & Politics and Los Angeles Magazine, 2004–2010
- Nightingale’s Healthcare News’ Outstanding Healthcare Transactional Lawyers for 2004 (named as one among 12 recipients nationally)
- Awarded AV Preeminent rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
- Learning Rights Law Center, Board Member (2008–present)
- American Bar Association, Health Law Section
- American Health Lawyers Association, Hospitals Practice Group, Leadership Development Program (2012–2013)
- California Bar Association, Chair, Health Law Committee of the Business Law Section (2010–2011); Vice Chair of Education (2009–2010)
- Los Angeles County Bar Association, Health Law Section Executive Committee (2002–2010)
- Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, Board Member (1998–2003)
- Legal Aspects of the Enterprise Task Force, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) (2008–2010)
- Partners in Care Foundation 2012 Honorary Dinner Committee
JILL H. GORDON
As a health law and life sciences lawyer, Jill Gordon is experienced at representing academic medical centers, hospitals, long-term care facilities, surgery centers, foundations and clinics, medical groups/IPAs, accountable care organizations and other entities affiliated with the health care industry. In addition, Jill represents companies in the health information, medical device and telemedicine fields.
What do you focus on?
I assist health care providers and others in the industry with transactional and regulatory matters. My practice is primarily focused on hospital/physician alignment strategies; forming joint ventures and other alliances; structuring mergers and acquisitions; and negotiating managed care and other agreements, such as physician contracts, facility leases, and management and co-management arrangements.
Many of my transactions incorporate bundled payment relationships, pay for performance and shared savings incentive programs and the creation of clinically integrated or “narrow” networks. I also provide counsel with respect to physician self-referral (Stark law), anti-kickback, licensing and certification and other health care compliance matters and serve as outside general counsel to a number of providers.
What do you see on the horizon?
I expect to see continued consolidation in the industry and increased sophistication in approaching the capturing, reporting and use of data with respect to increased quality and decreased cost. The challenge for all of us is anticipating how data will reorganize the care delivery system and remaining flexible to move with the market.
Selective Representative Transactions
- Several community hospitals and hospital systems in the development and expansion of physician foundations, hospital-based clinics and community clinic networks, including physician practice acquisition and the negotiation and structuring of governance systems and complex services agreements
- Five-hospital health system in the formation of a physician joint-venture with over 800 physicians for purposes of creating a managed care narrow network, system-wide co-management, and a framework for clinical integration
- Community hospital in the creation of a physician joint venture with over 400 physicians; establishment of the joint venture as both a Medicare and commercial payor accountable care organization (ACO)
- Large national health system, as well as several other hospitals, health plans, PHOs, and medical groups around the country in the development of internal guidelines for physician incentive payments focused on quality and cost-saving measures (gainsharing and P4P)
- Several hospital systems and community hospitals in the design and implementation of an electronic medical record (EMR) donation program and health information exchange (HIE) structure
- Several hospital systems, health plans, IPAs and medical groups with respect to their managed care contracting strategy, joint contracting, the establishment of narrow networks, risk pools, and delegated services arrangements
- Multi-stakeholder nonprofit entity in the development and implementation of a statewide commercial payor bundled payment demonstration program
- Several academic medical centers in their overall physician alignment strategy and ACO development
- Several telemedicine and mobile imaging companies with respect to their start-up operations and expansion to multiple states
- National developer of radiation therapy joint ventures with respect to regulatory compliance matters for over twenty transactions
- Several skilled nursing and assisted living landlords and operators with respect to facility sales and acquisitions, lease agreements, and operations transfers
Jill is a frequent lecturer for such organizations as the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, the Healthcare Financial Management Association, the Hospital Association of Southern California, and numerous other national and regional organizations. Jill has given over 80 presentations, including the following recent topics:
- “The Fundamentals of a Healthcare Transaction: An Interactive Look at the Anatomy of a Deal, “ Webinar, American Bar Association Health Law Section, November 7, 2013
- “Clinical Integration 2.0 – The Informatics Revolution,” National Accountable Care Congress, Los Angeles, November 5, 2013
- “Perspectives from Health Law Attorneys in Government, Law Firms, and In-House Counsel,” American Health Lawyers Association Young Professionals Council, University of California Los Angeles School of Law, October 16, 2013
- “Health Law California Style- How to Pass as a Local,” Providence Health & Services, Seattle, May 31, 2013
- “Meeting the Challenges of Provider Reimbursement: New Payment Models, Implications and Opportunities,” Southern California Orthopedic Institute, Partnership Strategic Planning Retreat, Los Angeles, May 18, 2013
- “Regulatory Issues Involved in Utilizing ACO Structures to Contract with Commercial Payors,” Massachusetts/Rhode Island HFMA Managed Care Committee Webinar, April 9, 2013
- “The New Healthcare Landscape - Shared Savings or Shared Misery?,” Los Angeles County Bar Association, Los Angeles, March 7, 2013
- “If You Can’t Monitor It, Don’t Execute It: Ways to Develop Compliant Agreements that are Commercially Reasonable and Consistent with FMV,” AHLA Hospitals Law Institute, Phoenix, February 13, 2013
- “Healthcare Reform and Providers: Getting Down to the Basics,” Guest Lecturer, UC Irvine MD/MBA Joint Degree Program, Physicians, Healthcare and the Law, January 31, 2013
- “The Fundamentals of a Healthcare Transaction: An Interactive Look at the Anatomy of a Deal,” ABA Health Law Section Webinar, October 11, 2012
- “Motivating Patients with Incentives Not Inducements or Kickbacks,” Health 2.0 Conference, San Francisco, October 7, 2012
- “Compliance Issues for Surgery Center Buy-Ins, Operations, and Buy-Outs,” LACBA 9th Annual Healthcare Compliance Symposium, Los Angeles, October 4, 2012
- “Physician Alignment Alternatives to Employment” and “ACOs in Action: Developing a Successful ACO,” Annual Medical Development Specialists Conference, Las Vegas, October 1, 2012
- “Contracting Bundled Payment With Commercial Payors,” Bundled Payment Summit, Washington, DC, June 13, 2012
- “Gainsharing in BPCI,” Bundled Payment Learning Forum, The Camden Group, May 3, 2012
- “Improving Quality through Physician Alignment Strategies: Legal and Valuation Issues,” Pay for Performance Summit, Los Angeles, March 20, 2012
- “Evaluating Opportunities and Hazards in Healthcare Integration,” Los Angeles County Bar Association, Los Angeles, March 15, 2012
Jill has been quoted in and published over 50 articles. Some of her recent publications include:
- “CMS issues policy memorandum regarding assignment of Medicare provider agreements following CHOW,” Nixon Peabody Health Law Alert, October 3, 2013 (Co-author with: Rebecca Simone, Carolyn Jacoby Gabbay, Laurie T. Cohen, and Peter J. Millock)
- “Legal Issues in Designing Bundled Payments and Shared Savings Arrangements in the Commercial Payor Context,” Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, September 4, 2013 (Co-author with The Camden Group and Pacific Business Group on Health)
- “Recent Complaint Highlights Role of Copyright in Protecting Health Care Information,” Nixon Peabody Intellectual Property Alert, November 2, 2012 (co-author with John Chatowski and Robert Weikert)
- “Contracting for Bundled Payment,” Prepared for: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, MITRE, December 16, 2011
- “Overview, Issues Raised, and Probable Controversies,” Accountable Care News, Special Edition—ACO Regulations, April 2011
- “Do the Right Thing: Can the ACO Reinvent the Payor-Provider Relationship?” The Healthcare Innovator’s Forum, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 2011
- “Hospital-Physician Alignment Strategies,” White Paper for the California Hospital Association, January 2011
- Amid Rollout of Affordable Care Act, Firms Face Challenge in Boosting Health Care Practices
Daily Journal | October 22, 2013
Los Angeles Health Services partner Jill Gordon discusses the impact of the Affordable Care Act on law firms.
- 2013 Roundtable Series: Health Care
California Lawyer | January 1, 2013
Los Angeles Health Services partner Jill Gordon discusses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's impact on health care practices in California.
- Reform's Momentum
San Francisco Business Times | July 6, 2012
Los Angeles Health Services partner Jill Gordon provides commentary in this feature article discussing the Supreme Court’s health care reform decision and its impact.