April Schweitzer partners with provider clients to address corporate and regulatory issues affecting hospitals, health systems, physician groups, and federally qualified health centers (FQHCs). April also provides counsel regarding value-based contracting, clinical integration networks, and accountable care organizations.
As a former public health project manager, I enjoy the opportunity to work with a variety of healthcare clients to implement strategies that will ultimately impact patients. I am particularly interested in helping clients think strategically about the practical realities of functioning in an ever evolving healthcare environment. Currently, my practice consists of the following:
I work on transactional matters including mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures, as well as corporate governance, licensure, tax exemption, and formation issues.
My practice consists of representing FQHCs in connection with various affiliation agreements, transition of services agreements, Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) issues, managed care contracting, and grant applications.
As part of the transition to value-based care, I provide counsel regarding the regulatory and operational requirements of hospital/physician alignment strategies such as clinical integration networks and accountable care organizations.
I provide counsel to clients regarding EMTALA, the federal Anti-Kickback Statute, the federal Stark law, and state law equivalents. I also work on Medicare and Medicaid regulatory compliance, including voluntary self-disclosures.
I work with many nonprofit organizations to ensure their governance and operations comply with legal requirements as well as best practices. With respect to tax-exempt hospitals, I provide assistance regarding Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state law requirements governing financial assistance and community benefit activities.
In this time of transformation in healthcare, consolidation is likely to continue as providers join forces to harness the power of big data and leverage new technologies to fundamentally alter how healthcare is delivered and paid for in the United States.
Partner and Complex Disputes practice leader John Ruskusky and Healthcare partner April Schweitzer, both of Chicago, are quoted in this article that looks at the growing number of lawsuits filed in Cook County, Illinois, under the state’s new Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA). John discusses the types of industries that will most likely be affected by the law while April lays out best practices for employers to consider when reviewing policies and practices for GIPA compliance.
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D., health law certificate, cum laude
Marquette University, B.A., cum laude
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